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Russian Nuclear Submarine Emergency Module

Posted on November 10, 2014 by tim


Let’s kick start the week with something cool and never before seen. Like for example, did you know that some Russian submarines have an emergency capsule – a module where people can get in and it would eject and rush to the surface, saving the crew (or a part of the crew) and letting the big boat go sinking further down? If you didn’t know that, we have the photos from a recent testing of this thing. Let’s see..

I am not sure if the older submarines had this but these newer ones have, and here they test it. The submarine goes deep in the sea and then some crew members move into this thing and the submarine ejects it. It’s made in such a way that even when the submarine launches its emergency capsule there is no water breach in its place, so the submarine can sail further.

To imitate an emergency, they took a huge submarine that weighs over 13,000 tons and put it 40 meters deep mimicking it laying on the sea bottom with the engines off. Then they launched the capsule.

There were only five people in the module this time and the rest was just a dummy load which is used to pretend the full crew was there.

You can see the dummy load inside.

The interesting thing is that when the capsule gets ejected the submarine becomes proportionally lighter, so the crew that remained on the submarine had to quickly stabilize the submarine according to its new “weight”. In this photo you can see how cold it is outside – there is ice on the rails on the left.

I didn’t know that they have this system.  It looks a little like a sci-fi movie where they eject capsules from the larger space ships. Now it is a reality in submarines too.

Hope you liked it!

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4 Responses to “Russian Nuclear Submarine Emergency Module”

  1. Vijay says:

    Informative. Thanks :)

  2. Raf says:

    Simon, Komsomolets a bit different story.

  3. Alain says:

    English Russia(n Army) of day, part 1…

  4. MAXDMG says:

    Michman Slusarenko save his live from depth more then one kilometer on komsomolets capsule. It real works.

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