The Swedish edition Expressen has published the ranking of the largest in stories fleet submarines, the first two places were taken by Russian (Soviet) submarines, reports TASS.
Top-5 of the biggest submarines in the history according to the edition is as follows:
1. The project "Shark". Displacement 48 thousand tons.
“The largest submarine cruiser in the world. Designed by TsBB Rubin. The construction of the 941 series began in 1976. In total, 1981 to 1989 was launched. Six boats of this project were built at Sevmash. Now in the military structure of the Navy of the Russian Federation only heavy nuclear missile submarine of strategic purpose TK-208 "Dmitry Donskoy", "the article says.
2. The project "Borey". Displacement 24 thousand tons.
“Strategic Borei-class nuclear-powered rocket carriers were designed at the Rubin Central Design Bureau of Marine Technology in the 1980s. The fleet of the Russian Federation has three submarine cruisers, four more are under construction. In total, eight such missile carriers are planned to be built before 2021, five of which are the upgraded 955А project. ”
3. Ohio project. USA. Displacement 18 750 tons.
“The Ohio project is a series of 18 American third-generation strategic nuclear submarines that went into service from 1981 to 1997. Boats differed from their predecessors with increased combat potential and improved secrecy. They form the basis of US strategic offensive nuclear forces. "
4. Project "Moray" / Delta II. Displacement 18 200 tons.
"The class of submarines of the type" Moray "(Delta according to NATO classification) was created during the Cold War, and its mission was to strike at American industrial and military facilities." There are a total of 4 subclasses: Project 667B (Delta I, adopted in 1972 g), 667BD (Delta II), 667BDR "Kalmar" (Delta III).
5. Vanguard project. Great Britain. Displacement 15 900 tons.
“The entire nuclear arsenal of the United Kingdom is deployed on four submarines of the Vanguard class. They are based at Clyde Scotland. The boats were built in the 1990-s, and replaced the outdated Resolution-type ships, actually being their further development. ”
Russian submarines tops the world's top 5 submarines
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