Military Review

K-219 - sunken fortress

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It was a 1986 year, a time of great change, publicity, and a restructuring thaw. Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, who held the post of General Secretary of the CPSU Central Committee, stood at the helm of the state. Everywhere in the media it was possible to observe the pathetic statements about the high labor achievements and feats of the Soviet people. Spoon of tar made only some of the events of the same year. In February, the BOD Admiral Nakhimov clashed with the K-255 PLA, in the spring the whole world was shocked by the tragic accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and on the last day of summer the Nakhimov ship was crashed with a dry cargo ship, which was later called the “Russian Titanic” . And so, at the beginning of October, the Soviet people heard the TASS report that 6 numbers in 11: Moscow time 03 had a K-219 submarine crash on alert in the Sargasso Sea. It is noteworthy that such a statement was first made in a timely manner. Moreover, Gorbachev, being at the time of the incident in Reykjavik, personally informed the President of the United States, Reagan. But K-219 was a response to the confrontation caused by the “cold war” and the deployment of American submarines within the reach of strategic facilities located in the USSR. Such “openness” in conjunction with disclosed facts made us think about the seriousness of the catastrophe and the possible consequences, because there were several nuclear warheads and two nuclear reactors on board the boat. But the Soviet government hastened to reassure its citizens and the world community by stating that the situation was under control and that there was no danger of an explosion or contamination. Standard government statement designed to normalize the situation in the country after the accident.



More than 25 years have passed since those events, but so far historians and specialists are asking questions about the causes of the incident. This cannot but interest because one of the most dangerous ships in the world at that time, which was a kind of hybrid of a submarine and a rocket base, went to a five-kilometer depth. In addition to weapons-grade plutonium, as well as uranium rods, there were several quintals of pressed TNT, tons of nitric and sulfuric acid, as well as a very caustic rocket fuel oxidizer, heptyl, on board. And all of the above arsenal was stored in the compartments of the submarine, was pumped into barrels, interchanged with cables, wires and sent to sea with hundreds of people on board. A feature film was shot about the catastrophe that occurred, many books and articles were written, but the true cause of the accident remained unexplained.

Strategic missile submarine cruiser K-219 was equipped and sent to the shores of America for a timely response to the attack from the enemy. Sixteen ballistic missiles, placed aboard the submarine and having the lowest flight time, were ready to launch and strike at Detroit, Washington and San Francisco. This was a response to the missile systems deployed in Germany, Turkey and the UK, restoring a kind of diabolical balance of the “cold” confrontation. The submarine was the twenty-first ship of the series, produced by the project 667A, and was part of the Navy 31 December 1971 of the year. In 1974, the submarine was upgraded by the 667AU project. After that, in its arsenal, the ship had 16 missiles RSM-25 with a range of about 3 thousands of kilometers and 28 torpedoes, 20 of which were placed in the first compartment of the ship, and 8 - in the tenth compartment. In addition, the power plant (main power plant) boats had two nuclear reactors. The ship's displacement was 9300 tons with a maximum immersion depth of 400 meters, and the autonomy reached 90 days. On board the ship was a crew of 119 people led by the commander, captain of the 2 rank Igor Anatolyevich Britanov, who graduated from WWMURE in 1971 year. He was granted permission to control the ship on his own in 1981. This was the third combat patrol, led by Britanova, who, in addition to controlling a ship of this type, had a significant swimming qualification.

