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Posted: 9/29/2011 7:55:16 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:03:15 AM EST by NorCal_LEO]
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:03:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Some neat pics inside a mothballed Soviet missile sub. Man, they really didn't splurge on the decor.

http://i56.tinypic.com/21ayh38.jpg

http://igor113.livejournal.com/27205.html (In Russian)
Looks survivable. Maybe.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:09:55 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:13:31 AM EST by Vaux]
I wonder how much those pictures would have been worth 25 years ago.

ETA: What's the deal with that little model submarine on what looks like broken styrofoam? Near the bottom, just above the picture of the head.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:15:47 AM EST
Zinc chromate green is popular the world over.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:16:15 AM EST
About the first half of those pics are not "inside" the sub. They are in the free-flooding superstructure around the hull. And yes, that is a picture of a "swimming pool" in there.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:19:54 AM EST

Its very cold in this thread.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:20:35 AM EST
Originally Posted By Screechjet1:

Its very cold in this thread.


Wait for the Cesium to warm you up.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:21:23 AM EST
We should steal one, fix it up to be a big drone, sink a Chinese ship and grab some popcorn.


2 birds, one stone.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:27:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:27:14 AM EST by DK-Prof]
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:27:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:28:05 AM EST by Screechjet1]
Originally Posted By DzlBenz:
Originally Posted By Screechjet1:

Its very cold in this thread.


Wait for the Cesium to warm you up.


Not sure if serious!

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:27:46 AM EST
Looks like the inside of Site Staff's CommCenter of Solitude










hmmm, any fuel left?





Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:28:08 AM EST
Originally Posted By subcomunic8r:
About the first half of those pics are not "inside" the sub. They are in the free-flooding superstructure around the hull. And yes, that is a picture of a "swimming pool" in there.


Hence the rust?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:30:34 AM EST
Pretty cool. Here's the Google Translate link for a rough idea of the Russian:

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Figor113.livejournal.com%2F27205.html
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:31:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:33:45 AM EST by USMCTanker]
Typhoon class? Looks like an SSBN

ETA: Well no shit-the first post said "missile sub". I are dumb

I thought the head looked inviting.



Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:34:02 AM EST
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Big sub.


Big son of a bitch!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:37:02 AM EST
Pictures like these and the series on the mothballed Ekranoplan make me really want to take a trip to Russia and tour these mothballed Soviet era military vehicles/vessels.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:37:58 AM EST
Note to self:

Do not hire Russian welders!



Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:38:11 AM EST
Neat!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:38:40 AM EST
Bet arfcom GD could pull enough $ together to buy one.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:40:04 AM EST
Big differences in creature comforts compared to ours. I'll stick with our subs.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:40:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
Pictures like these and the series on the mothballed Ekranoplan make me really want to take a trip to Russia and tour these mothballed Soviet era military vehicles/vessels.


+1
Or to bring them here and put in a museum.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:40:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By Screechjet1:

Its very cold in this thread.

...Cold. And Hard.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:41:02 AM EST

Originally Posted By RaisedByWolves:
Note to self:

Do not hire Russian welders!



http://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/001f50c2

You noticed that too.

Dimitriski! Your weld is shit! Da, but I can put some more on!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:41:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By RaisedByWolves:
Note to self:

Do not hire Russian welders!



http://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/001f50c2


I've seen a lot worse.

For a 4+ pass weld, it's not bad.

Not real pretty, but I'll bet you it'd pass x-ray.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:41:27 AM EST
Originally Posted By Doucheatron3000:
Pictures like these and the series on the mothballed Ekranoplan make me really want to take a trip to Russia and tour these mothballed Soviet era military vehicles/vessels.


In the 70's, there were a lot of abandoned Nike missile sites and stuff scattered around the US that were not much different. Not on the scale of this sub, but the same general idea - stuff that just got obsolete and was left to rust & decay.

EPA regs declared anything and everything (and probably everybody) HAZMAT plus a few lawsuits from people that fvcked themselves up exploring led to hasty clean-ups of the cool places.

Nowadays, exploration of abandoned facilities is a lot more risky - we didn't have to worry about needles and crap smeared everywhere way back when. I wouldn't touch any urban areas - some places way, way in the sticks are still worth poking around.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:43:29 AM EST
Red October's looking pretty sad these days.

