🦈 The world biggest submarines The Typhoon class, Soviet

8/2/2021, 12:49:46 PM
🦈 The world biggest submarines The Typhoon class, Soviet designation Project 941 Akula (meaning "shark", NATO reporting name Typhoon), is a class of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines designed and built by the Soviet Union for the Soviet Navy. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tonnes, the Typhoons are the largest submarines ever built, able to accommodate comfortable living facilities for the crew of 160 when submerged for months on end. The source of the NATO reporting name remains unclear, although it is often claimed to be related to the use of the word "typhoon" ("тайфун") by General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev of the Communist Party in a 1974 speech while describing a new type of nuclear ballistic missile submarine, as a reaction to the United States Navy's new Ohio-class submarine. A total of six ships were built, and as of 2021, three were scrapped, one (Dmitry Donskoy) is in service as a test ship, and two more - TK-17 and TK-20 (formerly Arkhangelsk and Severstal) are in reserve and waiting to be rearmed. photographer 📸 @lanasator

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