Tsar-Boat

Russian military television, TV Zvezda, not long ago ran a 35-minute show on the construction and acceptance of Borey-class SSBN Vladimir Monomakh in Severodvinsk.  Pretty interesting footage showing test launches of Bulava SLBMs and engineers checking design specs on reams of paper documents.  Props to someone for putting the video on YouTube.

The program follows MOD military representatives, civilians, and crew through the final process of delivering and accepting the new submarine into service.  It also has footage from Votkinsk showing the manufacture of Bulavas for the Borey-class.

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One response to “Tsar-Boat

  1. It occurs that, while Tsar-boat connotes the leader, the biggest, best, etc., this TV segment might have more properly been called Velikiy Knyaz-boat since the Boreys are named after those Grand Princes of Kiev.

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