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667BDR DELTA III

Specifications

Soviet Designation 667BDRM Dolphin
US-Designation Delta IV
Development began 1972
Design Bureau Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering "Rubin"
Chief designer S.H. Kovalev
Builders Nr. 402 Severodvinsk
Construction and Outfit 1975-1981
Service time 1976-
Number of ships 7
Armament D-9 RM launch system with
16 R-29R missiles
4-533mm torpedo tubes
Power Plant 2 pressurized water reactors, 90 MW each
2 steam turbines, 20.000 hp each
Propellers 2 7 blade fixed-pitch
Length 155 meters
Beam 11.7 meters
Draft 8.7 meters
Displacement 8,940 tons Surfaced
10,600 tons Submerged
Operational depth 320 meters (design)
400 meters (maximum depth)
Speed 13-14 knots Surface
22-24 knots Submerged
Crew 130 men
Endurance 80 days