rambo54 wrote: Stealthflanker wrote:
rambo54 wrote:not only the K-329 Severodvinsk but also the Borey class show different length on satellite pictures than specified. Try to measure these boats in Severodvinsk or Severomorsk or Zapadnaya Litsa in google earth. These boats are about 158m and not 170m!
I wonder why.. However I suspected that the satellite wasn't really on top of the sub.. Thus accidentally made "angled" image that distort measurement.
I don't think so. For example use the History layer in Severodvinsk and measure other ships next to the Boreys. You will see that they match more or less exactly their specifications. You only see significant mismatches for Borey and K-329 Severodvinsk!
see what I mean:
It is normal for the real specifications of weapon systems, including their dimensions, to be different from their published values. That is a rule, actually.
Take what is on the internet for example; very very few of the "non-obvious" specification details are correct, and I am being very very generous with my description of the situation.
For more than a decade the published submerged displacement of the proekt 941 was being listed as 24000 tonnes to 27000 tonnes, including in all of the Jane's publications, while from the beginning a simple calculation would show that it was close to 50000 tonnes.
I can recall that from the very beginning my calculations for Borej showed figures very similar to yours, and I didn't use satellite images; what I think I did was to add the length of a missile compartment to the length of a proekt 971.