Bora Class Hovercraft

Wednesday, 18th October 2006 by

Docked at the Russian Black Sea navy base in Sevastopol, Ukraine we can see an odd looking ship – a Bora Class hovercraft.

Designed in 1988, the Bora is by far the largest military hovercraft going and are odd in the fact that they are not for troop landing or transportation. The hovercraft are instead designed for coastal defense, particularly carrying out missile attacks on ships. They’re well suited to the task though, with 8 ‘Mosquito’ missiles, 20 anti-aircraft missiles, an artillery complex, a machine-gun and an interference creating device.

Only two such craft have been built and this is probably the first of the two. Wikipedia has more info and photos.

Thanks: SickFinga