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Tango0124 Jul 2017 9:54 p.m. PST

…. Sails Into The Tense Baltic Sea.

"The two Cold War era behemoths are just two of dozens of Russian and Chinese warships that will be in the Baltic Sea during the coming days.

Last April, we first reported on Russia's plan to send the world's largest submarine, the Typhoon class Dmitry Donskoy, and the Russian Navy's largest surface combatant, the Kirov class nuclear powered battlecruiser Piotr Velikiy, into the Baltic Sea. After leaving port just four days ago, the two vessels have now made their way through the Danish Straits and into that increasingly tense body of water.

The two iconic vessels, both relics of the highpoint of Soviet engineering, have been accompanied by the seagoing tug boat Nikolai Chiker throughout their journey—another reminder that Russia's largest naval ships are not necessarily known for their reliability. This is especially an issue when those ships are moving through tight waterways controlled by wary neighbors, and the world is watching…."
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That is one hell of a big sub.!!


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Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 11:38 p.m. PST

Very amazing. I am looking at this at 12:30 in the morning. I am pretty tired. Tell me what you think about that closeup pic of the conning tower. The crew at that angle should be closest to the camera. But the soldier standing guard behind the crew should be farther away from the camera; and yet he appears to be much bigger than the crew in front. Seems strange.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 1:59 a.m. PST

1) The crew in front are HO scale, but the soldier in green is 28mm.

2) Soldier in green uniform is actually new Russian combat robot.

Hlaven Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 9:35 a.m. PST

Love it.

Tango0125 Jul 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


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JMcCarroll25 Jul 2017 4:42 p.m. PST

I hope they have enough parts to get back to Russia. I'm talking about the tug boat.

Old Wolfman26 Jul 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

I can just hear "Hymn To Red October" in my head.

Tango0126 Jul 2017 11:10 a.m. PST

(smile)


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Lion in the Stars26 Jul 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

Tell me what you think about that closeup pic of the conning tower. The crew at that angle should be closest to the camera. But the soldier standing guard behind the crew should be farther away from the camera; and yet he appears to be much bigger than the crew in front. Seems strange.

The crew in the bridge at the front of the sail are standing much lower than the force protection watch at the back.

The top of the sail is about waist-level with the bridge crew, while the FP watch is pretty much standing on top of the sail.

Pretty normal, I did the same thing when I was FP watch on US subs.

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