Typhoon walkabout

#5
It would be just my luck to finish my BSQ and get SMERPed to the next one. Was that a viewing gallery in what looked like the bomb shop?
 
#6
The Scratchers party has some work to catch up on. But you could always relax in the spa after a hard days chipping and scraping. :wink:
 
#13
Having chased the buggers around the oceans often enough, it was brilliant to be able to see inside one. I had heard a buzz about the swimming pool, but thought it was just a dit!

I thought a lot of the workmanship was a bit poor and the basic steel used during cnstruction must have been pretty poor quality, check out all the corrosion!

When is the next open day?
 
#14
There was a "Plunge Pool" onboard those
gi-naggerous beasts, although why anyone
would want to go for a swim when coming off
watch is beyond me.

Even with the break up of the U.S.S.R. and
Cold War Endex oh so many years ago, it's
still a bit sad to see these Armageddon machines
in such a God awful state.

At least we had something to do....chasing these
(and all the other classes of boats) around the
places we never went to...ever.

Happy days, striving endlessly to prevent Total
Thermo-nuclear warfare and the complete destruction
of the planet.

Still, there's always the RPG wielding pirate Fuzzy-Wuzzies
to keep the might of the R.N. in gainful employment.
 
#15
Ex-Skimmer\Target speaking:

BNM, so if "we" chased around these buggers then did\do "they" chase around ours? So how can our bombers be found? I thought they were very good at not being detected (apart from another Bomber (French in this case :) ))

I see that the Typhoon's replacement (The Borey class) has a crew of 107, of which 55 are officers. A little top heavy me thinks. Do they not trust their ratings?
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
#16
"There was a "Plunge Pool" onboard those
gi-naggerous beasts, although why anyone
would want to go for a swim when coming off
watch is beyond me."

The Russians plannned that in the event of war, these boats would go to sea for a year, and then fire their missiles as a 3rd strike weapon a year after the war was 'over'. The intent was to totally scupper western rebuilding chances. They were designed for very long periods at sea - hence the gym and pool.
 
#17
Purple_twiglet said:
The Russians plannned that in the event of war, these boats would go to sea for a year, and then fire their missiles as a 3rd strike weapon a year after the war was 'over'. The intent was to totally scupper western rebuilding chances. They were designed for very long periods at sea - hence the gym and pool.



PT

Do we have any references or written statements for that bit of info?


Nutty
 
#18
Nutty said:
Purple_twiglet said:
The Russians plannned that in the event of war, these boats would go to sea for a year, and then fire their missiles as a 3rd strike weapon a year after the war was 'over'. The intent was to totally scupper western rebuilding chances. They were designed for very long periods at sea - hence the gym and pool.



PT

Do we have any references or written statements for that bit of info?


Nutty

Think a gym & a pool would be better off being replaced
by a load more food, toilet paper and other logistics that
would have been required to last at least 1 year (without
any replenishment?) at sea......
More info on Ballistic patrols (updated in 2007):-

http://www.nukestrat.com/russia/subpatrols.htm
 
#19
B N M

I must agree that most SSBN's did a max of about 100 day patrols. The mental and logistical problems of keeping a boat at sea for 12 months when by then most would know they had no Port to return to seem rather far fetched to me That is why I asked if there were any references for the statement.

We still await


Nutty
 
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