No 8. Victor III Class – Soviet Union
|Range||Refueling after 30 years|
|Weapons carried||2 x SS-N-15 ‘Starfish’ anti-submarine missiles, plus 2 x SS-N-21 ‘Sampson’ cruise missiles or 2 x SS-N-16 ‘Stalion’ missiles2 x 650-mm and 6 x 533-mm bow tubes (two 533-mm tubes with 406-mm liners). 6 x 650-mm torpedoes an up to 18 x 533-mmOR
36 ground mines in place of torpedoes
These vessels were designed to protect the Soviet surface fleets and attack American submarines. This class was featured in the James bond movie The World is not Enough.
No 7. Sierra Class – Soviet Union
|Speed||10 knots – Surfaced32+ knots – Submerged|
|Weapons carried||SS-N-15 Starfish or SS-N-16 Stallion anti- submarine missiles; SS-N-21 Samson cruise missiles4 x 650-mm and 4 x 533-mm torpedo tubesOR
42 mines in place of torpedoes
These submarines can dive into greater depths than many other submarines due to its strong titanium pressure hull, which also provides more resistance to torpedo attacks.