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Russia to revive the Soviet project of a giant torpedo

Discussion in 'Naval Warfare' started by The SC, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. The SC


    Feb 13, 2012
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    Russia has plans to revive project of development of super-power nuclear torpedoes, Shamil Aliyev, one of Russia’s leading specialist said in an interview with the RIA Novosti news agency.

    According to theRIA Novosti, citing the to scientist, in Russia revise the idea of academician Andrei Sakharov to create a super-powerful torpedo with a nuclear warhead.

    “Now there is a tendency to return to ideas that were not realized before. Now Sakharov’s views on the production of torpedoes 24 meters in length, 1.5 meters in diameter with a nuclear warhead and a range of 50 kilometers, are being re-examined, ” Shamil Aliyev said.
    It is worth recalling that in the Soviet Union were a project of super torpedoes for used against naval bases in the United States, as well as to strike the city located on the coast. The explosion of a bomb could form a giant wave – a tsunami destroyed everything on the coast and even far away from the coastline.

    Shamil Aliyev also noted that the idea in the USSR “was not realized because it did not work well, it was just that there was no money”.


    If the Russian expert Shamil Aliev Had spoken about 24 meters long, the unmanned submarine status-6 is in the precise specifications of the nuclear torpedo and its specifications are:

    Diameter :1,6m
    Weight:TBC heavy and negatively buoyant
    Speed:185 log. 100 kt
    Endurance :10,000 km
    Max operating depth:1000 m
    Cerw :unmanned
    Warhead:Nuclear with cobalt shell
    Payload :100 Megatons
    Power plant :1*nuclear reactor driving a pumpjet
    Sensors:long range internal guidance possibility with external update/abort obstacle avoidance sensor

    The core of the nuclear torpedo remains the creation of a giant tsunami, and this is what a former Russian army officer under the pseudonym Victor Baranets, told the Daily Telegraph that Moscow has a weapon capable of creating a giant tsunami. He said in an interview with the newspaper Komsomolskaïa Pravda that Americans have the ability to transport Heavy equipment like war planes and fighters to the Russian border, but Moscow is operating in silence near the US beaches and able to wipe out cities such as New York and Miami by creating a nuclear explosion through torpedo to reach waves of 400-500 meters high and 500 kilometers span..

    For general knowledge..The US had a similar project called "Project Seal" since WW2:

  2. شاھین میزایل

    شاھین میزایل SENIOR MEMBER

    Jan 11, 2017
    +4 / 5,120 / -3
    United Kingdom
    100 megaton.. Hmmmmm