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    Project 971: Akula class

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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

    Post  Dima on Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:35 pm

    max steel wrote:Is it true that the US Navy had intended to replace its Los Angeles-class attack submarines with the powerful new Seawolf-class, which was designed specifically to hunt a new generation of advanced Soviet designs like the Project 941 Akula—which are better known by their NATO moniker as the Typhoon-class. ?  Difference between Project 941 and 971 Akula class ?
    Project 941 which muricans call as Typhoon is the Russian Akula. Worlds largest submarine with 20 SLBMs and 120 days on station (or endurance?)

    Project 971 which muricans call as Akula is the Russian Shuka-B (or V, thats what I read/understand.... the roman numerical in the Shuka class I, II, III, IV, V). Its the Russian hunter killer class submarines which have roamed off the US coasts with their periscopes watching the moving cars. (If I find it, I will post that article which was published in a Russian magazine that ceased to exist many years ago)
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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

    Post  GunshipDemocracy on Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:47 pm

    max steel wrote:Is it true that the US Navy had intended to replace its Los Angeles-class attack submarines with the powerful new Seawolf-class, which was designed specifically to hunt a new generation of advanced Soviet designs like the Project 941 Akula—which are better known by their NATO moniker as the Typhoon-class. ?  Difference between Project 941 and 971 Akula class ?

    yup after 3 ships  they gave up and gone for cheaper option. Zumwalt style Smile
    i wonder about capabilities of Yasen-M vs. Virginia tho
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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

    Post  Isos on Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:27 pm

    max steel wrote:Is it true that the US Navy had intended to replace its Los Angeles-class attack submarines with the powerful new Seawolf-class, which was designed specifically to hunt a new generation of advanced Soviet designs like the Project 941 Akula—which are better known by their NATO moniker as the Typhoon-class. ?  Difference between Project 941 and 971 Akula class ?

    Yes but then with the end of USSR, they were useless and too much expensive so they go for more Virginia class which are cheaper.
    As a SSN they were meant to hunt any russian nuclear sub.

    Typhoon's are SSBN. Akula's are SSN.

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    Bratsk and Samara at Zvezdochka

    Post  Ned86 on Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:03 pm

    it seems that Bratsk and Samara still didn't start real upgrade at Zvezdochka. Regarding this photo, they are still waiting moored. Probably, they wait for Leopard to be finished first.

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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

    Post  Ned86 on Sat Jun 25, 2016 7:13 pm

    Another close up picture of Bratsk and Samara at Zvezdochka....
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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

    Post  zg18 on Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:08 pm



    Akula I nuclear-powered submarine (possibly "Kuzbass") near La Perouse Strait -- June 20, 2016
    (credit: Japanese Ministry of Defense)


    http://7fbtk.blogspot.hr/2016/07/impending-pacific-fleet-exercise.html
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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

    Post  SeigSoloyvov on Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:54 pm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6IIH6lbMSc

    This video claims the two akula's that are with the carrier have Kaliber missiles.
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    Re: Project 971: Akula class

    Post  hoom on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:53 pm

    Any ideas what's going on here?
    http://charly015.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/submarino-britanico-con-sensores-la-rusa.html

    A Trafalgar class with what looks very much like the SOKS sensor off the sail of an Akula Suspect

    I seem to recall reading that UK had their own system similar to SOKS but it would seem pretty odd to use the same rake angle, on the other hand where could they have gotten one from?
    From what I've seen Nerpa was delivered sans-SOKS, seems fairly unlikely that Russia would sell one?
    Severodvinsk & Boreis don't have obvious SOKS so maybe it's considered obsolete tech, or never actually worked?

    Edit: also since it was in the comments & I'd failed miserably to re-find it recently when I wanted to, this is a really good imgur album about the class http://imgur.com/a/pZCb0

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