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Bellona Report nr. 2:96. Written by: Thomas Nilsen, Igor Kudrik and Alexandr Nikitin.

Project 671 RTM (Shuka) - Victor-III Class

Drawing of 671 RTM (Sjuka) - Victor-III
Northern Fleet Pacific Fleet Total
In service 16 10 26
Inactive 0 0 0
Dismantled 0 0 0
Number 26

Technical Data

Length: 102.2 m Displacement: 4 950/ 6990 tons
Beam: 10 m Maximum Depth: 400 m
Draught: 7m Hull: Low magnetic steel
Speed: 30 knots Crew: 100

Compartments: 8

  1. Torpedo room and accumulator
  2. Accommodations and mess
  3. Control room and steering
  4. Reactor compartment
  5. Turbines
  6. Turbo generators
  7. Accommodations and diesel generators
  8. Steering and electric motor


Two pressurised water reactors, model OK-300, with a VM-4 type reactor core generating 2 75 MWt (31 000 hp).

Nuclear Weapons

SS-N-21 cruise missiles. Two SS-N-15 or SS-N-16 missiles.

Naval Architects

G.N. Chernyshev.

Construction Yard

Komsomolsk-na-Amur; Nizhny Novgorod and Admiralty Shipyard. Constucted until 1987.


Nine of the submarines are based at Bolshaya Lopatka, Zapadnaya Litsa.

Individual Submarines

Northern Fleet:

K-138 K-292 K-324 K-388 K-327 K-218
K-254 K-298 K-502 K-244 K-255 K-299
K-358 K-114 K-448 K-524

Pacific Fleet:

K-242 K-247 K-251 K-264 K-305 K-355
K-360 K-412 K-492 K-507

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