Project 671 'Yorsh' (Ruffe, NATO: VICTOR I) Nuclear Attack Submarine

Project 671 'Yorsh' (Ruffe, NATO: VICTOR I) Nuclear Attack Submarine

Lazarus S.
Designed starting in 1959 by SKB-143/Malachite design bureau, the VICTOR I entered service around 1967/68. The Yorsh( Eurasian Pope, or Ruffe, a perch) was of Albacore hull form, though double hulled- a casing around the pressure hull, with various equipment's in the void spaces. Intended as a fleet attack boat, Victors were tasked with protecting soviet surface task groups and boomers, as well as hunting western SSBN's. Armed with a mix of 24 type 53 torpedo's and SS-N- 15 cruise missiles, or up to 48 sea mines. A definite improvement over the preceding November class SSN, Victor's were still noisier than their NATO counterparts due to flow noise from the double hull limber holes. The VM-4P reactor and engineering plant was a big step up in reliability, with a higher power density than equivalent western PWR's, but prone to high levels of pump noise and vibration. Some cleanup of redundant crap, back faces aced, texture update. #Attack_boat #boat #navy #Nuclear_submarine #ship #Soviet_Navy #SSN #Submarine #warship
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