LEGO Typhoon Class Submarine
The biggest submarine to rule them all. The Bobby Brix Channel has created the LEGO Typhoon Class Submarine built by the Soviet Navy. You can now download this model and build this mighty submarine with your LEGO collection and the official LEGO Digital Designer Software.
The Typhoon Class Submarine
The Project 941 or Akula, Russian “Акула” (“Shark”) class submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tonnes, the Typhoons are the largest class of submarine ever built, able to accommodate comfortable living facilities for the crew when submerged for months on end.The source of the NATO reporting name remains unclear, although it is often claimed to be related to the use of the word “typhoon” (“тайфун”) by Leonid Brezhnev in a 1974 speech while describing a new type of nuclear ballistic missile submarine, as a reaction to the US Navy Ohio-class submarine.
The Russian Navy cancelled its Typhoon modernisation program in March 2012, stating that modernising one Typhoon would be as expensive as building two new Borei-class submarines. With the announcement that Russia has eliminated the last SS-N-20 Sturgeon SLBMs in September 2012, the remaining Typhoons have reached the end of service.
Source: Wikipedia Article