The Typhoon class submarine is a ballistic missile-carrying, nuclear-powered submarine (SSBN) deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a displacement of up to 48,000 tons, the Typhoon is the largest submarine class ever built. The name stems from the use of the word "typhoon" (тайфун) by Leonid Brezhnev in a 1974 speech while describing a new type of nuclear ballistic missile submarine. The Typhoon class was developed under Project 941 as the Russian Akula class (the Russian word for shark, although NATO uses the name Akula to designate the Russian Project 971 Щука-Б Shchuka-B class subs). ...more on Wikipedia about "Typhoon class submarine"
The Victor class is the general NATO classification for a type of nuclear-powered submarine that was originally put into service by the Soviet Union around 1967. In the USSR, they were produced under Project 671. Victor-class subs featured a teardrop shape, which allowed them to travel at high speed. These vessels were primarily designed to protect Soviet surface fleets and to attack American ballistic missile subs, should the need ever arise. ...more on Wikipedia about "Victor class submarine"
Whiskey class submarines (locally known as project 613, 644, and 665) are a class of military submarines that the Soviet Union built in the cold war period. The design was a less capable version of the German Type XXI U-boat of the World War II era. ...more on Wikipedia about "Whiskey class submarine"
The Yankee class is the general NATO classification for a type of nuclear-powered submarine that was originally constructed by the Soviet Union around 1968. In the USSR, they were produced under Project 667. The 24 of them built at Severodvinsk for the Northern Fleet were known as the Navaga (" cod") class, while the remaining 10 built in Komsomolsk-na-Amur for the Pacific Fleet were the Nalim (" burbot") class. Though K-137 Leninets was the first Navaga to enter service, Soviet (and Russian) ship classes are not named for their " lead ships." ...more on Wikipedia about "Yankee class submarine"
The Soviet Navy's Project 611, also known by their NATO reporting name of Zulu class, were designed as attack submarines, but six were converted to become the world's first ballistic missile submarines, one armed with a single F-11FM Scud missile and five others with two Scuds each. The missiles were too long to be contained in the boat's hull, and extended into the enlarged sail. Soviet submarine B-67 successfully launched a missile on 16 September 1955. ...more on Wikipedia about "Zulu class submarine"
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