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    Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

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    KiloGolf

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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:45 am

    https://twitter.com/Capt_Navy/status/955077449926225920 Suspect



    Fire At Russia's Vladivostok Submarine Base Sure Doesn't Look Like An "Exercise"

    Videos began emerging overnight of what appeared to be a sizable fire on the frigid water at Russia's submarine base in Vladivostok. Three separate angles show thick black smoke rising from a blaze burning among docked Kilo class diesel-electric attack submarines. Shortly after the videos appeared, Russian media said the fire was part of a "damage control exercise" according to the Russian Navy.

    Russia's semi-official news outlet TASS quoted the Russian Navy as stating:

    "Exercises to extinguish a fire on the pier using imitation were conducted on the territory of the connection of the Pacific Fleet submarines among the personnel... The personnel coped with the [fire] excellent."

    It's very hard to imagine that such a training event would include lighting one of your own submarines on fire, or at least igniting a fire right next to a cluster of submarines sitting vulnerable tied up to a pier.

    The thick black smoke and the way the surface of the water is burning as seen in the videos makes it look like a diesel fire. Maybe the blaze was touched off during fueling of one of the Kilo class submarines tied-up on the pier, or maybe there was a leak of some kind from the submarine's tanks.

    http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17853/fire-at-russias-vladivostok-submarine-base-sure-doesnt-look-like-an-exercise

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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  hoom on Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:52 am

    hoom wrote:Interesting that British media/RN don't seem to have made a big hoo-hah about it this time Suspect
    Didn't like being laughed at for making a big deal about escorting intercepting! a sub transiting openly on the surface?
    Oh boy and now we know why Laughing https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5463018/cash-strapped-navy-forced-to-send-pint-sized-vessel-to-intercept-two-russian-attack-subs/
    They didn't have any proper warships available -> sent a minesweeper & used military censorship to prevent the 'Free & Independant' UK media from reporting the fact until it became convenient to admit it during a big media Red Scare beat-up during leadup to the Budget trying to justify a huge Defense budget increase...

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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  hoom on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:24 am

    Curiously Kolpino & Veliky Novgorod still don't appear to have continued past Syria to Sevastopol.
    I'm kinda suspecting they will base out of Tartus for a few years.
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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:45 am

    hoom wrote:Curiously Kolpino & Veliky Novgorod still don't appear to have continued past Syria to Sevastopol.
    I'm kinda suspecting they will base out of Tartus for a few years.

    Why leave if you are having fun?

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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  hoom on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:05 am

    Some interesting pics via Balancer

    One of the boats for Pacific fleet?


    Alrosa still not making much progress...


    There are pics of the new BSF boats tied up in Sevastopol but nothing seeming particularly interesting other than continued absence of the last 2.
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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:38 am

    hoom wrote:Some interesting pics via Balancer

    One of the boats for Pacific fleet?


    Damn, that looks like FTL drive from that movie Event Horizon, I just hope that section is not accessible by crew because that would be scary as hell... lol1

    hoom wrote:

    Alrosa still not making much progress...
    https://2018.f.a0z.ru/04/04-6129085-dsc07870-kopiya.jpg

    What's the story with this one, experimental test bed or something?

    hoom wrote:There are pics of the new BSF boats tied up in Sevastopol but nothing seeming particularly interesting other than continued absence of the last 2.

    Hard to be present when you have to be on call 24/7 in the Mediterranean to "kalibrate" jihadists in Syria...
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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  GarryB on Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:28 am

    Smart move by Russia though, to Kalibrate the Caliphate...


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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  hoom on Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:44 am

    I just hope that section is not accessible by crew because that would be scary as hell
    *thump* thats the sonar on the left *thump* *thump* front of the pressure hull *thump* on the right.

    What's the story with this one, experimental test bed or something?
    Test of pumpjet propulsion but as far as I know otherwise a normal Kilo.
    But maybe we've uncovered the reason the repairs seem to be taking so long 'You can't leave. She won't let you.' Shocked


    Hard to be present when you have to be on call 24/7 in the Mediterranean to "kalibrate" jihadists in Syria...
    Thing is the first 4 only hung out off Syria for about a month before moving on to Sevastopol, these two must be close to 6mths.
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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:21 pm

    hoom wrote:.......
    Hard to be present when you have to be on call 24/7 in the Mediterranean to "kalibrate" jihadists in Syria...
    Thing is the first 4 only hung out off Syria for about a month before moving on to Sevastopol, these two must be close to 6mths.

    Well it's pretty obvious that they want to have cruise missile strikes available so those subs are parked in Tartus for the time being

    Once Syria cools down they will transfer them to Black Sea

    But I wouldn't be surprised if Navy ordered​ couple​ of brand new conventional subs specifically for Tartus down the road, same goes for surface ships

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    Re: Project 877/636: Kilo class SSK

    Post  hoom on Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:03 am

    Finally found visual confirmation the two have been docking in Tartous


    Edit: Hmm, doesn't seem to want to show, possibly doesn't like hotlink?
    https://syria.liveuamap.com/pics/2018/04/11/21643867_0.jpg

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