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History of the Russian submarine fleet
LOL...you author shouldn't use the words "Russian Submarine" and "quiet" in the same sentence. Our SOSUS guys could hear the vodka bottles dropping on the floor!
All kidding aside, I hear that their newer SS and SSG are pretty darn quiet relative to their earlier subs (50s-80s)
posted on 03/20/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT
(Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
In the early 1980s, the Soviet Union managed to get past the tight system of export control and succeeded in importing milling machines capable of producing submarine propellers with a much better surface quality, which helped the main defect of Soviet submarines their high noise level to be overcome.
This technology was sold to them primarily by the Japanese company "Toshiba". I took this personal because this act on Toshiba's part could have cost me my life.
Bottom Line: I'll never own a Toshiba product.
posted on 03/20/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT
by Retired COB
(Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
one ping only
posted on 03/20/2012 10:14:45 AM PDT
(I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
That bulls ark is only as good as your damage control team.
posted on 03/20/2012 10:26:50 AM PDT
(The World is going to the dogs.)
The Dmitry Donskoy looks suspiciously like the Soviet Typhoon class. Upon a little research, I found they were the same. The first Typhoon was launched in the early 1980s, not in 2002, as shown on the timeline graphic.
posted on 03/20/2012 10:28:22 AM PDT
by Lou L
(The Senate without a filibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there are one or two Russian subs accompanying the Russian surface ships near Syria.
posted on 03/20/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT
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