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Project 971 Shuka-B Bars-class
Akula class
Attack Submarine (Nuclear Powered)

Specifications
Classification: Podvodnaya Lodka Atomnaya (PLA)
Nuclear Powered Submarine
Designer: G.N. Chernyshev at Malakhit
Builders:
  • Zavod imeni Leninskiy Komsomol, Komsolol'sk-na-Amur
  • Sevmashpredpriyatiye, Severodvinshk
  • Displacement (tons): 5,700-7,500 tons Surfaced
    7,900-8,140 tons Surfaced - Akula II
    7,900-9,100 tons Submerged
    7,900-12,770 tons Submerged - Akula II
    Speed (kts): 20 knots surfaced
    28-35 knots submerged
    Operating Depth 1,475 feet Maximum Safe Depth
    1,804 feet Never-Exceed Depth
    1,970-2,160 feet Crush depth
    Dimensions (m): 108.0 meters long
    111.7 meters long
    13.5 meters beam
    9.6 meters draft
    Propulsion: 1 190 MW OK-650B pressurized water nuclear reactor
    1 OK-7 steam turbine 43,000 shp
    2 OK-2 Turbogenerators rated at 2,000kw
    1 7 bladed propeller
    Endurance 4,500 full power hours
    80 days stores edurance
    100 days stores edurance - Akula II
    Crew: 51-62 [25 officers / 26 enlisted]
    63 [31 officers / 32 enlisted] - Akula II
    Armament:
    Missiles: 21 /81R (SS-N-15) or Vodopad (SS-N-16)
    Torpedoes: total of 40 weapons
  • 4 21-in (533-mm) torpedo tubes
  • 4 26-in (650-mm) torpedo tubes (bow)
  • 6 external tubes [Improved Akula and Akula II]
  • Systems:
  • Chiblis Surface Search Radar
  • Medvyedista-945 Navigation system
  • Molniya-M Satellite communications
  • MGK-80 (?) Underwater communications
  • Tsunami, Kiparis, Anis, Sintez and Kora Communications antennas
  • Paravan Towed VLF Antenna
  • Vspletsk Combat direction system
  • Sonars
  • MGK-503-M Skat active/passive suite
  • Akula flank arrays
  • Pelamida towed array
  • MG-70 mine detection sonar
  • Countermeasures
  • Bukhta ESM/ECM
  • 2 MG-74 Korund noise simulation decoys (torpedo-sized)
  • MT-70 Sonar intercept receiver
  • Nikhrom-M IFF


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