The Cargo On Russian Landing Ship Nikolay Filchenkov
21 Aug 2015 25 Comments
On August 20, 2015 Alligator class landing the ship Nikolay Filchenkov made one of her passages through Istanbul. The event was not worth of remembering if there was no cargo on deck of the ship.
During their previous passages Russian landing ships never had cargo on their top deck. It is worth Thus to look closer what Nikolay Filchenkov was carrying:
There are at least 4 KamAZ-4350 (4×4 or 6×6 either but definitely not 8×8) and one GAZ-66 trucks plus 2 or 3 things under tarpaulin. Of course those things hidden under the tarpaulin arouse the suspension most. Their height is less compared to the trucks suggesting that they could be a launcher. In that case this could be one of two batteries of some kind.
Any additional information or suggestions are welcomed.