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Ruskis new subs

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Russian navy to get new submarines

Associated Press


MOSCOW — Russia’s navy will get two newly equipped nuclear submarines in 2006, armed with new Bulava-M intercontinental ballistic missiles, Russian news agencies quoted Commander in Chief Adm. Vladimir Kuroyedov as saying Wednesday.
The submarines will bear the names of Yuri Dolgoruky, the prince who founded Moscow, and Dmitry Donskoy, who led Russian warriors in a decisive battle that brought Tatar rule of Russia to an end in the 14th century.

Kuroyedov said the submarines should join the navy by the end of next year. The missiles have a range of 5,000 miles and are in the midst of a three-year testing program, the Interfax news agency quoted him as saying. Each submarine will be equipped with 12 missiles, Interfax said.

In December, Putin encouraged the Defense Ministry to keep up production of new strategic missile systems, a process slowed in the past by a shortage of funds.

Construction began on the Yuri Dolgoruky in 1996, Interfax reported. The Dmitry Donskoy was built in 1982 and has been undergoing thorough modernization since 1989, the news agency said.

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OldSnowy

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We just tried that with the Canadians....

One poor Soul died at sea on the way across the Atlantic. Don't think they'll be buying British again for a while.
 
#7
Will they be launching these missiles from the silos vertically aligned behind the conning tower as per the standard Russian / Warsaw Pact configuration or will they be using the massive breach explosion go to the bottom and kill everyone method?
 
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"This year Russia will buy more arms than it sells for the first time in a decade in a bid to modernize its armed forces. The Defense Ministry will spend $6.8 billion on arms in 2005, compared with the $5.1 billion it earned from arms exports last year, Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said in interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta daily.

"Russia is rearming its troops 'to fight terrorism,' Ivanov said. "

"Russian Military to Spend Largest Sum on Arms Since Collapse of Soviet Union" 4 May 2005

http://www.mosnews.com/news/2005/05/04/ivanovweapons.shtml
 
#11
Try HMS Sidon in Google.
Sunk in Pompy harbour when experimental torps went bang.
Rooshins still take short cuts. OK in wartime but they do not have the industrial infrastructure for peaceime.
john
 
#12
CrapSpy said:
Looks like a new version of a Typhoon.
Aren't we calling it an 'Akula' now? Heard we were starting to use the Russian names for the kit. Of course that confuses matters as we already call another diffrent sub the Akula!
 
#13
CrapSpy said:


It was a very big bang on board the Kursk. Most of the crew were incinerated by burning torpedo fuel vapour. Not nice.
Actually most of them drowned. The survivors were left in a rear compartment. It is believed that they eventually started to suffer CO poisoning and were attempting to change a scrubber catalyst when it became "wet" and burned violently incinerating those nearest and rapidly using what O2 was left in the half flooded compartment.
The irony of the Kursk disaster was that it wasn't one of the new "super" torps (the 270 mph ones) that cooked off but an old semi obsolescent training type.

Anyway brave men them all.

spartina
 
#14
OldSnowy said:
We just tried that with the Canadians....

One poor Soul died at sea on the way across the Atlantic. Don't think they'll be buying British again for a while.
Actually the enquiry has set the blame on poor practice by the Canadian crew rather than any problem with the ex-British sub.

One of the hatches was left open as the boat dived (the hatch above the Captains cabin in the coning tower) which caused a short circuit in the boats electrics as water poured in, starting a fire.

But don't let facts get in the way of a good slagging of British kit eh?

:roll:
 
#15
One of the hatches was left open as the boat dived (the hatch above the Captains cabin in the coning tower)

Thats almost unbelieveable. Usually kinda terminal that. Guess they were "lucky" that day.

spartina
 
#16
spartina said:
One of the hatches was left open as the boat dived (the hatch above the Captains cabin in the coning tower)

Thats almost unbelievable. Usually kinda terminal that. Guess they were "lucky" that day.

spartina
Its not that simple.

At the top of the coning tower is a hatch and underneath that is a small compartment that when the boat is surface running enables standby crew to keep out of the elements. Beneath this compartment is another hatch to seal the main pressure compartment from the tower (in case its damaged). Although water came in the hatch at the top of the coning tower and affected the electrics its very unlikely that had the vessel fully dived water would have entered the main compartment. The biggest danger for a submerged sub is fire, which this incident proved.
 

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