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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)


Soviet Designation 941 Akula
US-Designation Typhoon
Development began December 1973
Design Bureau Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering "Rubin"
Chief designer S.H. Kovalev
Builders Nr. 402 Severodvinsk
Construction and Outfit March 1977-September 1989
Service time December 1981-
Number of ships 6
Displacement 23,200-24,500 tons Surfaced
33,800-48,000 tons Submerged
Length 172.8 meters / 562 feet
Beam 23-23.3 meters
Draft 11-11.5 meters
Armament D-19 launch system with
20 R-39 missiles
2-650mm torpedo tubes
4-533mm torpedo tubes
Power Plant 2 x OK-650VV pressurized water reactors, 190 MW each
2 steam turbines, 50.000 hp each
Propellers 2×7 blade fixed-pitch shrouded
Maximum diving depth 500 meters
Speed 12-16 knots Surface
25-27 knots Submerged
Crew 150 men (50 officers)
Endurance 90-120 days
electronic weapons
  • combat information and control system "Omnibus";
  • analog sonar complex “Skat-KS”
    (on the TK-208 in the process of medium repair the digital “Skat-3” is installed );
  • MG-519 “Harp” sonar mine detection station;
  • MG-518 “North” echoder ;
  • radar complex MRKP-58 "Buran";
  • navigation complex " Symphony ";
  • the Molniya-L1 radio communication complex with the Tsunami satellite communication system;
  • television complex MTK-100;
  • Two buoy-type pop-up antennas, which allow receiving radio messages, targeting and satellite navigation signals at a depth of 150 m and under ice.

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