missile laden Russian attack subs

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missile laden Russian attack subs

Joined: 14 Jul 2012, 04:49

07 Jan 2018, 04:10 #1

Russia seems to be going all in with arming their attack subs with quite a massive number of missiles 72 vls cells for Oniks and Kaliber missiles WOW!! vs only 12 VLS on Virginia class. I think V class can launch more from torpedo tubes. Are there any pros and cons to launching via Tubes other then rate of fire?  The improved Yasen looks pretty damn formidable. 
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Joined: 28 Apr 2015, 01:38

Yesterday, 22:46 #2

Russia can't afford to fill the cells...72 missiles is not accurate, and they have one sub in commission.
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Joined: 14 Jul 2012, 04:49

Today, 05:20 #3

you are right it is 32 or 40 missiles depending on the load. But if they can build a submarine like this, I doubt they have any problems paying for the missiles. 2nd improved boat Kazan has already been launched and 5 others are building. They are also re configuring some older Oscar class to carry similar missile loads.  
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Joined: 08 Jan 2004, 00:04

Today, 05:35 #4

The next block of Virginia SSN will have 2 large diameter VLS forward (6 missiles each) and a payload module (an extra compartment added midships) with 4 more Large Diameter VLS tubes.
That's at least 36 missiles not counting what they decide to put in the torpedo room. The drawback is these missiles are all Land Attack (Tomahawk) and not anti-ship.
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