Today, Naijauto.com presents you the Project 941 also known as the Akula which means Shark in Russia. This is the biggest submarine ever built on earth measuring 175m in length with 23m beam and 12m draught.
When the tension between the Soviet Union and the U.S.A rose to its climax in the 80s, the Soviet was ready for another World War and its best preparation must have been this giant, the Typhoon the name the NATO gave to it.
The submarine can populate 150 crews and cater to their lives in 120 days.
If this ever came into a war, its enemy would be holding great fears for its tranquility and stealth when moving in the sea (top speed of 31 mph~ 27 knots) while when it sails on the surface it can reach a top speed of 25.57 mph (22.22 knots).
Video: Russian Typhoon-class submarine " world's biggest submarine "
The submarine carries 20 RSM-52 SLBM ballistic missiles which can be fitted with 10 MIRV nuclear warheads, which can translate to a total devastation of a big city like New York.
The biggest submarine gets power from 2 nuclear water reactors, 2 50,000HP steam turbines, and 4 3,200kW turbogenerators, which is enough to generate a small city.
There are 6 units of the biggest submarine ever built but there’s only one now still in use by the Russian Navy, other submarines were replaced when a shorter and more powerful Borei class submarines in 2010.
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