Despite the fact that according to the analysis of the personnel who entered the military service on that ill-fated campaign, out of thirty-one officers, eleven were replaced, including assistant commanders, chiefs of the main combat units, as well as 16 of 38 midshipmen, the crew with all responsibility performed preparatory operations according to a well-established schedule. Such a serious personnel reshuffle was dictated by the fact that five large ships went on patrol at the same time and it was necessary to solve the problems of forming a team on the go, in a fairly short time. In fairness, it should be noted that during the period under review, in the current situation of tough confrontation between nuclear powers, the load on warships that went on campaigns two to three times during the year increased significantly. This naturally affected the technical condition of the ships operating at the limit of their capabilities. In addition, the level of the repair base available at that time did not at all correspond to those set before fleet serious tasks. Under the pressure of the circumstances, when the submariners had to go on hikes all the time, and many of them forgot about their planned vacations, personnel mess and going out on non-native ships became the norm. In such conditions, no one remembered the cohesion of the crew and the “feeling of the elbow”. And yet, the level of training of the team members and the condition of the submarine did not cause any concern, everything went a bit messy, but at the proper level. The crew sent to K-219 had experience working on a similar K-241 engine, and the commander could not refuse to patrol with strangers to him. As it usually happens with us, the Motherland persistently demanded the performance of the debt, despite adverse conditions.

Photos of the distressed K-219 taken from the aircraft of the American Navy


So, September 4 1986, in full accordance with the plan, the PKK CH K-219 was released for combat service. The tragedy began in the Sargasso Sea on the thirtieth day of the campaign, when on October 3 the 4.56 boat floated to the periscope depth to conduct a scheduled communication session, and then, five minutes later, began to sink again to the 85-meter depth. Subsequent events developed rapidly in the following chronological order:
5.14 - a drip leak was found by crew members from under the cap of the sixth rocket shaft. Attempting to eliminate the leak by pressing the plug led to the fact that it increased even more and flowed.

5.25 - the submarine commander makes the decision to ascend to a safe (this is 46 meters) depth, while a pump is activated to drain the sixth shaft.

5.32 - brown poisonous fumes of the fuel oxidizer are starting to flow into the fourth compartment from under the stub. The commander of the warhead-2 reports on the situation on the GKP and announces an emergency alarm. The personnel, in addition to nine people, leave the dangerous compartment, and the remaining crew members take the measures for fighting the survivability of the ship, established for such situations, and carry out the sealing of the compartments.

5.38 - an explosion occurs in the sixth shaft. By this time, the submarine is already at a safe depth. The fourth compartment is filled with black smoke, and from the pipelines destroyed by the explosion, water mixed with rocket fuel begins to flow. Assessing the situation, the commander decides to begin ascent to the surface position. At the moment in the fourth compartment, there is a strong gas contamination, and the amount of water that has filled the emergency compartment is approximately 4,5 tons. It was dangerous that for some period of time control over missiles in other mines was lost. Out of order: a common speakerphone device, radio transmitter P-651 and intercoms in the fourth and fifth compartments. In addition, lighting and high pressure piping was partially damaged. The power plant's control panel signaled a violation of the left side power supply, as a result of which water supply valves for steam generators in this part of the boat and a number of valves of the third circuit opened. At the same time, the Kama power system signaled a complete drop in the insulation resistance in the electrical networks of both sides. In the third and fifth compartments, at the command of the GKP, defense lines and blowing air are created.

6.10 - teams of the fifth and sixth sections are transferred to the eighth turbine unit.

6.17 - from the fourth compartment report on the impossibility of finding people in this part of the ship, prepare the fifth compartment for their transfer.

6.35 - personnel leaves the fourth emergency compartment, but three people, led by the CU-2 commander, remain inside. The commander of the warhead-5 gives the order to commission the GEM of the port side.

6.45 - an emergency team of two crew members is sent to assist and assess the situation in the fourth compartment. Increased smoke did not allow them to examine in detail the state of the sixth missile mine and find the commander of the warhead-2, but the bodies of the sailors Smaglyuk and Kharchenko were taken out. The members of the reconnaissance team failed to detect the source of ignition that caused the explosion.

7.25 - ventilation of the fourth and sixth compartments was started, and with the onset of daylight, the senior assistant commander managed to inspect the sixth shaft from the side of the felling fence. A torn shaft cover, a deformed rocket deck, partially torn covers of the covers of the remaining mines were found. In the area of ​​the emergency mine, from which brown smoke continued to flow, structural damage is visible.

