The Biggest submarine in the world: When Size MattersBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-biggest-submarine-in-the-world-when-size-matters
The submarines of project 941 "Shark" are known all over the world, as they are the largest nuclear submarines and submarines in general. Many of you have probably heard about these "sea whales", but few people really imagine the size of such vessels.
And to make you understand, we want to demonstrate some illustrative examples-comparisons of the Project 941 submarine with other impressive objects.
The length of such a submarine is as much as 173 meters! Just imagine a 50-storey house floating underwater!
To make it even easier for you to turn on your imagination, here are some examples:
It is a football field used for international matches. The average length of such a platform is about 105 meters.
And here's how this field would look against the background of the submarine "Shark". Isn't it impressive?
This picture shows the largest aircraft in the world — AN-225.
But even he "does not take off" compared to this submarine. 84-meter AN is almost half the size of the "sea predator".
There are a lot of submarines in Russia, and most of them are of impressive size. However, they did not manage to get around the "Shark".
In the photo above, you can see what the submarine looks like near our other submarines.
Pay attention to the detail highlighted by the red arrow. These small dark fragments are the propellers of the Akula Project submarine protruding above the water.
And here's how this frame looks up close. They're not that small…
On board the boat, everything looks just as impressive. The photo shows special compartments designed for R-39 ballistic missiles.
The weight of one such projectile is 90 tons, the height is more than 17 meters.
There are 20 such missile silos on a submarine... as many as 20 pieces!
As a rule, most of the submarine is hidden from our eyes. Usually the submarine is submerged in the water by a white mark on the hull (see photo above).
In other words, the block of steel and titanium that we see above the water is only 1/3 of the entire ship.
The width of the submarine of the project "Shark" is 23 meters, the height is 25 meters. This is a whole 8-storey building!
And now pay attention to the picture of these people…
That's how they look from afar!
Well, now do you understand how big this boat is?