#14608 Victor lll class submarine Sosnovy Bor (Pine Forest)
Victor III - Soviet Designation Project 671RTM Shchuka (Pike) nuclear-powered submarine - entered service in 1979, 25 or 26 were produced until 1991. Quieter than previous Soviet submarines, these ships had 2 tubes for launching SS-N-21 or SS-N-15 missiles and Type 53 torpedoes, plus another 4 tubes for launching SS-N-16 missiles and Type 65 torpedoes. 24 tube-launched weapons or 36 mines could be on-board. The Victor-III caused a minor furor in NATO intelligence agencies at its introduction because of the distinctive pod on the vertical stern-plane. Speculation immediately mounted that......learn moreNot Available Now
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