|Succeeded by:||Tsaplya-class LCAC|
|Type:||Landing Craft Air Cushion|
|Displacement:||27 long tons (27 t)|
|Length:||21.4 m (70 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||7.8 m (25 ft 7 in)|
3 × TVD 10 780 hp (582 kW) gas turbines (1 lift, 2 propulsion)|
2 × three-bladed variable pitch propellers
|Speed:||60 knots (110 km/h; 69 mph)|
230 nmi (430 km; 260 mi) at 43 kn (80 km/h; 49 mph)|
185 nmi (343 km; 213 mi) at 50 kn (93 km/h; 58 mph)
|Troops:||25 assault troops with equipment|
The Gus-class LCAC was a medium sized assault hovercraft operated by the Soviet Navy from 1969 until the early 1990s.
The Gus class was a military version of the Soviet Skate class 50 passenger hovercraft, and was designed to transport infantry and light equipment. Between 1969 and 1974, 32 Gus class assault hovercraft were constructed. They were deployed to all Soviet naval fleets except the Northern Fleet, and were used extensively along the Amur River border with China. Three Gus class LCAC could be carried by the Ivan Rogov-class landing ship. They were replaced by the larger Tsaplya-class LCAC and more recently the smaller Czilim-class hovercraft. All Gus class hovercraft were believed scrapped in the early 1990s.
The Gus class was capable of carrying up to 25 assault troops and their equipment.
- Sharpe, Richard (RN) Jane's Fighting Ships 1990-91 ISBN 0-7106-0904-3
- (English) All Gus class LCAC - Complete Ship List
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