“Asymmetric” Cuban Delfin submarine clearly captured for the first time




The Cuban revolutionary fleet is located only 140 km from the shores of its main enemy, the United States, which has the most powerful naval forces in the world. In this regard, Havana was forced to rely on asymmetric actions in waging war at sea. Among them was the creation of a “dwarf" underwater fleet.

It is known that it is equipped with submarines such as Delfin. However, due to their special secrecy, it still has not been possible to acquire their adequate image. However, a recent photograph taken in Havana clearly captured this product. According to the American military expert Kh.I. Sutton, from Forbes, is “the first high-resolution image of a Delfin class submarine.” According to him, intelligence analysts “wait for years” for such materials. After working on the picture, Sutton presented the alleged layout of the Cuban submarine.

There is little reliable information about this class of submarines. It is assumed that they have a length of about 21 m, a displacement of 100 tons, their armament consists of two torpedo launchers, capable of launching up to six 533 mm shells. The diesel submarine is considered large enough for a crew of five - one person more than the standard main battle tank. It is assumed that the fleet from Delfin is located in Kabanas in the north-west of the country, about 50 km from its capital.

“Asymmetric” Cuban Delfin submarine clearly captured for the first time

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  1. Sergey M. Karasev 4 March 2020 01: 54 New
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    Cubans know how to keep their military secrets. And they do not consider it necessary to brag about their steepness in terms of armaments. For this they respect. hi soldier
    1. bessmertniy 4 March 2020 02: 23 New
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      There can be big troubles from a small boat. This requires the possibility of an asymmetric response so that the big enemy does not hope for impunity. what
    2. smart ass 4 March 2020 21: 23 New
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      But nothing to brag about
  2. Far B 4 March 2020 02: 00 New
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    "Asymmetric submarine" - already sounds mysterious and scary. Well nafig with such a connection no
  3. aszzz888 4 March 2020 02: 06 New
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    I wonder what is the depth of immersion? request I suppose within 50-100 m.
    1. Shuttle 4 March 2020 21: 29 New
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      Quote: aszzz888
      I wonder what is the depth of immersion? request I suppose within 50-100 m.

      A small boat is easier to make durable than a large one.
      It's like nuts. A large nut and a small one if the walls have the same thickness have different strengths.
      On the other hand, a small boat has significantly less autonomy.
      1. dvina71 5 March 2020 00: 17 New
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        Quote: Shuttle
        Big nut and small

        Are there compartments and power bulkheads in the nut? Show me a small submarine with a diving depth of 600m .. Not a bathyscaphe, but a submarine ... I’ll clarify., With weapons and the possibility of its use.
        1. Shuttle 5 March 2020 06: 00 New
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          Quote: dvina71
          Quote: Shuttle
          Big nut and small

          Are there compartments and power bulkheads in the nut? Show me a small submarine with a diving depth of 600m .. Not a bathyscaphe, but a submarine ... I’ll clarify., With weapons and the possibility of its use.

          That's why bathyscaphes are made small. Otherwise, the insides of large submarines would have consisted a little less than completely of “power bulkheads”.
          1. dvina71 5 March 2020 10: 51 New
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            Quote: Shuttle
            That's why bathyscaphes are made small

            Do you intentionally confuse the bathyscaphe (walnut) and pl .. cigarette with bulkheads?

            a scarlet boat is easier to make durable than a large one.

            This is yours .. not?
            So why can’t small squares go down to 600m and work there?
            1. Shuttle 5 March 2020 15: 29 New
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              Quote: dvina71
              So why can’t small squares go down to 600m and work there?

              They can. And they are called - bathyscaphes
              1. dvina71 5 March 2020 16: 04 New
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                Quote: Shuttle

                They can. And they are called - bathyscaphes

                You argue for the sake of argument .. There are bathyscaphes, there are small submarines .. structurally they are different and a small sub can never reach a large square in terms of immersion depth ..
                1. Shuttle 5 March 2020 18: 25 New
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                  Quote: dvina71
                  Quote: Shuttle

                  They can. And they are called - bathyscaphes

                  You argue for the sake of argument .. There are bathyscaphes, there are small submarines .. structurally they are different

                  What is the fundamental difference? Is there a periscope, TA, or something else?

