A blank torpedo shot from a Russian submarine surprised Americans

Footage has appeared on the Web showing how a submarine of the Russian Navy carries out a blank torpedo shot (blowing a torpedo tube), writes the American Internet edition The Drive.

Probably, the video was filmed at the naval base of the Baltic Fleet, where diesel-electric submarines of the project 636 "Varshavyanka" (according to NATO codification - Improved Kilo) are located. Spectators observe how a "water bullet" is effectively launched through one of the bow torpedo tubes using compressed air, i.e. water contained in an unoccupied TA ammunition.

The process of loading torpedoes onto submarines and their subsequent launches are complex processes. Submariners have to constantly maintain a balance between the weight of the torpedo, the water that fills the vehicle and the compressed air used to push the ammunition out. All this is carefully thought out and controlled by a system of valves, using the water and air reserves that are already on the submarine. This is to ensure that the sub's own center of gravity is maintained throughout the firing sequence and that the water pressure inside the submarine is the same as outside the hull.

Air bullets are fired when submarines are moored in harbors. The worst that can happen is that everyone who is close will get wet. It looks like this is what happened this time. But the four spectators prepared for the mock torpedo attack properly. Not even a passing dog was hurt.

It should be noted that the TA purge is needed not only for the normal launch of ammunition, but also for the emergency escape of the submarine by the crew, if necessary.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 17 December 2020 15: 20
    The Navy is the most competent and trained personnel in Russia !! And if the Navy is represented in the Russian government, Russia will only benefit from this!
    1. ser.rudov2016 Offline ser.rudov2016
      ser.rudov2016 (Sergey Rudov) 17 December 2020 19: 18
      What can the IMF think about economics and politics? The pies should be baked by the pastry, and the boots by the shoemaker. Unfortunately, in our country the opposite is true. The only thing the IMF can do is to put things in order so that the cakes and shoemakers go about their business.
  2. updidi Offline updidi
    updidi (Alexander Kazakov) 18 December 2020 00: 40
    Interesting video but with submarines in Russia in the Baltic Sea is now full of seams
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 18 December 2020 08: 49
    American Internet Edition ??? A website?
    Did the blowing of the apparatus surprise them?
    The Tajiks are probably even more interesting.