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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.


Gadzhievo, Northern Fleet


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.


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.


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


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


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


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