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Soviet Designation 941 Akula
Development began December 1973
Design Bureau Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering "Rubin"
Chief designer S.H. Kovalev
Builders Nr. 402 Severodvinsk
Construction and Outfit March 1977-September 1989
Service time December 1981-
Number of ships 6
Armament D-19 launch system with
20 R-39 missiles
2-650mm torpedo tubes
4-533mm torpedo tubes
Power Plant 2 pressurized water reactors, 190 MW each
2 steam turbines, 50.000 hp each
Propellers 2×7 blade fixed-pitch shrouded
Length 170-172 meters
Beam 23-23.3 meters
Draft 11-11.5 meters
Displacement 23,200-24,500 tons Surfaced
33,800-48,000 tons Submerged
Maximum diving depth 500 meters
Speed 12-16 knots Surface
25-27 knots Submerged
Crew 150 men (50 officers)
Endurance 90-120 days