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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cold War Navy Porn

Members of the US Navy worked day and night to figure out better and quicker ways to destroy the Soviet Navy. Some considered it a hobby, others an obsession. And the war ended, and the nature of people being what it is, it really just changed form.

For those of us who remember the days--

Whiskey on the rocks...
Soviet era Whiskey Class submarines (in disrepair)
(above) a few pig boats that Old NFO failed to send to Davey Jones.

Geyser and Morshansk are Tarantul Class Missile Boats
I always thought that a sea state of 4 would capsize these top-heavy missile boats. You can say what you want about the Russians, but they always liked to pack on the armament.

IL-38 (May)
Posted for NFO's benefit. (P-3C wanna-be)

Moskva - Slava Class Russian Guided Missile Cruiser.
This bad boy is a ship killer.
Admiral Panteleyev - Udaloy 1 Class Guided Missile Destroyer

10 comments:

  1. Whiskey... Type 1 (WRFGZ) Kalumna K-37 diesels, 250-500 Rpm. Memories...

    Old NFO ain't the only one cruising this page who had magic assholes floating in his dreams of finding Ivan.

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  2. The present Soviet Navy appears to be both terribly screwed up and very modern.

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    1. I went onboard the Admiral Vinagradov (Udaloy Class Destroyer) a long time ago. It was a brand new 30 year old ship. New, but the gear was 30 years behind the times. Damage control? No. Watertight integrity? No (no gaskets on the steel watertight doors). CBR washdown equipment? State of the art.

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  3. Can they be reassigned as cruise ships? In the spirit of new capitalism?

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    1. Russian ships are very uncomfortable to "ride in". Crew comfort is the very last consideration when they're constructed.

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  4. It's still better than what I have in my bathtub ... the little buggers tickle.

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    1. I can't offer a comment because I have no idea what's tickling and dare not ask.

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  5. Hmmmm... I wonder how hard it is to find parts for those old subs? If I could get one for the right price, it sure would be cool on Lake Texoma. Party Sub :)

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    1. There are a lot of old Russian Submarines tied up to piers as museums. There should be very little standing in your way of getting your own party sub.

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