Military Review

Mine Alexandrite: Russian ship with a secret

Alexandrite minesweepers are one of the most unusual ships of the Russian Navy fleet. In addition to its phenomenal maneuverability and the highest level of automation, the ship has the largest hull in the world of monolithic fiberglass. This technology significantly increases the survivability of the ship when searching for mines.

Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 2 December 2017 12: 39
    In essence, the composite body is almost eternal. It is not afraid of corrosion, water salinity, and I think the material does not get tired, like metal. At the same time, it is much simpler to upgrade or generally reorganize during modernization such a case than metal. Well, the repair of a fiberglass case is much easier than metal.
    1. Eflintuk
      Eflintuk 3 December 2017 18: 42
      Regarding the repair and modernization of such a building, everything is exactly the opposite! A piece of metal will be welded in any dock, and this fiberglass can only be repaired at this factory (if they can), I am silent about modernization. Yes, and it looks like a miracle, as if from the 60s sailed.
    HEATHER 2 December 2017 20: 29
    What kind of pimpochka? What the hell out of the minesweeper is over-maneuverability? Wait, the Kazanka-MB will be lowered for 120 wooden ones. Here we’ll talk.
  3. beeper
    beeper 2 December 2017 21: 58
    I liked the minesweeper, as well as the technologies of its construction!
  4. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 3 December 2017 09: 50
    But what about static electricity? How to deal with this evil ??
    1. Burbon
      Burbon 3 December 2017 12: 57
      Quote: bratchanin3
      But what about static electricity?

      accumulate in containers and sell for cash laughing .... probably solved this issue at the design stage, otherwise it would not have been
      1. bratchanin3
        bratchanin3 5 December 2017 10: 59
        Appreciated your humor!