[1200 x 900] Two Soviet behemoths pier-side together, an Oscar II SSGN and a Typhoon SSBN.


Might you introduce an ICBM horizontally? Sure, but why could you want to? This....this could be a caterpillar drive Fun? I dunno. "That, sir, is the situation. We ...



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  • Could you launch an ICBM horizontally?
  • Sure, but why would you want to?
  • This....this could be a caterpillar drive
  • Fun? I dunno.
  • "That, sir, is the problem. We don't know and neither do the British."
  • You don't miss much, do you?
  • Really puts into perspective just how big the Typhoon class really is.
  • Worth noting that much of the size is just the outer, unpressurized hull. Can see a cross section here that shows the inner, pressurized hulls of the typhoon that go around the missile tubes. Similarly, for the oscar boats much of the width/heft is the missile tubes outside of the inner, pressurized hull.
  • I always thought the double hulls were concentric for pressure/strength reasons - I never realised that the Typhoon was essentially two submarines sailing in close formation Can you give a reference for that diagram? I want to know what the numbers are pointing to
  • Pretty sure 'double hull' just refers to the outer hull that makes the hydrodynamic shape of a sub versus the inner pressurized hull. So even subs with one pressurized hull are still double hull. Pic used to be in Wikipedia, think the typhoon page IIRC, but didn't have any labelling. Edit: actually if you can translate there is labelling https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Typhoon_class_Schema.svg Edit2: but double hull for ships does mean 2 watertight hulls.
  • For submarines, double-hull means that an outer, light hull completely surrounds the pressure hull, regardless of the number of pressure hulls, like you said. True single-hull submarines have the ballast tanks completely within the pressure hull, and the outer skin of the submarine is the pressure hull. An example of a true single-hull submarine would be the USS Holland. Nowadays, we would call a single-hull submarine any submarine with a significant portion of its length where the pressure hull is the outer skin of the submarine. For example, the Los Angeles class has its ballast tanks at the extreme bow and stern, while the middle is just the pressure hull. It's technically not a single-hull submarine because the pressure hull doesn't contain the ballast tanks.
  • So Typhoon is Triple hull! Or Sesquihull? Sestertihull? The important thing is that I was originally correct
  • Big sonuvabtich.
  • The greatest SSN ever built(14000 tonnes) and the greatest SSBN ever built(24000 tonnes) side by side. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
  • While you could probably call the Oscar II an attack submarine (as opposed to a strategic missile submarine), it's an SSGN (the Russians call it a Atomic Submarine Rocket Cruiser). And the figures are more impressive (24,000 tons and 48,000 tons) if you use submerged displacement. But you are sure right they don't make them like this anymore.
  • Anyone else think that "Atomic Submarine Rocket Cruiser" sounds like the name of an anime?
  • I just think it souds awesome.
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