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Typhoon (class)

Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine

Up to eight Typhoon-class boats were planned by the Soviet Navy though only six of the lot were ultimately realized before the end of the Cold War.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/7/2017
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Year: 1981
Ships-in-Class: 8
Named Ships: TK-208; TK-202; TK-12; TK-13; TK-17; TK-20; TK-210
Complement: 160
Length: 574.1 ft (174.99 m)
Width: 75.5 ft (23.01 m)
Height: 39.3 ft (11.98 m)
Displacement (Surface): 25,000 tons
Displacement (Submerged): 45,000 tons
Propulsion: 2 x OK-650 nuclear reactors feeding 2 x VV-type steam turbines developing 49,600 horsepower each and driving 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 22.2 kts (26 mph)
Speed (Submerged): 27 kts (31 mph)
Range: Essentially Unlimited
Operators: Soviet Union


6 x 533mm (21") bow-facing torpedo tubes supporting Type 53 torpedoes, RPK-2 "Viyuga" cruise missiles and 20 x RSM-52 SLBMs.
1 x 9K38 "Igla" surface-to-air missile system

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