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Delta III (Project 667BDR Kalmar)

Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Attack Submarine

The Delta III boat group was originally a class of fourteen strong during the Cold War period - since reduced to just three.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 4/24/2018
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Year: 1976
Status: Commissioned, in Active Service
Ships-in-Class: 14
Named Ships: K-424; K-441; K-449; K-455; K-490; K-487; K-496; K-506; K-211; K-223; K-180; K-433; K-129 (BS-136); K-44
Complement: 130
Length: 509 ft (155.14 m)
Width: 38 ft (11.58 m)
Height: 29 ft (8.84 m)
Displacement (Surface): 10,600 tons
Displacement (Submerged): 13,700 tons
Propulsion: 1 x OK-700A nuclear reactor feeding 2 x Steam turbines developing 60,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 14 kts (16 mph)
Speed (Submerged): 24 kts (28 mph)
Range: Essentially Unlimited
Operators: Soviet Union


4 x 533mm (21") bow-facing torpedo tubes supporting 16 x torpedoes (various types) OR 16 x RSM-50 R-29R "Vysota" missiles.

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