Admiral Kuznetzov and Su 33s in the English Channel

Last Friday Russia's only aircraft carrier passed through the Straits of Dover in the English Channel on its way to Syria to support Assad, passing barely six miles off the coast - the ship would have been visible from the first floor of my house had I been awake! This picture appeared on the Folkestone Herald newspaper FB page.

The best images by far were taken by Nige at and were free to be republished non-commercially..

and just one comment

".. the Kuznetzov is 80's tech Soviet-era steam turbines driven by 8 boilers's an analogue ship in a digital age it's been past us in 2011 and 2014 shadowed by the York a type 42 in 2011 and the Type 45 Dragon in 2014 ... our new QE class carriers will be bigger and have 21st century tech ... this Russian carrier is like taking a bat to a fight when everyone else has guns..."

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