3 Soviet Midget Submarine Triton

Soviet Midget Submarine Triton

Posted on November 4, 2013 by team


After the collapse of Nazi Germany Soviet army and engineers obtained many different samples of captured military and special equipment. One of them was a midget submarine Seehund which was especially interesting for the USSR, the country that had only had “underwater infantry” – soldiers dressed in immersion suits and walking over a seabed. When the war was over such special forces were disbanded for being useless.

Only in the 50s it was decided to recreate the special forces of naval reconnaissance and provide them with submarines of special construction that would let them reach the attack zone secretly and fast and deliver necessary loads there.

German midget Seehund subs were thoroughly examined by Soviet engineers who subsequently designed an adapted sub that passed all tests successfully.

Late 50s, “Sirena” – a two-seat vehicle for divers’ transportation.

The main project of the midget Soviet submarine, frogmen transporting vehicle – “Triton-2″.

A two-seat vehicle of “Triton-1M” type. The project was fully developed in 1969.

“Triton-1M” is a wet type midget sub intended for transportation of frogmen. It does not have a strong hull for a crew.

The hull is made from alumunium-magnesium alloy, instead of a motor it applies a propeller powered by a 3,4KW propulsion motor.

Delivery of the midget sub can be fulfilled by surface vessels of any displacement and by means of submarines. Besides it can be transported by any means of transportation – railway, automobile and even air ones.

The sub could be launched with an ordinary crane with lifting capacity of at least two tons. “Triton-1M” had been widely used until the late 80s when they mostly were discarded, some of them – sent to museums.

Several midget subs “Triton-1M” are still being used by the Northern Fleet of Russia. However being created so long ago they do not satisfy modern needs, so a new modernized variant of a midget sub was created and kept this designation – “Triton-1M”.

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3 Responses to “Soviet Midget Submarine Triton”

  1. javox says:

    i dont get the last pic, it say oct 19th 1945 but the one in black and white say same date, its how look like now? nice post by the way

  2. john says:

    good posting.great pic’s

  3. aok says:

    You make the vehicle mass, then sell in jakarta would sell. because jakarta often floods

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