8.51 - rescue team of two people is sent to the fourth compartment again. Due to improved visibility and the absence of additional water supply, the body of Petrachkov, captain of the 3 rank (commander of the CU-2), was found. The hold of the compartment was drained through the main line and a system for pumping overboard water from the sixth mine was prepared. But after starting the pump, water and brown smoke began to flow into the upper part of the mine due to damage in the pipelines, so the pump was stopped and all gas appliances and satellites were removed from the compartment.

9.25 - a starboard power plant has been commissioned. The decision was made on the emergency discharge of the rocket oxidizer and the pumping of the mine. To carry out the work, four groups of members of the CU-2 and C-5 team were instructed and sent to the fourth compartment. Each pumping attempt contributed to an increase in gas pollution by the oxidant vapors and the entry of water into the emergency compartment. When the last group managed to start the emergency drain pump, the incoming water began to flood the electrical equipment. This caused a closure in the panels, which resulted in a fire. The pumps stopped due to a power outage, and the emergency team was ordered to leave the compartment.

17.54 - PCG decides on the supply of freon from the chemical extinguishing system of the third compartment to the fourth compartment. But with the beginning of gas supply due to defects in the pipeline, freon penetrates into the third compartment, therefore, its supply has to be stopped.

18.00 - due to the deterioration of the gas composition of the air in the third compartment and a large concentration of nitrogen oxides in it, part of the crew was forced to move to the second compartment. Radio communication was interrupted, as the personnel had to leave the communication post. The team did not transmit a report on the situation on the submarine, nor did they receive a radiogram of the Commander of the Northern Fleet, containing recommendations for eliminating the consequences of the accident and fighting for survivability.

18.40 - after the opening of the bulkhead door between the fourth and fifth compartments and the detection of heavy smoke in the fifth compartment, the survey crew members decided that a fire had started there, which was reported to the DKP. Freon from the sixth to the fifth compartment was started.

19.30 - power disappears on the starboard network. The emergency protection of the reactor was launched, but it was not possible to completely lower the compensating grids.

19.50 - from the seventh compartment reported that the lower part of the sixth comes smoke. People were ordered to leave the compartment, but they failed to close the bulkheads, as a result of which everyone had to move on to the eighth compartment. It was found that the pressure in the ship's hydraulics system dropped to zero, and to prevent a nuclear catastrophe, members of the BS-5 command team Belik (senior lieutenant) and Preminin (sailor) were manually sent to the seventh compartment to lower the compensation grids. Three times they tried to lower the grilles, after which Lieutenant Belikov lost consciousness, and Sergei Preminin had to act independently. At the same time, the eighth, ninth and tenth compartments were ventilated, which made it possible to lower the pressure to atmospheric. In the seventh compartment, it remained elevated. For this reason, it was difficult to open the bulkhead door leading to the eighth compartment. When trying to equalize the pressure by evacuating the bottom of the eighth compartment, brown smoke began to flow out again from the pipeline. To reduce the pressure, Preminin tried to open a vent valve at the cost of his own life, but he did not manage to do this. The emergency group, which tried to open the flap from the opposite side, did not cope with this task either.

21.30 - Navy ships have already begun to approach the accident area to assist K-219. The first to arrive at the accident site were the ships Krasnogvardeisk, Fedor Bredikhin and Bakaritsa.

23.00 - on the basis of the fact that gas pollution in the compartments was constantly increasing, and the AES had already exhausted its life, while the temperature of the valve between the third and fourth compartments continued to grow, the submarine commander decided to stop the left-side reactor to avoid an explosion of missiles. The training of personnel for evacuation to the rescued vessels begins.

4 October.

1.00 - crew evacuation is over, all hatches were closed and battened down. Only five K-219 and British officers are left on board.

1.46 - a message from the ship commander about the fire in all compartments and the absence of a turn was transmitted to the Navy Central Pillar Center. Britons are asking for permission to leave the ship.

3.00 - the SF commander gives the order to leave the boat, only the commander remains on board the K-219.

