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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

….Ever Just Went to Sea.

"Russia's second Severodvinsk-class submarine K-561 Kazan , which is a modified Project 08851 Yasen-M design, went to sea for the first time for builder's trials on September 24.

The massive nuclear-powered guided missile submarine (SSGN) was designed by the Malachite design bureau in St. Petersburg and was built in the northern Russian city of Severodvinsk. Kazan was launched on April 8, 2027, and was originally expected to be delivered to the Russian Navy this December, but construction work on the vessel was delayed. At present, Kazan is not expected to be delivered to the Russian Northern Fleet until at least 2019. Nonetheless, the Russian vessel is expected to be the most formidable enemy submarine the United States Navy has ever faced…."
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Personal logo Virtualscratchbuilder Supporting Member of TMP Fezian29 Sep 2018 6:01 p.m. PST

Kazan was launched on April 8, 2027

expected to be delivered to the Russian Northern Fleet until at least 2019

Delivered before it is launched? Might make running trials a bit difficult

Lion in the Stars29 Sep 2018 10:11 p.m. PST

Replacement for the Oscar-class. Kursk was an Oscar-class.

Kinda amazed that it's taken the Russians so long to grok mechanical silencing, but it does require massive QA and attention to detail.

I'd be happier if they stole our SubSafe procedures. I hate leaving brother submariners dead in shipwrecks during peacetime.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP30 Sep 2018 1:45 a.m. PST

The weapons trials seem to be where things go wrong, especially with those advance, Shkval torpedoes…….

Lion in the Stars30 Sep 2018 3:28 a.m. PST

Wasn't a Shkval that blew up the Kursk, was a 'standard' high-test-peroxide Type 53.

Shkvals are solid rockets, and ironically much safer.

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