The Ondatra class is a class of landing craft built for the Soviet Navy and Russian
Navy between 1971 and 2009.
The vessels were built by the Azovskiy Shipyard,
Rybinsk Shipyard and Vladivostok Shipyard. Over 30 vessels of this type were built
for service with the Soviet and Russian navies, and additional vessels were built
for export. The vessels are designated as type DKA Desantanyy Kater and are similar
in type to the US Navy Landing Craft Mechanized.
The Ondatra landing craft
with open dry cargo hold and a bow ramp have a limited range and have a shallow
draught that make them ideal for amphibious operations and littoral combat. The
Ivan Rogov-class landing ship carries one Ondatra for use as a tug for its Lebed-class
air-cushioned landing craft.
Landing Craft D-106 laid down at the Rybinsk
Shipyard (yard No.03703), launched 15 September 2009 commissioned 23 October 2009.
Now in service.
| Displacement (tons):|
nmi (5 knots)|
|Propulsion:||2x300 hp 3D12
diesels, 1x16 kW DGR1A-16/1500-0M4 diesel-generator|
|Electronics:|| Don navigation
T-72 main battle tank or 2 GAZ-66 trucks or 20 troops or 50 tons of cargo|