Hello bandits. This may be wrong thread, but for what this crane needed? In the Soviet Kuznetsov-class, this crane needed for load ASM's on the carrier, but for what purposes this crane on the 002? View attachment 68914
, which I have now ordered. I lack detailed knowledge of this period and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. And as the USNI author points out, these matters are not only of historical interest, but are deeply entwined with issues that are still playing out today.