Sunday, July 12, 2015
CCTV screen capture of the day: Launching Zubr LCAC from 868
Without the piggyback of a Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) such as the 868, the Zubr Class reaches 480 KM from shore on its own. When paired with a MLP, that 480KM limitation is no longer an issue. As to what purpose such a pairing serves, your guess is as good as mine.
Since PLAN's Yuzhao class LPD is not large enough to house Zubr LCAC, it makes sense for the PLAN to utilize the MLP to launch those "European bison".
Posted by Coatepeque at 11:01 PM