                  Quote: dvina71

                  and a small square will never be able to approach a large square in the depth of immersion.

                  Small submarines are used for attacks in bays, bays, and ports. Those. where the big one doesn't just fit. That is why small submarines have shallow diving depths. This is the reason. A small submarine does not need a large diving depth. Would be needed - would have done. That is why the bathyscaphes are small and never huge, like, for example, the submarines of Project 941 Shark.
                  Speaking of project 941. One of the reasons for the special multihull design of this class of boats is precisely the problem of strength. Of course, of course, in addition, this design perfectly solves the problems of survivability of submarines. But they could make a solid case in the form of one big cigar - they would. It would be easier in communications and in other systems. But no - they made two hefty parallel buildings, not one. And it’s not at all because there was nowhere to put rocket mines. On the American "Ohio", the Soviet 667BDRM, the place was somehow located. Sharks are the largest submarines in this star system, by the way. Till.
                  1. dvina71 5 March 2020 21: 46 New
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                    Quote: Shuttle
                    Speaking of project 941

                    The only reason for the double-hull design of these subplanes is the inability to place solid-fuel rockets in a single-hull ... and that's it. No need to think up anything.
                    1. Shuttle 6 March 2020 07: 30 New
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                      Quote: dvina71
                      Quote: Shuttle
                      Speaking of project 941

                      The only reason for the double-hull design of these subplanes is the inability to place solid-fuel rockets in a single-hull ... and that's it. No need to think up anything.

                      Moreover, this "only" reason was mentioned by me, but you did not deign to notice it. I repeat as a question now.
                      Why is the two-hull (or rather five-hull) design on the Shark, but not on Borea? After all, both of them carry solid rockets.
                      Ohio also carries solid rockets. However, her design is traditional. And the rest, too. And only in the largest Sharks in size it is different. What is it for?
  4. Linxs 4 March 2020 02: 17 New
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    Isn't that what cocaine was transported to in the USA?
    Video somewhere in the vast YouTube was.
    1. Catfish 4 March 2020 02: 45 New
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      In Cuba, they do not produce cocaine and do not rent their ships to cartels.
      1. Linxs 4 March 2020 02: 49 New
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        For sub rent: D
        1. Catfish 4 March 2020 02: 51 New
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          The dimensions are not the same, so Juarez is probably homemade.
  5. Freeman 4 March 2020 03: 05 New
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    There is little reliable information about this class of submarines. It is assumed that they have a length of about 21 m, a displacement of 100 tons, their armament consists of two torpedo launchers capable of launching up to six 533 mm shells. The diesel submarine is considered large enough for a crew of five - one person more than in a standard main battle tank. It is assumed that the fleet from Delfin located in Kabanas in the north-west of the country, about 50 km from its capital.



    Forbes reports the following -
    Dolphin is Cuba's only submarine.
    Even during the Cold War, the Cuban fleet had three strike submarines supplied by the Soviet Union. But, like most of their large ships, they have long since retired.
    ... judging by its size, compared to submarines elsewhere, it is likely to be able to carry two heavy torpedoes.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2020/03/01/new-photo-reveals-cuban-navys-secret-submarine/#d2f406e60554


    This is the second photo in 15 years. Here is the first shot in Havana.


    The author of an article in Forbes, High Sutton, on his page on the network gives more such information
    Very little is known about the boat, but we can deduce some basic facts. It is a ~ 20 m (65 ft) dry submarine with a crew of at least five people. She has one diesel engine, which apparently does not have a snorkel mast; instead, a rough, inverted u-shaped exhaust is visible at the rear of the sail. We do not know if he is armed, but he is large enough to suggest that double 533-mm torpedoes can be carried outside.

    http://www.hisutton.com/Delfin.html
    1. Aviator_ 4 March 2020 07: 56 New
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      a u-shaped exhaust is visible at the rear of the sail.