22.45 - an emergency group lands on the boat to assess the situation. The first three compartments were dry, emergency lighting worked, the pressure in them was normal. The hull of the boat above the fourth and seventh compartments had a higher temperature, the pressure in the air system dropped twice, and there was no pressure in the hydraulic system at all. Blowing the main ballast nasal tanks to the emergency group managed to level the trim and begin preparing the boat for towing. With the arrival of darkness, the emergency crew left the boat, and the work was suspended.

5 October.

At dawn, work continued and in 18.15 Krasnogvardeisk began towing K-219. At the same time, the trim on the bow and the draft of the ship continued to grow, as a result of which the 6 of October in the 6.20 cable, unable to withstand the load, broke, and the stern and bow hatches went under water. It was impossible to descend into the third compartment, as the lower hatch was jammed. As a result, the boat was losing buoyancy every minute, and when the water reached the level of the superstructure deck, the emergency group left the boat. But the commander of the K-219 remained on board until he received an order from the Navy Civil Code in 11.00. The boat literally went out from under his feet and sank in 11.03.

K-219 - sunken fortress
The crew of K-219 after returning to the Soviet Union on Red Square. October 1986 of the year


While the highest state officials were deciding how best to present information to our people and the whole world, the relevant authorities had already considered the facts of the tragedy. As usual, a criminal case was instituted, the perpetrators of the adverse outcome were those who showed real heroism in saving the boat and fought to the end. The commander of the submarine, the political officer and the commander of the CU-5 were dismissed under the article "service mismatch", and the crew was disbanded. And all this only for the fact that at the cost of four lives they were able to prevent a nuclear catastrophe, stabilizing the situation and conducting a full and consistent set of measures to fight for survivability. However, these measures seemed insufficient. Sergey Preminin was awarded posthumously the Order of the Red Star, and only eleven years later he was awarded the title Hero of Russia. At the end of the work of the investigative commission, a decision was made, stating that the cause of the accident was the flooding of the sixth mine with water and rocket fuel entering it. As the cause of ignition, ignition and explosion, the wrong actions of the crew, who did not irrigate and did not otdraivanie kremalyery of the shaft cover when the boat reached the surface position were named. Members of the submarine crew were also blamed for the distribution of nitrogen oxides in the atmosphere of the compartments. After all, according to the authoritative commission, the gases spread precisely because the crew too often visited the emergency compartment to carry out reconnaissance and rescue operations. And, finally, the cause of the ship sinking was the flow of seawater through the leaky sections of the hull and its distribution through the left uncovered valves and vent flaps between the compartments.

According to one version, the cause of depressurization could be a significant mechanical damage to the hull of a submarine, obtained during combat patrols. But nothing is known about the fact that this damage, which was actually discovered later on the submarine hull, could well have been left by close contact with another boat belonging to the US Navy. When studying the relevant information, it becomes clear that this version is not completely unfounded, but it remained buried outside the doors of the secret departments of both powers of the “cold” confrontation. The leadership of the USSR also had questions regarding the possibility of sabotage, which led not only to a boat accident, but also to the breakage of a cable while towing a ship. According to some views, this was done in order to be able to later raise the sunken boat off the American coast to explore. There were those who accused the commander of the ship of the incident and were indignant why he did not go to the bottom along with the submarine.

Even the opposite side of the political conflict recognized the fact of the competence and correct actions of the commander of K-219, showing due respect to a person who had been alone with a nuclear powder keg smoldering under him for several nights. The wreckage of the submarine is still resting on the bottom, the spread of radiation due to the destruction of nuclear warheads with plutonium has not been fully investigated.

