The Project 775 Ropucha Landing Ship


The Project 775 Ropucha is a large landing ship that was first commissioned in 1975. This ship can carry up to 500 tons of cargo and has doors for unloading and loading vehicles in the bow and stern. The Ropucha has a displacement of 4,080 tons with a full load, a length of 112.5 meters, a beam of 15 meters, and a draft of 3.7 meters. It is powered by two diesel engines that are rated at 19,200 hp and move the ship at speeds of up to 18 knots. Moving at a speed of 15 knots, the ship has a maximum range of 6,100 nm (nautical miles).


The Project 775 can carry twenty five BTR-80 APCs, or up to ten main battle tanks, plus 200 troops, or three main battle tanks, three 2S9 Nona-S self propelled mortars, five MT-LB APCs, four military trucks, plus 313 troops. The ship has a crew of 98. The armament is comprised of two twin barreled 57 mm AK-725 main guns, two 120 mm A-215 Grad-M rocket launchers with 30 tubes, four Igla short range air defense systems, and two AK-630 30 mm Gatling guns. The upgraded Project 775M Ropucha 2 is armed with a single AK-176 76 mm main gun instead of the two AK-725s.


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