Mighty icebreakers are ships of impressive size and colossal power, plowing the sea. Some of them are real giants, much larger than other brethren. Each of these ships is a real floating city, which has everything you need for life.
Today "Vaigach" is a nuclear icebreaker, although this equipment was not always installed on it. It was made according to one project with another large icebreaker - "Taimyr", which will be discussed later. The installation of atomic equipment took place only in 1990. The icebreaker is still in service, and its length is 151.8 meters.
The real twin brother of the icebreaker described above. True, it was launched earlier. Today "Taimyr" is a nuclear-powered icebreaker. Ice 1.77 meters thick is not a problem for this ship. Moreover, it is able to break such ice at the mouth of the river, for which it is regularly used. The main features of the ship are low landing and the ability to operate in ultra-low temperatures. The length of the vessel is 151.8 meters.
3. "50 years of victory"
This nuclear-powered icebreaker belongs to the Arctic class. The icebreakers described above are river icebreakers. This same ship has a deep landing and enormous power. Unfortunately, this project is a typical long-term construction. The icebreaker was at the shipyard from 1987 to 2007. Despite not the best start, "50 Years of Victory" regularly carries out its service and has already made more than 100 trips to the North Pole. The length of the ship is 159.6 meters.
The nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika was launched in 2016 and became the first in a series of the latest nuclear-powered icebreakers in the Russian Federation. If there is ice on the water even at 2.9 meters, then it will not become an obstacle for the "Arctic" - the ship will break it like a fragile match. The length of this vessel is 173 meters!
5. "Northern Sea Route"
The length of this ship is an impressive 260 meters. In fairness, it should be noted that this is not quite an icebreaker, but the Sevmorput is making its way through the ice just as briskly. In fact, this is an icebreaking transport vessel. He will be able to break ice up to 1 meter thick.
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