Landing Ship Tanks are the amphibious warcraft vessels used to land the tanks at beaches.
Indian Navy has 8 landing ship tanks of three classes
1. Shardul class
2. Magar class
3. Kumbhir class
Shardul class ships are built at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers for the Indian Navy.
They are amphibious vessels capable of displacement of 5,650 tons.
- Their Dimensions are:-
- Length:- 125 m
- Beam :-17.5 m
- Draught:- 4 m
They can gain a speed of 30 km per hour.They can carry 10 armored vehicles 11 MBT.
They can also deploy 500 Troops.
The staff required to operate this ship are 11 officers, 145 sailors.
These landing ships are equipped with:-
2x WM-18 rocket launchers
4 CRN-91 AA guns.
|Shardul Class Ships||Homeport||Commissioned||Status|
|INS Shardul||Karwar||4 January 2007||Active|
|INS Kesari||Port Blair||5 April 2008||Active|
|INS Airavat||Visakhapatnam||19 May 2009||Active|
The Magar class is currently in active service of the Indian Navy.
They are designed and built by Hindustan Shipyard Limited, and their fitting work completed at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers.
They are amphibious Warfare vessels.
Their design is based on round table class ships.
They have a full load capacity of 5,665 tons.
- There dimensions are:-
- Length :- 120 m
- Beam :-17.5 m
- Draught :- 4 m.
Their maximum speed can be 28 km per hour.
They can carry 15 tanks and 8 APCs and can deploy 500 Troops.
They are equipped with :-
4 Bofors 40 mm/ 60 guns
2 x 122 mm multiple barrel rocket launchers..
|Magar Class Ships||Home Port||Commissioned||Status|
|INS Magar||Kochi||18 July 1987||Active|
|INS Gharial||Visakhapatnam||14 February 1997||Active|
Kumbhir class landing ships are the medium amphibious Warfare vessels of the Indian Navy.
There are 8 completed ships of Kumbhir class in which 5 are retired and 3 are in active service.
They have a standard displacement capacity of 1120 tons and the maximum speed is 33 km/ hour.
- Their dimensions are:-
- Length 83.9 m
- Beam 9.7 m
They are equipped with SRN 7453 radar.
They are also equipped with:-
2 x AK-230 30 mm guns
4 x CRN-91 AA guns.
|Kumbhir Class Ships||Home Port||Commissioned||Decommissioned||Status|
|INS Ghorpad||Visakhapatnam||21 December 1974||11 January 2008||Decommissioned|
|INS Kesari||Visakhapatnam||15 August 1975||8 May 1999||Decommissioned|
|INS Shardul||Visakhapatnam||24 December 1975||June 1997||Decommissioned|
|INS Sharabh||Visakhapatnam||27 January 1976||15 July 2011||Decommissioned|
|INS Cheetah||Port Blair||February 1985||Commissioned|
|INS Manish||Port Blair||4 June 1985||11 November 2016||Decommissioned|
|INS Guldar||Port Blair||December 1985||Commissioned|
|INS Kumbhir||Port Blair||November 1986||Commissioned|