Submarine B-396 is one of the most popular Moscow museums, but this photo story will not repeat what has already been shown or told.
The diesel-electric submarine B-396 “Novosibirsk Komsomolets” was built in 1980 to be used as part of the Northern Fleet and sail to the Mediterranean Sea, North and South Atlantic, western coast of Africa, in the Barents and Norwegian Seas. The submarine was decommissioned in 1998 and exhibited in the Naval museum in 2006.
That very naval museum is located in the park “Severnoye Tushino” of Moscow.
The ekranoplan “Orlyonok” is another exhibit of the museum, as well as an air-assault cushion craft D-357 “Skat” (“Ray”).
Maybe this screw belongs to the submarine.
In winter its stairs are too slippery and nobody is actually allowed inside…
Six torpedo-tubes are fully preserved in the first compartment.
Immersion suits are required for emergency situations when divers need to exit through the torpedo-tubes.
The quick loading device for the torpedoes.
Torpedo loading device.
This device drops an anchor.
Hatches between the compartments are kept closed.
Internal telephone connection.
Communication by tapping can be used as well.
Living compartment. There is a battery compartment under it.
The state cabin may turn into an operating room, if necessary.
Two rooms with hermetic doors.
The first one is an isolation ward.
The second one is a latrine.
The third compartment is used for a control center.
Mine searching station.
Torpedo control station.
Ballast control panel.
The communications room.
Radio detection center.
Cables are stretching from one compartment to another.
Here is the place where all the cables are cut. You may see how diverse they are.
The fourth compartment was a living one, but later it was re-equipped into an exhibition hall devoted to the history of submarine development.
Living compartment at 1:40 scale.
Diesel engine on one side.
The sixth electric compartment, from here they control the driving motors.
Below is the motor of the port side.
In the center are machined telegraphs connected with those from the command bridge. The big wheel was used to control the motor power.