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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP31 Jan 2018 8:43 p.m. PST

"The p.865 'Piranha' midget submarine was a dedicated Spetsnaz special operations craft capable of delivering 6 frogmen to a target over 400 miles from its base.."


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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP01 Feb 2018 10:07 a.m. PST

400 miles is a challenging range for the USSR. For example, it's about 400 miles from Vladivostok to Japan or South Korea, and from St. Petersburg to Sweden. From Murmansk, 400 miles just barely gets you to Tromso.

If the sub can be refuelled by ship, that would extend its range. Better yet, if it can be carried on another ship and launched offshore, it could deliver its frogmen almost anywhere.

Lion in the Stars11 Feb 2018 5:56 a.m. PST

Wow, that is *tiny*!

Those are 21" torpedo tubes across the top of the boat. Dunno why it shows a 16" torpedo, those are just about worthless (not enough explosive charge). As long as those 21" tubes have to be to handle the SDVs, you could put SDVs in 2 of them and still have space for ~4x explosive torpedoes in the other 2 tubes. Torps would swim out rather than being forcefully launched.

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