Soviet torpedo that remains the biggest threat to the US Navy


Speaking of high-quality Russian weapons, foreign experts primarily pay attention to tanks and aircraft. Meanwhile, Russia can be proud of its submarine combat technique, a number of copies of which have been threatening the American Navy since the days of the Soviet Union. One of such weapons remains the VA-111 Shkval torpedo - experts from The Eurasian Times are discussing its capabilities.


Soviet "Shkvali" were put into service in 1977 and, thanks to the work of a solid-fuel engine, they can develop up to 370 km / h, leaving the torpedo tube at a speed of 93 km / h. According to a number of sources, work is now underway to increase the speed of the torpedo to 500 km / h (about 300 knots).

Such an impressive speed of the VA-111 "Shkval" is a tribute to the special device in the torpedo nose. Air is pumped into the cavitator from the gas generator, which makes it possible to create a kind of gas bubble - a cavity, in which, in fact, the rocket-torpedo "flies". Since the munition is surrounded by a gas cloud, it experiences environmental resistance to a much lesser extent during movement and can reach higher speeds than its Western counterparts. These weapons rightfully remain the greatest threat to the US Navy.


The only drawback of the 533mm underwater weapon is the noise it makes. However, this minus is compensated by the lightning speed of the "Squall" attack - within a few seconds after the shot, the deadly torpedo can successfully hit the target.
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  1. 2534 Offline 2534
    2534 9 November 2020 14: 05
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    and now a little REALITY -

    Supercavitating torpedo "Shkval": effective, but not effective

    https://topwar.ru/175609-superkavitirujuschaja-torpeda-shikval-jeto-jeffektno-no-nejeffektivno.html

    The phrase in the title was spoken to the representatives of the State Scientific and Production Enterprise "Region" by the specialists of the WASS firm ("Whitehead") at one of the naval salons in 1999.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 November 2020 14: 05
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    On the VO rocket Shkval was scolded. Small range, big noise. It's hard to get this distance. It is faster to hit with missiles from it. In interviews, the Americans are only afraid of missiles from submarines.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 9 November 2020 15: 07
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      who scolded? Israeli housewives posing as experts?)))
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        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 9 November 2020 15: 56
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          .. I read this footcloth of the all-consuming rave reviews. an aircraft carrier will not be assigned to each barge. but you can sink a transport or a hospital. there are calibers on submarines, for long distances, if not in the know laughing
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          2. Dear sofa expert. 9 November 2020 16: 17
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            but you can sink a transport or a hospital.

            And also, sinking landing ships, from coastal launchers and coast guard torpedo boats.
            And also to use for the delivery of high-speed torpedoes over long distances, other, larger torpedo-nostyels (for example, the Status-6 series).

            By the way, the Germans also have a similar torpedo. Barracuda. Its parameters are even an order of magnitude worse than those of Squall. But for some reason the liberals have the spirit to criticize only the Russian one.)
            1. 2534 Offline 2534
              2534 9 November 2020 16: 23
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              Quote: Dear sofa expert.
              the Germans also have a similar torpedo. Barracuda.

              no
              work on it did not even go to the ROC level
              1. Dear sofa expert. 9 November 2020 16: 31
                +3
                no
                work on it did not even go to the ROC level

                That's it. It has not even been adopted yet. Can't work up to Flurry
                1. 2534 Offline 2534
                  2534 9 November 2020 18: 10
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                  Quote: Dear sofa expert.
                  That's it. It has not even been adopted yet. Can't work up to Flurry

                  - before talking nonsense on questions about which YOU know nothing, at least google
                  Squall and Barracuda are fundamentally different products and in the Barracuda theme we have already been seriously bypassed
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  • 2534 Offline 2534
    2534 9 November 2020 22: 21
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    Quote: Sergey Latyshev
    In interviews, the Americans are only afraid of missiles from submarines.

    in the sense of anti-submarine missiles (with an air section)
    and they are really afraid of them
  • 2534 Offline 2534
    2534 9 November 2020 21: 17
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    https://topwar.ru/175609-superkavitirujuschaja-torpeda-shikval-jeto-jeffektno-no-nejeffektivno.html
    https://topwar.ru/176812-hammerhead-ne-ubijca-posejdonov-on-ubijca-ih-nositelej.html
    https://topwar.ru/156666-antitorpedy-my-poka-vperedi-no-nas-uzhe-obgonjajut.html

    During the military-technical forum “Army-2015” was held an extremely interesting and useful round table “Marine underwater weapons (MPS): realities and prospects”.
    List of reports (in the order of presentation):
    "The main trends in the development of the Navy MPO" leading researcher V. Pirozhenko (1 TsNII MO).
    "Problems of development and improvement of ship and aircraft-based torpedoes." OJSC "Concern" MPO-Gidropribor "Head of department Tikhonov G.B.
    "Prospects for the development of high-speed underwater facilities" Chief Designer of JSC "State Research and Production Enterprise" Region "Garanin I.V.
    “Magnetometric guidance systems for naval underwater weapons in conditions of massive hydraulic resistance. Theory and results ”. Director of NPK Max, OJSC NPP Radar MMS VV Averkiev
    "An integrated approach to the creation of samples of marine underwater weapons" Chief Designer of JSC "State Scientific and Production Enterprise" Region "Drobot K.V. (actually it was Ikoev A.L.)
    "Proposals for the integration of means of searching for underwater objects and systems for issuing target designation of sea underwater weapons for a multipurpose helicopter of the Navy" Chief Designer of JSC "GNPP" Region "Arzhanov M.I.
    "Multiple rocket launchers for MPO" Chief Designer NPO "Splav" Ivanov IV
    "Silver-zinc accumulators and batteries as a part of marine underwater weapons for power supply of power plants and equipment modules" Technical Director of JSC "Electroistoch" SV Smolkov
    On a number of aspects of this event, the military-industrial complex has already written - an article by Oleg Falichev "Yourself with knots" No. 34 2015, but it is necessary to clarify a number of fundamental issues. The author of the article took an active part in the discussion of the reports and was identified in the article by O. Falichev as a "reserve officer".