On the basis of a correct analysis of all cases of emergencies on water and under water, a thorough study of them, it is possible to develop an effective system of measures to prevent possible malfunctions, which will be carried out throughout the life of the ship. But time passes, each such incident ends with the creation of commissions of inquiry, making certain, sometimes completely absurd, decisions, and the ships continue to sink under unexplained circumstances.
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  1. borisst64
    borisst64 16 October 2012 09: 34
    +7
    The film is hard to watch, and the guys have experienced. I respect and respect submariners. My uncle died in the 70s, the sailor was a submariner, like a fire was in the compartment.
  2. Oleg14774
    Oleg14774 16 October 2012 10: 13
    +7
    Punish the innocent, reward the innocent! This especially flourished under the hunchback and Yeltsin. And this is what a moral undermining for the military. When everyone understands that people saved the world, and they are in a bucket of slops! I read about Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan and realize that a new "world" power has appeared. Nazarbayev makes a joke. To unite Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and there will be one big state, the Turkish Empire. And the word empire will not be ashamed. And there Kazakhs and others will play the role of third-class people. How many corrupt politicians, chiefs (generals, admirals) who think they are great. And greatness lies only in the great squandering of the state and funds. There are a lot of Ivanov Vasilievichs now: Ah, Crimean volost !? Take it away! We have a lot of them! There are simply no normal words.
    1. alexdol
      alexdol 16 October 2012 19: 51
      +4
      Oleg147741 RU "Punish the innocent, reward the innocent! ..."
      Totally agree with you! It remains only to wonder why they give you "cons", well, apparently they will give me too ....
      1. crazyrom
        crazyrom 17 October 2012 18: 09
        +1
        Awarded like those involved this time, dead heroes ...
  3. UzRus
    UzRus 16 October 2012 10: 14
    0
    In fairness, it should be noted that during the period under review, in the current situation of tough confrontation between the nuclear powers, the load on combat vessels that went on campaigns two to three times during the year increased significantly. This naturally affected the technical condition of the ships operating at the limit of their capabilities. Moreover, the level of the repair base available at that time did not at all correspond to the serious tasks set for the fleet. - And cho, the Americans in that period went less than ours or what? Probably no less. And in general, some strange phrase. How can it be that the level of the repair base does not match? Is the submarine fleet a harvest of combine harvesters or something? This is the most complicated military equipment that ensures the security of the state. Is that a mess? Nobody knew about this? And the worst thing is that they had to pay for the lives of the guys. As always, the decisive factor is the courage and dedication of the crew. The monument needed to be put to the whole crew. In life.
    1. Delta
      Delta 16 October 2012 11: 11
      +3
      it was a mess. Therefore, crews were allowed into the sea, up to 30% formed from other boats. Anyhow to push the boat out according to plan, anyhow to report. Anyhow, the crew did not lose their linearity (as on the Kursk). The Americans went no less, they had more dough (or maybe they were crazy), so they did not replace professionals with conscripts, as we did on K-278. By the way, not everyone needs to put a monument there. The same dead Petrachkov is guilty of the accident, why thank him? A monument to Preminin was erected even in the States.
      1. UzRus
        UzRus 16 October 2012 11: 35
        0
        Hmm, well then there are no words ...
        And what do you think Petrachkov is guilty of, is it not very clear from the text?
        1. Delta
          Delta 16 October 2012 11: 53
          +4
          He did not take action in time, knowing about the presence of water in the missile silo (he was the commander of a missile warhead and at that moment was on duty in the central one). Finding that the annular gap of the missile silo is completely filled, and the missile itself is under pressure that is lethal for it, he began to drain the water that had got there from the emergency silo. It was necessary, after calmly thinking, to open the lid of the missile silo and wash the dangerous mixture overboard, which had already been done once by a submarine of the Northern Fleet from Yagelnaya Bay. Of course, both Petrachkov and Britanov would have paid with their careers for this, but the ship would have been saved. As a rocket scientist, Petrachkov could not help but know that only water separates the components of rocket fuel of different specific gravity, and he prepares an explosion, removing it. Then this officer fell into a stupor and watched the development of the accident, before turning off the alarm "water in the mine" so as not to draw attention to his mistakes.
          1. FREGATENKAPITAN
            FREGATENKAPITAN 17 October 2012 11: 04
            +1
            I would advise you to search on the net and find the St. Petersburg club of submarine veterans led by Kurdin (SEC with K-219) you will find out many interesting things how it really happened ...........
            1. Delta
              Delta 17 October 2012 11: 14
              +1
              Well, well, I would like to know a lot ... the same Briton, if he confirms the version of the collision, then refutes himself ... where is the truth?
          2. mine
            mine April 2 2017 18: 56
            0
            Quote: Delta
            what the Northern Fleet submarine from Yagelnaya Bay has already done once.

