Resources on Russian Nuclear Submarines
The Kursk is a Russian Project 949A Antey-class [NATO Name "Oscar II"] nuclear-powered guided missile submarine (SSGN).
DIMENSIONS: 154m by 18.2m (20.1 over stern planes) by 9.2m.
WEIGHT: 14,700 tons surfaced, 19,400 tons submerged.
POWER PLANT: 2 OK-650B pressurized water reactors, 190 Mw each; 2 sets Type OK-9 steam turbines
HULL SYSTEMS: The Kursk is a double-hulled submarine, with 3.5m between the two hulls. Maximum operational divind depth is 600m. There are 10 watertight compartments within the pressure hull. Crew amenities reportedly include a gymnasium, solarium, swimming pool, and sauna.
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