    High-speed submarine missiles (SPR).
    The main conceptual flaw in the development of the SPR is that the effective ranges of the enemy torpedo salvo since the beginning of the 80s of the last century significantly exceeded the effective ranges of the SPR. Those. the enemy was able to covertly shoot torpedoes from a safe distance for himself. In addition, in the conditions of "pure water", the RMS completely lose (in terms of the time of delivery of the warhead to the target) by modern PLUR. In fact, the only tactically justified area of ​​their application is the Arctic.
    At the same time, for a long time we have underestimated the most interesting and promising direction for the development of supercavitational ammunition, the "small-caliber" one, in which the West successfully worked. From the positive in the reports of the round table "Army-15", it should be noted that the prospects of the "small-caliber direction" of the SPR are recognized by leading domestic experts.

    https://vpk.name/news/141427_morskoe_podvodnoe_oruzhie
    _rossii_segodnya_i_zavtra_sostoitsya_li_proryv_iz_torpednogo_krizisa.html
    etc.
    1. Dear sofa expert. 9 November 2020 21: 27
      +1
      Disability of military expert Klimov

      After reading the statements of the retired naval officer Maxim Klimov in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, I, like many other interested people, first of all naval sailors, asked where he got his information about the Northern Navy from and why he was covering combat effectiveness so widely throughout the world Russian warships?

      After all, laying out the opinion that it is Russian nuclear submarines that are incapable of combat in Arctic ice conditions, Klimov knows from somewhere that our ships did not fire a single shot with torpedoes with homing heads turned on and that our Northern Fleet cannot be capable and reliably aiming torpedoes ... ..

      Dmitry Ledovskoy
      https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ren.tv/blog/dmitrii-ledovskoi/408673-nedeesposobnost-voennogo-eksperta-klimova

      Maybe it's enough already here to write all sorts of bullshit?
      1. 2534 Offline 2534
        2534 9 November 2020 21: 37
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        Quote: Dear sofa expert.
        https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.ren.tv/blog/dmitrii-ledovskoi/408673-nedeesposobnost-voennogo-eksperta-klimova

        Are you referring to this senile Ledovsky?

        At the same time, the retired officer does not take the trouble to assess the fact that not a single American or NATO submarine has a structure for strengthening the hull for sailing in Arctic conditions, that only our nuclear submarines are capable of breaking through powerful layers of ice with their hulls, surfacing directly at the North Pole and applying a missile strike anywhere in the world. Do you remember, dear readers, a great film by American director Katherine Bigelow called "K-19"? The episode with the emergence of a Russian submarine, which broke through the ice shell in the North Pole area, is absolutely reliable and is based on a real event in the life of the crew of the nuclear missile carrier "K-19". Let me remind you, it was in 1961!

        Ledovskikh refers to CINEMA, AMERICAN ART CINEMA.
        Yes, our respected submariner Aprelev was involved as a consultant, but he described in paints how this Hollywood movie about K-19 was shot and molded
        Well, a small example of nonsense and ABSOLUTE ILLITERANCE AND INCOMPETENCE of the Ledovskys


        - group ascent of US and British submarines near the North Pole during the 1986 ICEX exercise.
        We have never done this at all, several times there were only TWO boats.
        We have NEVER had a large-scale exercise of submarine groups, NOT a SINGLE TORPED SHOT (with the included SSN) from the Russian Navy (and the USSR) NO (US and British submarines do this regularly with a "flow rate" of up to two dozen torpedoes per submarine)
        etc.
        1. 2534 Offline 2534
          2534 9 November 2020 21: 50
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          By the way, links to articles on Arctic shooting (after which the rats "blazed" and "blew up" ...

          https://topwar.ru/156811-arkticheskij-torpednyj-skandal.html

          https://nvo.ng.ru/armament/2019-04-05/8_1040_threat.html
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    2. Dear sofa expert. 9 November 2020 21: 49
      +1
      The Rear Admiral called the criticism of the American submarine search system nonsense:

      “This is a technically challenging question. Discussing it through the media and making assessments is absurd and nonsense. I would advise the captain of the third rank Klimov: shut up, you will pass for clever. If he had a little oil in his head, he would be fine. Klimov has a little roof going - that's all. Probably thinks he is the smartest ... "

      https://www.google.com/amp/s/nsn.fm/amp/army-and-weapons/army-and-weapons-kontr-admiral-nazval-glupostyu-kritiku-sistemy-poiska-amerikanskikh-podlodok?espv=1

      And read this, otherwise you probably also think that the smartest?)
      1. 2534 Offline 2534
        2534 9 November 2020 21: 53
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        Quote: Dear sofa expert.
        And read this, otherwise you probably also think that the smartest?)

        Was Khmyrov able to OBJECT ON THE FACT? - Nothing, but he "blazes" from the fact that he is an accomplice in a scam with "Status-6"

        https://topwar.ru/155207-statusnyj-tupik.html

        https://topwar.ru/176056-esche-raz-o-spa-posejdon-status-6.html

        и NO real objection
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  • Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 10 November 2020 12: 24
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    Unfortunately, in terms of torpedo armament, we are far behind. The situation can be corrected by the complex Answer for NK and Physicist-2 for the submarine. But this is in perspective, if you do not tear + opu.