All Russian submarines in one infographics
According to the new infographics, the Russian submarine fleet has 72 submarines, which is one more than the US Navy. In it, all Russian submarines are divided into types, for example, nuclear, diesel-electric, in the form of weapons (armed with cruise or ballistic missiles), as well as boats for special missions.
The upper part of the infographics is occupied by the newest submarines with ballistic missiles of the Borey project. They are equipped with 16 ballistic missiles “Bulava” with six warheads each with a capacity of 150 kilotons and a range of damage of about 10,000 km. It is planned to build eight nuclear submarines of this type. Also included in this group are nuclear submarines, named after the NATO Delta III / IV classification, armed with Sineva missiles and the world’s largest submarine Dmitry Donskoy of the Typhoon project, which now serves as a testing platform.
Then there are 8 large ANTEI nuclear submarines (according to NATO classification Oscar II) 152 meters long and displacement 24000 tons. They are equipped with 24 anti-ship missiles P-700 Granit, designed to destroy aircraft carriers.
Unlike the US Navy, the Russian Navy has not only nuclear, but also diesel-electric submarines. It is more than 20 multi-purpose submarines and a submarine of the “Lada” type. Multipurpose diesel-electric boats are based primarily in the Black and Mediterranean seas.
There are a lot of special submarines in the Russian Navy. So boats like Delta III / IV can be used as “queens” to transport mini-submarines for special missions, in particular, deep-sea engineering work.
The experimental diesel-electric submarine B-90 Sarov, intended for delivery of deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicles – the elusive torpedoes of the apocalypse known as the Status-6 with a nuclear installation, capable of destroying enemy strategic objects, occupies a special place in this list.