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Typhoon (class) Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine


 Updated: 8/7/2017; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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Picture of Typhoon (class) Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine
Picture of 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.


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Typhoon (class) Technical Specifications



Service Year: 1981
Type: Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine
National Origin: Soviet Union
Ship Class: Typhoon-class




Structural (Crew Space, Dimensions and Weights)



Complement (Crew): 160
Length: 574.1 feet (174.99 meters)
Beam (Width): 75.5 feet (23.01 meters)
Draught (Height): 39.3 feet (11.98 meters)

Surface Displacement: 25,000 tons
Submerged Displacement: 45,000 tons

Installed Power and Base Performance



Engine(s): 2 x OK-650 nuclear reactors feeding 2 x VV-type steam turbines developing 49,600 horsepower each and driving 2 x Shafts.

Surface Speed: 22.2 knots (26 mph)
Submerged Speed: 27 knots (31 mph)
Operational Range: Essentially Unlimited

Armament / Air Wing



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

Aircraft: None.

Global Operators



Soviet Union

Ships-in-Class / Group (8)



TK-208; TK-202; TK-12; TK-13; TK-17; TK-20; TK-210




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