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Soviet Typhoon Class Submarine

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The Project 941 or Akula, Russian ("Shark") class submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tons, the Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built, large enough to accommodate decent living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on end. Soviet doctrine for these vessels was to patrol under the Arctic ice cap and surface to launch SLBMs, avoiding the need to transit the GIUK gap and remaining safe from the enemy attack submarines and anti-submarine forces. Technically, Typhoons were also able to successfully deploy their long-range nuclear missiles while moored at their docks, as well as their US counter parts.

Typhoon submarines are among the quietest Russian sea vessels in operation, being quieter and yet more maneuverable than their predecessors. Besides their missile armament, the Typhoon class features six torpedo tubes; four are designed to handle RPK-2 (SS-N-15) missiles or Type 53 torpedoes, and the other two are designed to launch RPK-7 (SS-N-16) missiles, Type 65 torpedoes, or mines. A Typhoon class submarine can stay submerged for periods up to 120 days in normal conditions, and potentially more if deemed necessary (e.g. in the case of a nuclear war). Their primary weapons system is composed of 20 R-39 (NATO: SS-N-20) ballistic missiles (SLBM) with a maximum of 10 MIRV nuclear warheads each.

Typhoon class submarines feature multiple pressure hulls that simplify internal design while making the vessel much wider than a normal submarine. In the main body of the sub, two Delta class pressure hulls lie parallel with a third, smaller pressure hull above them (which protrudes just below the sail), and two other pressure hulls for torpedoes and steering gear. This also greatly increases their survivability - even if one pressure hull is breached, the crew members in the other are safe and there is less potential for flooding.

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Class overview;

Completed: 6

Active: 3 (1 in active service, 2 in process of reactivation as of 2012)

Scrapped: 3


General characteristics;

Displacement:
23,200–24,500 t (22,830–24,110 long tons) surfaced
33,800–48,000 t (33,270–47,240 long tons) submerged

Length: 175 m (574 ft 2 in)

Beam: 23 m (75 ft 6 in)

Draught: 12 m (39 ft 4 in)

Propulsion:
2 × OK-650 pressurized-water nuclear reactors, 190 MW (254,800 hp) each
2 × VV-type steam turbines, 37 MW (49,600 hp) each
2 shafts with 7-bladed shrouded screws

Speed:
22.22 knots (41.15 km/h; 25.57 mph) surfaced
27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph) submerged

Endurance: 120 days submerged, more if required

Test depth: 400 m (1,300 ft)

Complement: 160

Armament:

1 × 9K38 Igla SAM

2 × 650 mm (26 in) torpedo tubes
• RPK-7 Vodopad AShMs
• Type 65K torpedoes

4 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
• RPK-2 Viyuga cruise missiles
• Type 53 torpedoes

D-19 launch system
• 20 × RSM-52 SLBMs


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Boats in class;
  • TK-208 Dmitriy Donskoy, Commissioned; December 29, 1981. In service. Upgraded to project 941UM for use of Bulava missiles
  • TK-202, Commissioned; December 28, 1983, Withdrawn from active service in June 1999, scrapped 2003-2005
  • TK-12, Simbirsk, Commissioned; December 26, 1984, Withdrawn from active service in 1996, scrapped 2006-2008
  • TK-13, Commissioned; December 26, 1985, Withdrawn from active service in 1997, scrapped 2007-2009
  • TK-17 Arkhangelsk, Commissioned; December 15, 1987, In reserve from 2006, will be brought back to service in 2012.
  • TK-20 Severstal, Commissioned; December 19, 1989, In reserve from 2004, will be brought back to service in 2012.
  • TK-210, Launched in 1990 but scrapped on the ways

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To me it would be fun to see that sub VS. the new US attack sub,ex. USS Minnesota.But only as a war game not in a life of death,that would not be fun to see.

 

 

http://www.ussminnesota.org/

 

 

http://www.military-...ginia_class.htm

 

 

 

 

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I have a feeling the US attack sub would do better seeing as the Typhoon is basically only a SLBM launching platform, and due to its massive size it is a little harder to hide.

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she should have shrouded prop. her job was was/is to come out..go under the ice and Fire away here SLBMs...yet now theres not really any need for her to move that far out..plus she would be accompanied by a SSN. Is an AWESOME sub

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View PostTanz, on 17 September 2012 - 01:07 AM, said:

she should have shrouded prop. her job was was/is to come out..go under the ice and Fire away here SLBMs...yet now theres not really any need for her to move that far out..plus she would be accompanied by a SSN. Is an AWESOME sub

The aim for Subs to fire their missiles is to get close to a target to allow very little time to intercept the missile, but hey for the Largest sub ever made it is pretty awesome.

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See, the cool thing about the typhoon is slap some ion drives on it and launch it up into orbit and viola, interstellar warship.

 

Oversimplification, but I still think it's a badass enough submarine to fit the bill.

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I love these subs, they even have a swimmingpool onboard!

Time to watch Hunt for Red October again... :Smile_popcorn:

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View PostJeeWeeJ, on 17 September 2012 - 08:32 AM, said:

I love these subs, they even have a swimmingpool onboard!
Time to watch Hunt for Red October again... :Smile_popcorn:

yeah they do :Smile_veryhappy:
sadly :Smile_sad: never got to work with a Typhoon. the Hunt for Red October is a great flick.

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View PostTanz, on 17 September 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

yeah they do :Smile_veryhappy:
sadly :Smile_sad: never got to work with a Typhoon. the Hunt for Red October is a great flick.
You worked for the soviet navy?

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View PostJeeWeeJ, on 17 September 2012 - 04:55 PM, said:

You worked for the soviet navy?

Were called Russian when I did...sent you a PM :Smile_glasses:

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View PostTanz, on 17 September 2012 - 04:09 PM, said:

yeah they do :Smile_veryhappy:
sadly :Smile_sad: never got to work with a Typhoon. the Hunt for Red October is a great flick.

wow, well the Typhoon would have been one of the better postings for s submariner at least.

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