Six 100-ton nuclear warheads on board
This is Putin’s new “Doomsday” submarine
The dimensions of Russia’s new submarine “K-329 Belgorod” are enormous. Now the warship is officially underway on behalf of the Navy.
Published: 7:40 pm
Updated: 59 minutes ago
Russia’s new mega-submarine has been around for days. The mysterious K-329 Belgorod was handed over to the Russian Navy – officially for research purposes. But there’s more behind it: the K-329 is the world’s largest nuclear-powered submarine.
The dimensions of the submarine are staggering. According to US marine expert HI Sutton on Twitter, the vessel is said to be 184 meters long. He writes that it will become the longest submarine world”. Unlike earlier Russian-built submarines, it was to be used for specialized missions at greater depths.
Six 100 ton torpedoes
Additionally, as Russia claims, the boat should not be used for research purposes. In contrast, the K-329 is a battleship submarine of enormous dimensions. The submarine will be 184 meters long, 15 to 18 meters wide and nine meters high. Once submerged, Sutton says, it can remain submerged for up to four weeks without surfacing in between.
Six giant Poseidon nuclear torpedoes, each 24 meters long and weighing 100 tons, will be carried and launched on board. According to Sutton, torpedoes would be used as a “retaliatory weapon” if Russia were to be attacked with a nuclear weapon.
Created over ten years
The stealth weapon can be equipped with nuclear warheads and has a range of up to 10,000 kilometers. Last November, then US President Donald Trump (74), Christopher A. Ford (53), the Under Secretary for International Security, said Poseidon was designed. “Radioactive Tsunamis to Swamp US Coastal Cities”.
Russia itself also fired the propaganda machine around the Poseidon torpedoes. For example, an expert on Russian state television said that if a Poseidon torpedo hit Great Britain, the country would suffer an attack. “A 500 meter high radiation wave” flood Western experts characterized this idea as unrealistic.
According to internal information, K-329 Belgorod was developed, built and tested for ten years. In 2019, the submarine was tested in water for the first time, and since June 2021 the submarine is undergoing sea trials. Now the K-329, referred to by experts as the “doomsday weapon,” is officially on its way. However, experts now consider it unlikely that it will play a role in the war in Ukraine. (jis)
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