      Especially touching about the sail. And when will oak google translations begin to edit?
      1. Glory1974 4 March 2020 09: 41 New
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        Especially touching about the sail. And when will oak google translations begin to edit?

        Generation "Next" does not know that there is no sail on the submarine wassat
        They are also sure that "exhaust in the sail" is a new secret technology.
        1. Freeman 4 March 2020 11: 41 New
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          Glory1974 (Glory) Today, 09: 41
          The Next Generation Doesn't Know


          If this is about me, then after reading about the "theory of generations", I don’t even know which one to attribute myself to.
          On the one hand, I am the last of the "Baby Boomers" - on the other, the first of the "Generation X".

          - So "calculate" my year of birth. tongue laughing

          wassat laughing
        2. dzvero 5 March 2020 08: 36 New
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          How is it no? But German submariners sailed in the Atlantic in WWII ... Let it be an isolated case, but there is a possibility, and it was laid constructively smile
          And so, for the defense of the coast and the actions in the near zone, such babies are just that. Due to size, detection seems to be a serious problem. Even for US PLO.
      2. Freeman 4 March 2020 11: 20 New
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        Quote: Aviator_
        a u-shaped exhaust is visible at the rear of the sail.

        Especially touching about the sail. And when will oak google translations begin to edit?

        request I repent, overlooked.
        Well at least I guessed that the "snort mast" is a snorkel.
        But, as it turned out (according to the wiki) - in the British Navy, snorkel is really called a "snort".
  6. Klingon 4 March 2020 03: 16 New
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    Quote: Sergey Karasev
    Cubans know how to keep their military secrets. And they do not consider it necessary to brag about their steepness in terms of armaments. For this they respect. hi soldier

    that's it. this is something real and not just the cartoony Laser Kernels, Rocket Kernels and Kraken, which no one has ever seen and does not even know about oh approximate performance characteristics
    1. Sarmat Sanych 4 March 2020 06: 04 New
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      Klingon, the bot just woke uplaughing? Hypersonic and laser weapons in Russia have been on alert for a long time, your masters are well aware, and the bot still suffers from the blessed gopher syndrome "Nerve!"smile. Bots, you are in the first stage - Denial. Next comes Anger, followed by Depression, then Bargaining and finally Acceptance, you have a lot of events ahead of you.
  7. Kerensky 4 March 2020 04: 34 New
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    armament consists of two torpedo launchersable to run up to six 533 mm shells. The diesel submarine is considered quite large. for a crew of five

    I like! There is something in this ... A sort of epicity, comparable to an attempt to transfer torpedoes from stern to bow TAs ...
    Well, okay, I'm not talking about that now. Who created the fishing fleet for the Cubans ?! Yeah!
    They (here 40 lines of mat) lived on the island and did not see fish ?! My welded person personally welded (in his words) to their scows tricky fastenings ....
    1. Winnie76 4 March 2020 09: 13 New
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      Quote: Kerensky
      They (here 40 lines of mat) lived on the island and did not see fish ?! My welded person personally welded (in his words) to their scows tricky fastenings ....

      My god, how ornate. In your comment, you want to say that their boats are our Piranhas?
      1. Freeman 4 March 2020 12: 18 New
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        Vinnie76 (Alexander) Today, 09:13
        want to say that their boats are our piranhas?

        TTX “piranhas” are not suitable - the size and depth of immersion are much larger. Yes, and they were built, sort of like, only 2 pieces.

        "Americans" believe that our SPLC Project 1015

        SPLC Project 1015 in the Military History Museum of Baku
      2. Kerensky 4 March 2020 14: 16 New
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        In your comment, you want to say that their boats are our Piranhas?

        I want to say that they did not make a boat. Most likely our job. A sort of "unaccounted for" garage ...
        1. Boa kaa 5 March 2020 00: 35 New
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          Quote: Kerensky
          I want to say that they did not make a boat.

