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The Russian Military Merged Thread- Navy

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The conning tower is about the size of a German U-Boat!
 

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TYPHOON ( pictured in this thread) and AKULA are 2 different submarines

Thread title and the video article ( in the original post) are incorrect

TYPHOON :

http://www.deepseadesigns.net/graphics/pictures/typhoonatsea.jpg

AKULA:

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/row/rus/akula-DDST8911764.JPG
 

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This has to be one of the best out of water bow shots of a Typhoon around. it's a chubby old bugger ...
 

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whiskey601 said:
This has to be one of the best out of water bow shots of a Typhoon around. it's a chubby old bugger ...

That girl's got some serious frontage ;)
 

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TYPHOON ( pictured in this thread) and AKULA are 2 different submarines

Thread title and the video article ( in the original post) are incorrect


What I am reading is that the Russians called the Project 941 (NATO "Typhoon") as the Акула (Akula), meaning shark, and the Project 971 (NATO "Akula")  Щука-Б (Shchuka-B), 'Shchuka' meaning pike. A little confusing for us landlubbers ;D  Massive boats, even have a swimming pool in them
 

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CDN Aviator said:
TYPHOON ( pictured in this thread) and AKULA are 2 different submarines

Thread title and the video article ( in the original post) are incorrect


Actually, the thread title is correct.

Typhoon is the NATO reporting name for Project 941 Russian designation Akula, an SSBN.
http://www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/slbm/941.htm

Akula is the NATO reporting name for Project 971, an SSN.
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/row/rus/971.htm

The article (and thread title) is just giving both the Russian name and the NATO reporting name.

Although wikipedia is not always the best reference, it has a pretty good explanation:

"The NATO reporting name stems from the use of the word "typhoon" (тайфун) by Leonid Brezhnev in a 1974 speech while describing a new type of nuclear ballistic missile submarine."
"The Typhoon class was developed under Project 941 as the Russian Akula class (Акула), meaning shark. It is sometimes confused with other submarines, as Akula is the name NATO uses to designate the Russian Project 971 Shchuka-B (Щука-Б) class attack submarines."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon_class_submarine

and:

"Project 971 Щука-Б (Shchuka-B, 'Shchuka' meaning pike, NATO reporting name "Akula"), is a nuclear-powered attack submarine (SSN) first deployed by the Soviet Navy in 1986. The class is sometimes erroneously called the "Bars" class, after one of its members. Note that Akula ("shark") is the Soviet designation of the ballistic missile submarine class designated by NATO as the Typhoon class submarine. They are sometimes bitterly called "the Walker class," referring to John Anthony Walker, whose espionage data related to sonar detection was used to improve this submarine."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akula_class_submarine
 
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True enough. I'm just used to working with NATO reporting names.
 

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CDN Aviator said:
True enough. I'm just used to working with NATO reporting names.

Hey Flyboy, I just copied and pasted from a U.S. Defence site!!!! What do I know about this shit ;) Back in your plane bub, and get us real time pictures......if you're good enough ;D
 

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whiskey601 said:
This has to be one of the best out of water bow shots of a Typhoon around. it's a chubby old bugger ...

I read somewhere that the pressure hull is essentially two Delta-class pressure hulls welded together, side-by-side.

Then again that may have been in something by Tom Clancy so best taken with a grain of salt.
 

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No thats correct, and the bulge below the sail is another pressure hull for the control room. There are also 2 more pressure hulls for the torpedoes and steering gear.

http://www.naval-technology.com/projects/typhoon/

http://www.hazegray.org/features/russia/typhoon.htm
 

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looking at them makes me think of the WW2 japanese "aircraft carrier" subs
The I-400 class submarine displaced 6,500 tons and was three times the size of ordinary submarines. It had a figure-eight hull shape for additional strength to handle the on-deck hangar for housing the three Seiran aircraft. In addition, it had four anti-aircraft guns and a large deck cannon as well as eight torpedo tubes from which they could fire the Long Lance - the largest, longest ranged and most deadly torpedo in use at the time.

 

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geo said:
looking at them makes me think of the WW2 Japanese "aircraft carrier" subs
The I-400 class submarine displaced 6,500 tons and was three times the size of ordinary submarines. It had a figure-eight hull shape for additional strength to handle the on-deck hangar for housing the three Seiran aircraft. In addition, it had four antiaircraft guns and a large deck cannon as well as eight torpedo tubes from which they could fire the Long Lance - the largest, longest ranged and most deadly torpedo in use at the time.

I watched a documentary not that long ago that showed the scuttling of those subs after the war...I think it was Sea Hunter's or a show along those lines
 

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Impressive pics..wow..I never realized how big the Typhoon was!!

I can always tell an Akula by the tear drop tow arrayed on its rudder and sloping sail.

but yelling out "SNOOP TRAY" is even better!
 

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HFXCrow said:
Impressive pics..wow..I never realized how big the Typhoon was!!

I can always tell an Akula by the tear drop tow arrayed on its rudder and sloping sail.

but yelling out "SNOOP TRAY" is even better!

I didn't think Akula had a Snoop Tray set. It does, however have the Snoop Pair or Snoop Half tucked up in the Rim Hat.



 

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http://www8.janes.com/Search/documentView.do?docId=/content1/janesdata/yb/jfs/jfs_4619.htm@current&pageSelected=allJanes&keyword=akula&backPath=http://search.janes.com/Search&Prod_Name=JFS&

I stand corrected.
 
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