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Bogatyr - he is also a hero in the Arctic. "Ilya Muromets" crumbles ice in the Kara Gate

The newest icebreaker of the North fleet (SF) "Ilya Muromets" will continue testing in the Kara Gate between the islands of Novaya Zemlya and Vaigach, said the chief of the press service of the Northern Fleet, Captain First Rank Vadim Serga. The crew of the newest icebreaker of the Northern Fleet, Ilya Muromets, continues to work on the ice test plan in the Arctic.

Bogatyr - he is also a hero in the Arctic. "Ilya Muromets" crumbles ice in the Kara Gate

The weather is generally conducive to testing. Wind blows from south-west at speeds up to 10 meters per second. Ice - one-year, cohesion to 10 points. Ice thickness varies from 30 to 80 centimeters, sometimes up to a meter. In these conditions of ice conditions, the new equipment confirms the characteristics declared by the manufacturer.
- said in a statement.

The icebreaker Ilya Muromets icebreaker left Murmansk on April 12. After three days in the eastern part of the Barents Sea, he reached the ice edge and began tests that will last several more weeks.

The vessel was laid at the Admiralty Shipyards 23 on April 2015. Launched in June 2016. With a length of 85 meters and a width of about 20 meters, the icebreaker has a displacement of about 6000 tons. It has high seaworthiness and autonomy of navigation, is equipped with a helipad, equipped with a crane with a loading capacity of 26 tons to perform loading and unloading operations.

The icebreaker "Ilya Muromets" can be used for comprehensive support of the actions of the fleet forces and for conducting scientific research in the Arctic.
Photos used:
The press service of the Northern Fleet.
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  1. Russia
    Russia April 24 2018 14: 49
    Handsome, he would have to have more brothers and sisters for the company, to all enemies to evil and to our joy smile
  2. san4es
    san4es April 24 2018 15: 00
    hi In addition to crane weapons (as the supplier should), and an arsenal of fire fighting equipment, there is a multifunctional working boat with an inflatable sideboard BL-820, 400 meters of booms, and a production boat. There is a helipad on the vessel’s tank, which can receive Ka-32 or Ka-27 helicopters.
    In addition, some military media report that, in the case of mobilization of auxiliary vessels, between the helipad and the icebreaker superstructure, an AK-230, AK-630 or AK-306 gun mount can be installed.
    Jan 2 2018 year
  3. sergei28
    sergei28 April 24 2018 15: 00
    ice 0.3-0.8 meters ??? oh ..... oh, SUV!
    1. SklochPensioner
      SklochPensioner April 24 2018 15: 27
      Quote: sergei28

      Dear Sergey!
      Before writing, please:
      a) carefully read the article;
      b) get acquainted with the subject (TTX, for example);
      c) and then pi ... those!
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS April 24 2018 17: 16
      Quote: sergei28
      ice 0.3-0.8 meters ??? oh ..... oh, SUV!

      This "SUV", as you say, pricks ice up to a meter. And this is enough for its tasks. Moreover, its displacement is only 6000 tons. For comparison, the Polar icebreaker is old, with a displacement of 12000 tons, and it pierces ice up to 2 meters. Moreover, our Ilya is not nuclear, unlike the mattress.
      Polar is old from 2007 to 2012, it was not operated, and we have about 40 icebreakers of various classes, and they are very well-operated.
      1. Sergej1972
        Sergej1972 April 24 2018 18: 32
        Polar Star is not an atomic icebreaker. The Americans do not have an atomic icebreaker fleet.
  4. Ingvar0401
    Ingvar0401 April 24 2018 17: 04
    It is a little disappointing that civilian vessels, even if they can be used to support the fleet, are built and launched much faster than warships ...
  5. Tank hard
    Tank hard April 24 2018 20: 35
    Well done! Keep it up!