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Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:44:25 AM EST
More tea anyone?
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:45:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:45:58 AM EST by DSRV]
They may have been a formidable weapons platform, but they look like death traps.

IMO, all submariners are exceptionally brave sailors.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:47:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:49:36 AM EST by Dog1]
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:48:59 AM EST
Tag for home
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:01:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By DSRV:
They may have been a formidable weapons platform, but they look like death traps.

IMO, all submariners are exceptionally brave sailors.



Especially Soviets they couldn't give a fuck if the sailors came home.

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Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:07:30 AM EST
Comrade! You will accept verily increased cancer from radiation, for mother Russia!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:09:26 AM EST
In Soviet Union moth ball you.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:09:35 AM EST


Good movie, but it is funny to hear a "Russian" Sub commander speak English with a Scottish accent.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:16:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:22:37 AM EST
Very cool
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:24:08 AM EST
Wow...it's the Russian Cheech Marin!

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:25:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Star_Scream:
Originally Posted By DSRV:
They may have been a formidable weapons platform, but they look like death traps.

IMO, all submariners are exceptionally brave sailors.



Especially Soviets they couldn't give a fuck if the sailors came home.

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The families of the Kursk sailors and several other Russian / Soviet subs would agree.





Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:45:30 AM EST
Agggh, the flashbacks!!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:02:29 AM EST
Originally Posted By Lootie23:
Agggh, the flashbacks!!


Get mine about weekly. Nothing like the smell of diesel fuel and amine.

"The smell, you know that submarine smell, the whole boat. Smelled like [sniffing, pondering] victory."

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:09:57 AM EST
I think I need a tetanus shot from looking at that.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:16:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By subcomunic8r:
Originally Posted By Lootie23:
Agggh, the flashbacks!!


Get mine about weekly. Nothing like the smell of diesel fuel and amine.

"The smell, you know that submarine smell, the whole boat. Smelled like [sniffing, pondering] victory."

I thought the air smelled and tasted like the ice from a freezer wall. It only took a few
minutes and you were used to it and couldn't smell it. When you unpacked your seabag
back at home the memories were refreshed.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:17:45 AM EST
Wow, what a shit detail that must have been.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:22:20 AM EST
Originally Posted By ThePitbullofLove:
Wow...it's the Russian Cheech Marin!

http://pics.livejournal.com/igor113/pic/001df01h


No, that's the Mexican dude running the whore house in Way of the Gun.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:22:46 AM EST
Nuclear subs are one of the most complicated things that humans have ever built, if not THE single most complicated thing. An aircraft carrier would probably win the title, but only because of sheer mass and volume of "complicated".

I'm amazed that all that crap works, and I've had my hands in technical stuff my whole life. I have a frame of reference for what "complicated" and "MTBF" mean.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:24:42 AM EST
Why were we ever afraid of the Soviets? Sure, they had a big Army/Navy/Air Force, but all their equipment was at least 20 years behind ours and most of it was absolute garbage that was more dangerous to the operator than the enemy.


Nevermind me, I just miss the cold war. Things were simpler then.


Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:28:05 AM EST


those handles remind me of AK-74 magazines.....





Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:31:26 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:32:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By leatherpuke:
Why were we ever afraid of the Soviets? Sure, they had a big Army/Navy/Air Force, but all their equipment was at least 20 years behind ours and most of it was absolute garbage that was more dangerous to the operator than the enemy.


Nevermind me, I just miss the cold war. Things were simpler then.



Yeah we had someone to hate and fear but in reality numbers was their plans they were backwards savages.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:33:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Old_Painless:
My best friend was a Nuke Submariner in the USN, and was a Chief Petty Officer. He has told me that those old Russian subs were death traps, and leaked radiation so badly that the average time on their boat was 6 months or less, as a sailor would get his life-time limit of radiation in that short time.

Very interesting pics.





Sounds like a lot of training invested for just 6 months on duty

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:34:46 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 10:43:23 AM EST by IHC53]
In Russia, the sub mothballs YOU!

Edit to add:

A member of the Village People?
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