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K-433 Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets: Nuclear Triad Workhorse . Inside a nuclear submarine, 37 years in service

K-433, also known as ‘Svyatoy Georgiy Pobedonosets’, is a nuclear submarine armed with ballistic missiles. Commissioned in Soviet times, it still serves the Russian Navy. This is a rare opportunity to climb aboard this veteran sub as it takes part in a military exercise.

This hidden cruiser is part of Project 667, a BDR Kalmar-class submarine carrying 16 missiles, each with a maximum range of 9,000-kilometres. Commander Igor Zhuk and his crew proudly show how they live and work in their underwater domain.

Learn out how to shoot a missile from beneath an ice sheet, why the crew needs red lighting and how much wine they're allowed to drink each day. They also reveal how to messages are transmitted from the land to a submerged submarine and how hydroacoustic, or sonar, operators on the K-433 monitor the sounds of the deep and hear the difference, for example, between shrimps and an incoming torpedo.

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