New Russian attack submarine class (Yasen) : with and without front boosting nuclear reactor

The Yasen attack submarine class carries various cruise missiles – it is being rolled out by the Russian navy. The class presents two separate designs :

yasen class 1.jpg

In the front of Pr885 version (the long one) there is a Russian heraldry – not in the short one (likely made for export) – and if need more proof : the additional nose on which the heraldry is put is called “amphora” – a system made for taking water in… it’s a nuclear reactor pumping water in during acceleration phases to demultiply submarine speed.

amphora.jpg

Read again this earlier blog post for many other examples.

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