            and it is K-219 (first time)
      2. FREGATENKAPITAN
        FREGATENKAPITAN 17 October 2012 11: 00
        +2
        ...... they did not replace the professional sailors with military service, as we did on K-278 .............
        I would like more details ... where did such information come from ..
        On the contrary, we always had ... the officers often did not watch the three-shift, but four through four .......... the conscripts relied only on the third year of service (they were already pros in their field) sometimes they themselves ran to check whether the valve is open-closed correctly ........

        The accident occurred due to the leak of an oxidizing agent (fuel?) ..... which went to the mine .................. where does Petrachkov?
        I wonder what source you judge about the development of the accident ......
        1. Delta
          Delta 17 October 2012 11: 13
          +1
          Information on K-278 - from the deputy chief designer of the Plavnik project - Romanov.

          K-219 source - State Commission investigating the causes and circumstances of the disaster. Bring her findings or read?

          Watch the video attached to the article. There, non-members of the state commission talk about the fault of the rocket men. Of course, nobody takes it off the commander, but ....
      3. fomin
        fomin 28 March 2017 15: 59
        0
        Are you sure that the warhead-2 Petrachkov is guilty? What is your confidence based on? He is guilty of an accident no more than you, he was simply appointed the main culprit by finding fault with an empty formality. For the future, I advise you before you blame on the deceased person, go into all the details and do not quote the lines from Wikipedia, an article which is based on a fairy tale written by the former K-219 senior commander I.K. Kurdin and his American co-authors, who shouted at all -2 and blocked off the commander I. Britanov, who really drowned the boat and killed people who left him to die in the reactor compartment of the 21-year-old boy Premin, although he could be pulled to the account once, you know that even the bodies of the victims in the 4th compartment were thrown on the boat, so quickly tried to escape from there, and you say Petrachkov yes he timely command to leave the emergency compartment saved half the crew of the boat. The fact that you further "explain" about his "guilt" is bullshit that has no foundation.
        1. mine
          mine April 2 2017 18: 58
          +1
          Quote: fomin
          Are you sure that the warhead-2 Petrachkov is guilty? What is your confidence based on?

