Friday, September 30, 2011

Russia Scraps Cold War-Era Typhoon Submarine

Russian submarine infographic

Red October No More: Russia Scraps Cold War-Era Typhoon Submarine -- The Telegraph

Russia is to definitively scrap its legendary typhoon class nuclear-powered submarine, the deadly Soviet-era vessel that inspired the Hollywood blockbuster The Hunt for Red October.

The decision, which was disclosed by military sources in the daily Izvestia newspaper, marks the end of an era that will see the three remaining Typhoon class submarines that remain in service in Russia's Northern Fleet cut up and turned into scrap metal by 2014.

The giant Typhoon-class submarine was a fixture of the Cold War and at 562 feet long and 80 foot wide was the biggest submarine ever built.

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More News On Russia Scrapping It's Typhoon Submarine Fleet

No plans to retire Typhoon class subs soon - Russian military -- RIA Novosti
Russia's gigantic Typhoon submarines to be scrapped -- Pravda
Last three Typhoons to be scrapped in 2014 -- Barents Observer
Russia's Typhoon: facts and figures -- The Telegraph
Russia scraps Typhoon nuclear submarines: timeline of a Cold War Symbol -- The Telegraph
Submarine: The Great Russian Fade -- Strategy Page

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