Friday, 29 November 2019

Seen at Kronstadt: A Project 872 Kilo-class submarine

The Kilo-class diesel-powered attack submarines were built from 1980 until the mid-1990s, and are operated by the Russian Navy as well as eight foreign navies.

The class characteristics are:
  • Displacement: 2,300–2,350 tons (surfaced); 3,000-3,950 tons (submerged)
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 70.0 to 73.8m
    • Beam: 9.9m
    • Draft: 6.2m
  • Propulsion: 2 x 1000 kW Diesel generators powering 1 x 5,500 to 6,800 shp electric propulsion motor which drives a single propeller
  • Speed: 17 knots (surfaced); 20 knots (submerged)
  • Range: 6,000 to 7,500 nautical miles at 7 knots (using her snorkel); 400 nautical miles at 3 knots (submerged and using battery power only); 12.7 nautical miles at 21 knots (submerged and using battery power only)
  • Diving depth: 240m (operational); 300m (maximum)
  • Complement: 52
  • Armament: 6 x 533mm torpedo tubes with 18 torpedoes; 4 x Kalibr-PL launchers four launchers for individual anti-ship, anti-submarine and land attack cruise missiles; 24 mines; she can also carry lightweight, hand-held anti-aircraft missiles

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