“Shark” Submarine: When Size Matters!

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

Submarines of project 941 “Shark” are known in the whole world as the biggest ones. They are often called “sea whales”, but you cannot imagine how big they are until you see it close. Let’s compare them to other huge objects.

The length of the submarine is 173 meters! It’s like a 50-storey building sailing under the water!

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

This is a football field for international matches. Its average length is 105 meters.

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

This is how the field would look like next to “Shark”!

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

And this is the biggest aircraft in the world – AN-225.

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

However, 84-meter long AN-225 is actually twice shorter than the sea predator…

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

There are many submarines in Russia. Many of them are impressively big. But “Akula” has no rivals.

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

Do you see those black objects under the red arrow? These are screws of “Shark”.

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

Let’s see them closer… They are not so small, in fact.

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

The submarine is impressive inside too. These are special compartments for ballistic missiles R-39.

One missile like that weighs 90 tons, its height is more than 17 meters.

The submarine has 20 missile pits like these ones!

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

As a rule, the major part of the submarine is hidden from our eyes. It usually submerges to that white stripe shown on the photo.

In other words, we see only 1/3 of the entire vehicle.

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

The width of “Shark” submarine is 23 meters, its height – 25 meters. It’s a 8-storey building!

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

Look at this photo…

"Shark" Submarine: When Size Matters!

This is how they look from afar!

Do you see now how big this submarine is?

 

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