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© RIA Novosti.

History of the Russian submarine fleet

1 posted on 03/20/2012 9:22:16 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki
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)

2 posted on 03/20/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
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.

3 posted on 03/20/2012 10:05:44 AM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

one ping only

5 posted on 03/20/2012 10:14:45 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

That bulls ark is only as good as your damage control team.


7 posted on 03/20/2012 10:26:50 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

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.


8 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.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if there are one or two Russian subs accompanying the Russian surface ships near Syria.


9 posted on 03/20/2012 10:33:47 AM PDT by Truth29
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