Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Russia to revive the Soviet project of a giant torpedo

Russia has plans to revive project of development of super-power nuclear torpedoes, Shamil Aliyev, one of Russia’s leading specialist said in an interview with the RIA Novosti news agency.

According to the RIA Novosti, citing the to scientist, in Russia revise the idea of academician Andrei Sakharov to create a super-powerful torpedo with a nuclear warhead.

“Now there is a tendency to return to ideas that were not realized before. Now Sakharov’s views on the production of torpedoes 24 meters in length, 1.5 meters in diameter with a nuclear warhead and a range of 50 kilometers, are being re-examined, ” Shamil Aliyev said.


It is worth recalling that in the Soviet Union were a project of super torpedoes for used against naval bases in the United States, as well as to strike the city located on the coast. The explosion of a bomb could form a giant wave – a tsunami destroyed everything on the coast and even far away from the coastline.

Shamil Aliyev also noted that the idea in the USSR “was not realized because it did not work well, it was just that there was no money”.

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Colton Jones
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