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Delta III (Project 667BDR Kalmar)


Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Attack Submarine


Soviet Union | 1976



"The Delta III boat group was originally a class of fourteen strong during the Cold War period - since reduced to just three."



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for Delta III (Project 667BDR Kalmar).
1 x OK-700A nuclear reactor feeding 2 x Steam turbines developing 60,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Propulsion
14.0 kts
16.1 mph
Surface Speed
24.0 kts
27.6 mph
Submerged Speed
Essentially Unlimited
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of Delta III (Project 667BDR Kalmar).
130
Personnel
Complement
509.0 ft
155.14 meters
O/A Length
38.0 ft
11.58 meters
Beam
29.0 ft
8.84 meters
Draught
10,600
tons
Displacement
13,700
tons
Displacement (Submerged)
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of Delta III (Project 667BDR Kalmar).
4 x 533mm (21") bow-facing torpedo tubes supporting 16 x torpedoes (various types) OR 16 x RSM-50 R-29R "Vysota" missiles.
Ships-in-Class (14)
Notable series variants as part of the Delta III (Project 667BDR Kalmar) family line as relating to the Delta-III-class group.
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
Operators
Global operator(s) of the Delta III (Project 667BDR Kalmar). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the Soviet Union

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Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
SUBMERGED ATTACK
MARITIME PATROL
FLEET SUPPORT
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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