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SSN Akula Class (Bars Type 971) Nuclear Submarine

Crew

73

Builders

Amur Shipbuilding Plant, Komsomolsk and Sevmash, Severodvinsk

Operator

Russian Navy

Surfaced Displacement

8,140t

Displacement, Submerged

12,770t

Overall Height

11.3m

Hull Cross Section

13.6m x 9.68m

Diving Depth

600m

Run Speed Surfaced

10kt

Run Speed Submerged

33kt

Speed with Reverse Propeller System

3kt to 4kt

Endurance

100 days

Missile Torpedo Weapons

4 x 650mm tubes<br />4 x 533mm tubes

Cruise Missiles (SLCM)

12 Granit land-attack missiles

Anti-Ship Missiles and Torpedoes

28 Stallion and Starfish missiles, mk40 torpedoes, anti-submarine missiles and torpedoes in a range of variants

Air-Defence Missiles

Strela portable missile &ndash; 18 missiles

Electronic Equipment

Automated radio communication system<br />Combat control information system<br />General-purpose radar<br />Active and passive sonar

Periscopes

Commander's periscope<br />Air defence periscope

Main Machinery

Nuclear, with steam turbine power

Pressure Water Reactor

1 x 190MW

Steam Turbine

1 x 50,000hp

Auxiliary Diesels

2 x 750hp

Propulsion Motors

2 x 276kW

Reserve Propeller Systems with Motors

2 x 370kW

Single Propeller

7-bladed fixed-pitch propeller
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