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04-27-2009 03:45 AM

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The Typhoon class submarine is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navyin the 1980s. With a maximum displacement of 26,000 tonnes (26,000 long tons), Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built.
It could have 160 person crew and carry 20 ballistic nuclear missiles. Only six of the Typhoon class submarines were built.
In its day it was one of the most feared weapons of mass destruction ever made.
The cost of operations for the Typhoon submarines was so high that the Russian Navy retired all but one of them in favor of older Delta class SSBNs after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 04:17 AM

ah, the object of affectionate attraction for our Navy P3’s. Kept a lot of guys and sonobouys busy back in the day.

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 05:27 AM

Was this the one that they kept running.

I see that they had a metal lathe on the ship, I wonder if they had a wood shop?

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#3 posted 04-27-2009 05:34 AM

Sure doesn’t look like “Red October” in the movies.


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#4 posted 04-27-2009 05:41 AM

I see you got to have a ride Dan

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#5 posted 04-27-2009 06:01 AM

Incredible! The energy that went into that. Wish they had the energy to getting along with one another. Say, get excited about creating something constructive.

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#6 posted 04-27-2009 06:09 AM

I think you should need a tetanus shot after touring that boat.

It is obvious by it’s disrepair how much Russia took from it’s defense budget.

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#7 posted 04-27-2009 06:21 AM

Incredible technology in those days. Thank God they never used it against us. Don’t think a fat boy like me could get around in that sub too well. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

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#8 posted 04-27-2009 02:24 PM

Really cool pics, thanks

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#9 posted 04-27-2009 10:59 PM

Hey Grumpy … I really miss that hairdo ! I’ll have visit that beauty salon again soon. >grin<

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