Akula Class Submarine (Акула) - TK 20 Severstal

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    Akula Class Submarine (NATO: Typhoon) - TK 20 Severstal

    This is a documentary, "Auf unsichtbarer Mission," (On an uncertain mission) on TK 20 Severstal in German with English subtitles.

    The Project 941 or Akula, Russian "Акула" ("Shark") class submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s.

    Source: Typhoon class submarine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    ТК stands for тяжелая крейсерская (tyazholaya kreyserskaya), meaning heavy cruiser. The number is the hull number.

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_TK-202
     
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    Typhoon submarine, the World's Largest Nuclear Submarine!

    Defence News - Typhoon submarine, the World's Largest Nuclear Submarine!

    Does size really matters when we talk about Submarines ?
     
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    Is this the same Akula that series that India is operating?
     
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    nope different this is about The Typhoon class submarine named Akula . the one we are operating is Akula Class Submarine named Nerpa aka INS Chakra 2
     
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    The Typhoon class submarine is ballistic missile submarine and Akula Class Submarine is attack submarine

    A ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), called a boomer by sailors. Is used for strategic deterrence. It goes to sea on a regular, scheduled basis, and hides, in case of a nuclear war. They operate with two crews, One crew takes it to sea while the other stays in port and they alternate.

    Attack submarine (SSN) does not carry strategic missiles. They do carry various weapons cruise missiles. SSN's are the hunter killers of the submarine world and go to sea for various lengths of time
     
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    Both Nuclear Ballistic missile submarines(SSBN: submersible-ship-ballistic missile-nuclear) and Nuclear Attack Submarines (SSN: submersible-ship-nuclear) are powered by nuclear reactors that's the similarity and is what the N means in SSBN and SSN.

    The difference is the primary function the two are designed to carry out.
    SSBN's are designed to launch nuclear weapons in the form of ballistic missiles and are typically part of a countries nuclear detterence.

    SSN's mean while have a slightingly more varied role are designed to hunt down and destroy both enemy attack and ballistic missiles submarines as well as surface ships using torpedoes or cruise missiles. They also have the ability to attack land targets by launching cruise missiles through their torpedo tubes.

    Examples of SSBN:
    US - Ohio class
    Russia - Delta and Typhoon class
    UK - Vanguard class

    Examples of SSN:
    US - Virginia class
    Russia - Akula class
    UK - Astute class
     
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    Typhoon Class is the world's biggest submarine ever made by the Soviet Union. It was specifically designed in case World War-3 broke out with NATO.
     
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    Not just Typhoon Class , Russia Currently holds 4 Biggest classes out of 10 in the World

    Typhoon Class
    Borei Class
    Delta Class
    Sierra Class

    and also India's Biggest Submarine Aluka Class is also a Russian Made, And Aluka Class is in seventh Place in the latest list

    Here is the List for World Biggest Submarines (2013)

    The world's biggest submarines - Naval Technology
     
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