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2 Manned Submersibles Mir 1 and Mir 2

Manned Submersibles Mir 1 and Mir 2

Posted on January 27, 2014 by team


“Mir” is a series of the Russian scientific and research manned submersibles intended for oceanographic research and rescue operations. Few people know that they were built in Finland for the USSR.

The max. depth of submersion of “Mir” is 6 km. The submersibles are based on board of the Finnish vessel “Academician Mstislav Keldysh”.

“Mir-1″ and “Mir-2″ were built in Finland in 1987 by the company “Rauma‑Repola”. The total capacity of the “Mir” batteries is 100 kW/h, it is enough for operating underwater for 17-20 hours. Besides it enables to install a huge complex of scientific and navigational equipment on both sumersibles.

Submerged speed of “Mir” is 5 knots. It has a 1,5 m3 water ballast whose plastic capacities are filled with seawater and when the submersible rises to surface they are blown with compressed air.

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2 Responses to “Manned Submersibles Mir 1 and Mir 2”

  1. MR says:

    Apparently USA did not think Finland had capability to build these spheres and did not react. When Finnish factory Rauma-Repola delivered these 2 hi-tech balls to soviets USA threatened to put Finland under embargo if they made more of them. Third and the last ball is a tourist attraction in “Suomen Valimomuseo” (Finnish foundry museum) in Karkkila.

  2. MAXDMG says:

    In the world only 6 such aircraft only Russia has 2) As only they can work in tandem with each other) Thanks to them were examined in the Titanic and Bismarck, and many more they work, the ocean is vast?

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