Description: The Project 667B (Delta Class NATO designation) is the second generation of Project 667A (Yankee Class NATO designation) strategic submarines of which 34 units were produced with the first boat entering service in 1967. Their nuclear propulsion provides outstanding performance over conventionally-powered submarines as well as longer endurance while submerged. The first Project 667B boat was commissioned in 1973 and since then 43 boats were commissioned for the Russian/Soviet Navy.
The Project 667BD, Murena-M Soviet designation and Delta II NATO designation, was developed to increase the number of ballistic missiles carried by the Soviet submarines from 12 to 16. The first Delta II submarine entered service in 1975 followed by three additional boats adding up to four submarines. The submarine is armed with 16 R-29D SLBMs, four 533mm torpedo tubes and two 400mm torpedo tubes. All of these ships have been decommissioned as of January 2004.
Project 667BD Specifications
Number of Ballistic Missiles: 16
Torpedo Tubes: 6 Dimensions Length: 155 meter (509 foot) Power Power: 55,000 shp (41 MW) Speed Top Speed Submerged: 12.4 mps (24.1 knot) Weight Displacement Submerged: 13,000 ton
Displacement Surfaced: 10,500 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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