          Al-dr. Fedorovich! Well, why so? belay
          If we had mastered a hidden vessel for them, we would surely have cut out a 950 project ... By the way, today it’s not too late for them at a reasonable price to put a team of 6 Amurov units - 950. In exchange for rare earth, for example ... Or renting a naval base for 49 years is an option.
          The Amur 950 submarine has a displacement of 1060 tons. A feature of the submarine is the presence of 10 universal vertical launchers of the RK “Club-S”, which makes it possible to launch salvo firing of the 10th KR at sea and ground targets for no more than 2 minutes. On the submarine there are small-sized hydroacoustic counteraction devices located in the control room in the superstructure.
          ASBU with the latest RES allows you to solve all the tactical tasks facing the NPL. Due to the relatively small displacement, Amur 950 will have an advantage over submarines of a similar class by the criterion of efficiency-cost.
          The G / A level of the Amur 950 submarine field is several times lower than that of the Kilo class submarines, which are considered to be very low noise. Amur 950 has a new generation RES using the achievements of world radio electronics in recent years.
          It is possible to equip this VNEU submarine with ECG, which can significantly increase underwater autonomy and D of navigation. VNEU with stocks of reagents is located in the special. module compartment, which can be built into the submarine’s hull both during construction and during its repair or modernization.
          Amur 950 can be used in all areas of the oceans, except for areas with continuous ice cover, under any weather conditions, in shallow and deep water areas.

          This is the boat that the sailors of Liberty Island should have!
          IMHO.
          1. Kerensky 5 March 2020 12: 13 New
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            By the way, today it’s not too late for them at a reasonable price to put a team of 6 Amurov units - 950. In exchange for rare earth, for example ... Either rent a naval base for 49 years

            I definitely agree! It’s not too late to start training them. People are more important than iron.
          2. Svarog51 5 March 2020 20: 11 New
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            Alexander hi And littoral projects do not give them? They also need NK, “friends” are nearby. Those that are criticized by us may well work in Cuba.
            P.S. About finance, I know. But there are other nuances in politics.
  8. rotmistr60 4 March 2020 06: 31 New
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    this is “the first high-resolution image of a Delfin class submarine.”
    And this despite the fact that at hand and with excellent technical intelligence and some respectful United States in Cuba. So the Cubans have perfectly organized countermeasures and counterintelligence works perfectly.
  9. Boa kaa 4 March 2020 23: 54 New
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    Quote: Freeman
    I repent, I overlooked .... Well, at least I guessed,
    What you repent is good. But what I didn’t guess is bad ... AHA.
    For reference: in the west (on the naval slang) the fence of the retractable devices (wheelhouse) is called SAIL ...
    When I heard "this" for the first time, I was also numb ... from absurdity.
    Glory to the Almighty: there was someone to explain what was what.
    But.
    1. Svarog51 5 March 2020 20: 25 New
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      Alexander hi And which in "Features" ... was shot, really could be brought into action by vodka? Or breshet?
      1. Boa kaa 5 March 2020 23: 53 New
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        Quote: Svarog51
        really could vodka be brought into action?

        Sergei, I don’t know Vodka, but German submarines of the Fuhrer’s special detachment even went to Antarctica on alcohol (bioethanol!) Back in WWII. Then our experimental ones also went to alcohol. And the latest info about the Spanish S-80, which has a VNEU "alcohol bread". After all, there is also a VNEU on Piranha ... therefore it is quite possible.
        IMHO.
  10. ZaharoFF 5 March 2020 09: 14 New
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    The inhabitants of Cuba are courageous people, of course. It is unlikely that they will "rattle" a weapon, even if they have one.
  11. V.I.P. 5 March 2020 09: 52 New
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    Unclear. Is it their development and production, or is it North Korean or Iranian boats? Is there a shipyard in Cuba ??
  12. Protos 5 March 2020 14: 29 New
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    Quote: Shuttle
    Quote: aszzz888
    I wonder what is the depth of immersion? request I suppose within 50-100 m.

    A small boat is easier to make durable than a large one.
    It's like nuts. A large nut and a small one if the walls have the same thickness have different strengths.
    On the other hand, a small boat has significantly less autonomy.

    On LiFe4 and with modern diesel engines, autonomy is quite normal!