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Friday, June 05, 2009

Typhoon Photos

Via the new Navy Times blog, The Scoop Deck, and from several readers who've written in, check out this web page of photos from a Russian who recently toured one of their reserve Typhoon SSBNs. (According to this article, the two Typhoons remaining have no missiles installed.)

While I think it's pretty cool to look at these pictures, I don't think there's any real intel value to them, so the Russians shouldn't pull the pictures from the 'net.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the cats in Russia like Russian.

6/05/2009 3:54 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn, I can just imagine the smell of the free-flood spaces..... stupid zincs...

Also, their exercise equipment looks just the way it did on my boat.

6/05/2009 5:02 PM

 
Blogger Bearpaw said...

Thanks for the link Joel. Good pictures to look at. I am not sure I would want to go to sea on that thing but....

I am also pretty sure that I would want to be getting into that communal bath with any of my fellow Nuc MMs or the A gangers! There would probably be a thick layer of lube or hydraulic floating on top.

6/06/2009 6:08 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting views of their maneuvering area and reactor compartment.

If you google for this page you can view a translated version of the comments. Submarine sailors are all the same...

6/06/2009 7:27 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for a boat comissioned in 81, that thing is torn apart! I am going to go out on a limb and say that it wouldnt pass a single point on a SUBSAFE audit... and would probably shake rattle and roll louder than a Slayer concert as it goes to sea.

Really neat to see those pictures though. Very cool to see the insides of that boat.

6/06/2009 7:35 AM

 
Blogger Sean said...

I'm not gonna lie. After only knowing the Moored Training Ships in Charleston, these look pretty nice. Though I'm not terribly impressed by what I'm perceiving as their shielding.

6/06/2009 7:45 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, Mr. Kennedy. As if "real intel value" would affect whether the Rodina wanted these pics pulled or not....

6/06/2009 12:22 PM

 
Blogger Srvd_SSN_CO said...

Wow, the autoloader in the torpedo room looks pretty impressive. Amazing how switches, valves, mounts, all look the same. Naval construction around the world is a lot more alike than not.

6/06/2009 4:12 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

for a boat comissioned in 81, that thing is torn apart! I am going to go out on a limb and say that it wouldnt pass a single point on a SUBSAFE audit.
You haven't been walking around some of our own boats in drydock lately...It didn't look bad at all to me considering the amount of neglect it has been receiving for years.

I'd love to comment more about them, but I don't want to spend the rest of my life in jail. Fun times up North...'nuf said.

Cool pictures all the same. I'd love to see translations for the signage in the last pics(saw the babelfish translation of the comments already).

STSC

6/06/2009 11:11 PM

 
Blogger Don the Baptist said...

So, photo #3: does that look like a battery well or a missile housing? I've heard the batteries were external to the pressure hull on the Typhoons.

6/07/2009 8:14 AM

 
Blogger C said...

"I'd love to see translations for the signage in the last pics(saw the babelfish translation of the comments already)." STSC

This was on English Russia a while back, I think. My Russian is a little rusty (so someone please correct me if I'm way off), but this is the jist of the last two signs (the laminated ones):

The second is basically a warning, telling people not to f-up the toilets. The final sign asks that [submariners] kindly shut the door when they're showering, seeing as people live in close proximity to the head.

Not that I'd want to use that toilet. Looks pretty disgusting. But then, I'm glad it's my husband who works on a submarine and not I.

6/07/2009 9:10 AM

 
Blogger a_former_elt_2jv said...

Joel:

I think I scooped you on this one. I saw it a few weeks ago.

http://bubbleheads.blogspot.com/2009/05/happy-armed-forces-day.html#comments

6/08/2009 6:22 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Translated link:

http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fcommunity.livejournal.com%2Fru_submarine%2F17486.html&sl=ru&tl=en&history_state0=

6/08/2009 1:16 PM

 

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