          although on the fact that the person whom you are trying to refute in the CASE knows what the COMMANDER OF THE COMBAT PART OF PL
    2. Che
      Che 17 October 2012 15: 18
      0
      UzRus,
      Gringo outnumbered them. Could shift to the ocean.
  4. Oleg14774
    Oleg14774 16 October 2012 10: 22
    +3
    I just don’t know what I would have done with Gorbachev, Yeltsin (sc .... died, pa ... la) Chubais if he had met one on one without the wise men and without their protection. In such situations, you begin to understand the Inquisitors!
    1. UzRus
      UzRus 16 October 2012 11: 21
      +1
      Well, why are you so bad about Yeltsin? It was a great democrat and statesman! As with him, Russia has become a great power! Have you noticed something?
    2. Alex
      Alex 27 December 2013 22: 15
      +2
      Quote: Oleg147741
      I just don’t know what I would have done with Gorbachev, Yeltsin (sc .... died, pa ... la) Chubais if he had met one on one without the wise men and without their protection.
      And the witnesses wouldn’t stop me. I’m afraid I won’t be able to cope with the security ... Although he would have gnawed at Gorbaty’s teeth.
  5. forward46
    forward46 16 October 2012 10: 34
    +4
    Personally familiar with Britanov - a heroic person and a very good person.
    1. Delta
      Delta 16 October 2012 11: 12
      +1
      If you know each other personally, please tell us how he thinks - was there a collision or not?
      1. Uncle
        Uncle 16 October 2012 13: 51
        +4
        Weak article, do you disagree? There are a few words about Preminin, but he was called the man who saved America. And not a word about how the Amer boat prevented the K219 from being pulled, how she cut the cable with her tail.
        1. Delta
          Delta 16 October 2012 13: 58
          0
          why don't you agree? I agree. But you can't say more about Preminin, except how exactly he died. I don’t think it’s necessary to tear people's hearts once again with details. He has done his duty. Any diver is ready for this (or should be ready) at any time. The American submarine MAY be involved in those events. Nobody has established that there was a collision. As far as I know, Britanov himself either confirmed the collision or denied it (from various sources). The scratch on the side COULD be from a collision, or it could be from a torn off cover of a missile silo, weighing several tons. No one claims that she tore the cable underwater. This is described in the book "Hostile Waters", but that is literature ...
          1. Uncle
            Uncle 16 October 2012 14: 55
            0
            I have a book, not "Hostile Waters", where the author talked with the captains, both ours and the amer's, and wrote about these conversations. I don't remember the name, but the book is at home. And on account of "tearing hearts", this is a feat, people should know about it.
            1. Delta
              Delta 16 October 2012 15: 06
              +2
              Well, it's useless to communicate with amerskie. What could they tell? something can only tell Vaughn Saskil - the commander of "Augusta", but he is silent.
        2. geo1286
          geo1286 17 October 2012 00: 55
          +1
          "Sixteen ballistic missiles, placed on board the submarine and having the shortest flight time, were ready to launch and strike at Detroit, Washington and San Francisco. This was a response to missile systems stationed in Germany, Turkey and the UK, restoring a kind of diabolical balance of cold confrontation. "
          After all, American missiles from Turkey were removed even under Khrushchev by President Kennedy after the "Caribbean crisis" .... Who is confusing: me or the author of the article?
          1. Delta
            Delta 17 October 2012 10: 44
            0
            the author does not quite confuse. The fact is that the development of this project began in the 58th year. So the goals were appropriate
          2. FREGATENKAPITAN
            FREGATENKAPITAN 17 October 2012 11: 07
            0
            Deployment of the Penrshing-2 Infantry Division in Europe ....... after Andropov came to power, he stopped convincing the United States and deployed the PKK SN near the American coast .............
    2. mine
      mine April 2 2017 18: 59
      0
      Quote: forvard46
      Personally familiar with Britanov - a heroic person and a very good person.

      then you are new to him
      the "darling" after him is not only reaching for K-219, but also for Yekaterinburg in general ...
  6. Delta
    Delta 16 October 2012 11: 19
    +4
    In 1974, the submarine was modernized according to project 667AU. After that, in its arsenal, the ship had 16 RSM-25 missiles with a firing range of about 3 thousand kilometers and 28 torpedoes, 20 of which were placed in the first compartment of the ship, and 8 in the tenth compartment.

    The author, at least sometimes it is necessary to think logically - on the submarine it is impossible to place torpedoes in the tenth (ninth, fifth, eighth) compartment. TA only in the first compartment (on this project) and it had torpedoes of 16 + 4 caliber 400. The tenth compartment is electromotive
    1. Delta
      Delta 16 October 2012 12: 12
      +1
      although no, sorry, they could still (in special cases) take additional torpedoes to the officer cabin. But again, not in compartment 10
      1. desava
        desava 16 October 2012 16: 36
        0
        Quote: Delta
        could (in special cases) take additional torpedoes to the officer cabin

        As I understand it, you did not write it in a sarcastic form. Was it really planned to place torpedoes in the wardroom ???
        1. Delta
          Delta 16 October 2012 16: 55
          0
          not sarcastic))) in a converted one - yes. I myself do not know how it looked in practice, but I saw it on the diagram. Truth on "beech" - on 667B
          1. FREGATENKAPITAN
            FREGATENKAPITAN 17 October 2012 11: 08
            0
            He served on K-279 667-b .. the first time I heard this ............
            1. Delta
              Delta 17 October 2012 11: 23
              +1
              taken from Wiki:

