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10 Awesome and Unique Russian Atomic Icebreaking Fleet

Awesome and Unique Russian Atomic Icebreaking Fleet

Posted on November 28, 2014 by tim

Those are hydraulics used in the steering of the ship. 

The movie theater inside of the ship.

The captain’s assistant office.  Ships spend an average of 2-3 months at a time on the open seas. The crew is 100 people. 

Another ship called “Taimir”.

This one is interesting, in that it was built in Finland for a Soviet Union order. However, the nuclear power plant was of course Soviet and also the Soviet Union supplied special steel to be used during the shipbuilding.

Now it has been standing in the dock for a while. 

This giant is equipped with a pneumatic system that allows it to raise the front or the back of the ship above the ice level and then hammer it down, crushing the ice. Also, it can move itself from side to side to help crush the ice, too. 

It’s speed on average is 33.3 km/h

The propellers are being serviced.

Just look at the kind of screws they use. Each propeller blade uses nine such screws to be mounted.  

Another ship. The “Lenin”. It was the first one! Finished back in 1957. It served for 31 years and in 1990 was docked here. Now it’s a museum.

This is where the nuclear power plant was on the “Lenin”. Now is being checked for radiation.

Workplace of the captain.

Its main staircase.

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10 Responses to “Awesome and Unique Russian Atomic Icebreaking Fleet”

  1. Lumin97 says:

    Windows XP!

    • Alain says:

      Don’t change it if it ain’t broken…

      On one of my app, I use a virtual machine with an even older OS (disconnected from the net)

  2. Vijay says:

    Great learning experience, thanks for sharing.

  3. john says:

    Great photos, and very interesting.

  4. RB says:

    Very interesting as always Ty for letting us see how they work. I have a question about history of soviet radar from long time ago. I heard that when Russia was installing the first computer radar system to watch for US missiles and bombers,the head guy said all of a sudden the screens and alarms started to go off and he was under orders to attack if this is the case. He went on to say his gut told him it was a false alarm so he didn’t sound alarm. He said if he had followed orders he would of had to launch missiles but it was just a computer glitch,is this true?

  5. Bob says:

    can i get a confirmation on the Sovietski Soyuz being able to turn into a battleship couse i call bs.

    • James says:

      Why call BS? She has 2 reactors, plenty to power any radars and combat equipment. She already has a helipad and hanger. There are 5 crane mountings that could be re-appropriated for weapons systems and plenty of space inside for supplies.

  6. Pom2Ter says:

    These icebreakers are so beautiful. They show you the strength it takes to challenge nature.

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