Ruskis new subs

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by WEATHERMAN1956, Apr 27, 2005.

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  1. 8)
     
  2. So?

    They're our pals, aint they?

    W said so.
     
  3. yeah course they're our friends..... :?

    Now where did i leave those bunker keys...
     
  4. If they WERE our friends...then we'd be selling them English Surplus.

    8)
     
  5. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    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.
     
  6. [​IMG]

    Looks like a new version of a Typhoon.
     
  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?
     

  8. How long does it bloody take! 8O 8O
     
  9. [​IMG]

    It was a very big bang on board the Kursk. Most of the crew were incinerated by burning torpedo fuel vapour. Not nice.
     
  10. "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. 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. 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. 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