April 16, 2009

A Typhoon Photo Tour

Filed under: — Chap @ 11:38 pm

This is a bit interesting: many many photos of a visit to a Russian SSBN.


The first few shots are of the superstructure; lots of rust can be in a superstructure and the boat can still function. I don’t know how much it would take to get the thing underway, though.

5 Responses to “A Typhoon Photo Tour”

  1. Don Patterson Says:

    What do you mean “get her ready”? Didn’t the Russians ALWAYS go to sea in that condition?

    I’ve read the Typhoon was actually two Delta’s in tandem under the fairwater. The whole thing? Just the missile compartments? I know the Russians tend to cobble stuff together, but I’m having a difficult time visualizing it; and I studied architecture.

  2. SJBill Says:

    Was this a museum boat?
    Still, pretty amazing to these Airdale eyes.

  3. Buck Says:

    Speaking from a position of total ignorance… in that all I know about submarines I learned from touring two WW II museum-piece boats… I’m thinking it would take a LOT to make that Typhoon sea-worthy. The WW II boats I walked through looked to be in MUCH better shape, at least superficially so, than that boat in the pics at the link.

    Most interesting, tho. Thanks for this, Chap.

  4. JP Says:

    Sure, they’ve got one or two “preservation issues”, but overall…
    Fascinating pictures.
    I especially like the pictures of the crew’s lounge with the hot tub. Living the high life.

  5. submandave Says:

    Damn, Chap, where’s the chrome periscope and the catapillar drive control? I feel like I’ve been lied to.

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