              "The main armament of Project 667A ships is the D-5 missile system, which includes 16 launchers with R-27 liquid-propellant ballistic missiles weighing 14.5 tons and a range of 2 km. Torpedo armament of the boats consists of 400 bow torpedo tubes, including 6 caliber 4 mm for firing anti-ship torpedoes and 533 caliber 2 mm for firing anti-submarine torpedoes The total ammunition load is 450 torpedoes, including two torpedoes with nuclear warheads. In special cases, additional torpedo ammunition can be taken into the premises of a converted officer cabin."

              and the scheme (figure eight on the scheme):
              1. desava
                desava 17 October 2012 13: 05
                0
                I wonder how the torpedoes were supposed to move from the second compartment to the first ...
                1. Delta
                  Delta 17 October 2012 13: 24
                  0
                  I say - he’s in shock))) but there is such information. Who knows, maybe this is a blunder (according to the type of their placement in the 10th compartment), or maybe they did somehow provide for 667 AU ....
                  1. Old_kapitan
                    Old_kapitan 23 October 2012 15: 16
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                    Vyacheslav, the one you quoted is a fake. This man has never been to 667AU. True, I served in the "beech", but I also visited the "azukh". So, the officer's wardroom located in the fifth missile compartment. I don’t think that for some reason they dragged him to the AU for the second one, and there’s nowhere to stick it there, believe me. Well and besides, 667 are strategists. Why do they need extra torpedo ammunition? It would be better if the author wrote that an additional missile ammunition was located there wink Technically, this is also insoluble, but it would sound cooler ...
                    1. Delta
                      Delta 23 October 2012 18: 36
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                      Yes, I understand that this is nonsense. But you would know who wrote such nonsense. It launched kp.p. Alikov. I do not know if he is known to you, but he is a former submarine commander. True, he was repeatedly noted by technical illiteracy, but this pearl of his was sold many times. These are our submarine commanders. And in the diagram, I personally decided that the spare in the second, well, there is an officer cabin company. It is clear that this is not so, and it would be so; moving them to the first opportunity would still not be
                      1. Old_kapitan
                        Old_kapitan 24 October 2012 08: 45
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                        Vyacheslav, in the diagram under the number 8 there are rack torpedoes and I don’t know which ram called them spare. But this circuit walks on the Internet, he was convinced. Shelf torpedoes are where they are supposed to be - in the first, torpedo compartment.
                        And about Apikov ... I don't know what kind of submarine commander he is, maybe he is like the commander of a regiment that fought on the Yak-9. At first I was surprised - like there were no regiments fully equipped with ninths, but I can't know everything. And then he met with the "regiment commander". By chance. It turned out to be a pimply journalist, 25 years old. He interviewed himself. Like this...
                        Well, about the submarine commanders. There was such a Baltin, I guess they heard. In 81, on K-447, ice packs were broken with us. And in times of publicity, I heard his interview. God, that he weaved! ...
                      2. Delta
                        Delta 24 October 2012 10: 43
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                        the funny thing is that just yesterday I just read one of Baltin's interviews about the Kursk)))) yeah, there are enough pearls
                  2. mine
                    mine April 2 2017 19: 00
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                    Quote: Delta
                    Well I say - he’s in shock))) but there is such information

                    including in LenKomovsky textbook on torpedo submarine complex
  7. understudy
    understudy 16 October 2012 12: 18
    +1
    Quote: UzRus
    was a great democrat


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  8. understudy
    understudy 16 October 2012 12: 56
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    Checking ... is the word "bunny" going through the filter?

    It doesn’t work ... sorry. The meaning is lost. laughing
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  10. Akuzenka
    Akuzenka 16 October 2012 13: 10
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    As through force, the author of the article writes good words about sailors. Muddy article. And our sailors anyway - HEROES !!!!
  11. Delta
    Delta 16 October 2012 16: 58
    +2
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  12. studentmati
    studentmati 17 October 2012 01: 06
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    GLORY TO THE HEROES!!! God will judge further!
  13. Argonaut
    Argonaut 17 October 2012 16: 26
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    Glory to the submariner heroes!
  14. Andriuha077
    Andriuha077 18 October 2012 00: 02
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  15. fomin
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