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Mordovia


Air-cushion landing ship Mordovia

Mordovia (serial number 103) is a Project 12322 Zubr air-cushion landing ship. The ship is designed for taking aboard landing parties and combat vehicles from prepared or unprepared coast, sea lift, landing them ashore and providing fire support. In addition, the ship is capable to carry and lay mines. Thanks to design features of the air cushion, the ship is capable to move on the land bypassing minor obstacles (ditches, trenches) and minefields, move on bogs and land troops in enemy's rear.

REGISTRATION

Baltic Fleet

CONSTRUCTION

The ship was built by the Primorsky Shipyard (current name Almaz Shipbuilding Firm).

MILESTONES

The ship was commissioned into Baltic Fleet on October 15, 1991 as MDK-94, and renamed into Mordovia on March 12, 2001.

PERFORMANCE

Speed: 60 knots
Operating range: 300 nautical miles
Crew: 27 men

DIMENSIONS

Displacement: 555 tons
Length: 57.3 meters
Beam: 25.6 meters
Draft: 1.6 meters

POWERPLANT

4 x 100-kW gas turbine generators

ARMAMENT

2 x 140-mm rocket projectile launchers A-22 Ogon (combat load 66 projectiles) with fire control system
2 x 30-mm automatic gun mounts AK-630 (combat load 3,000 shells) with fire control system MR-123-02
8 MANPADS Igla