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K-335 Gepard


K-335 Gepard. Photo by O. Alekseev (submarines.narod.ru)

K-335 Gepard is a Project 971M Schuka-B 3rd generation nuclear-powered attack submarine. She represents the main project of Russian attack submarines.

REGISTRATION

Gadzhievo, Northern Fleet

CONSTRUCTION, NAME

The sub was laid down on September 23, 1991 at Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk; obtained the name of Gepard on February 22, 1993; launched on September 17, 1999; commissioned in January 2002.

MILESTONES

On December 4, 1997 the sub inherited Guard flag from K-22 submarine.

In 2004 the sub was ranked as Northern Fleet's best ship in winter training period.

According to Vlast magazine, the sub was under repair as of 2007.

PERFORMANCE

NATO classification: Akula-III
Surface speed: 11.6 knots
Submerged speed: 33 knots
Operating depth: 480 meters
Test depth: 600 meters
Endurance: 100 days
Crew: 73 men

DIMENSIONS

Surface displacement: 8,140 tons
Submerged displacement: 12,770 tons
Extreme length (at design waterline): 110.3 meters
Extreme beam: 13.6 meters
Mean draft (at design waterline): 9.7 meters

PROPULSION

Thermal nuclear reactor OK-650M (190 mW)
2 x 410 shp auxiliary motors
2 x 750 shp diesel generators DG-300

ARMAMENT

4 x 650-mm torpedo tubes (12 torpedoes)
4 x 533-mm torpedo tubes (28 torpedoes)
Rocket torpedoes
RK-55 Granat cruise missiles
3 launchers of MANPADS Strela-3M