Russia to send the world’s largest submarine to the Baltic

Monster sub armed with 20 nuclear missiles to sail into NATOs ‘swimming pool’ as Putin flexes his muscles

  • Massive Typhoon-class sub Dmitry Donskoy is to leave the White Sea and travel around Norway and Denmark
  • Measuring an enormous 574-foot in length the Russian vessel it is one of the most feared of the Cold War era
  • The beast set to serve as a chilling reminder to the rest of the world about Russia’s growing nuclear prowess
  • Submarine can stay submerged for 120 days with a crew of 160 on board and is fitted with six torpedo tubes

Russia has flexed its nuclear muscles once again by sending the world’s largest submarine with an arsenal of 200 weapons on board including 20 nuclear missiles to the Baltic Sea.

The massive Typhoon-class sub called Dmitry Donskoy is to leave the White Sea and travel around Norway and Denmark into what Putin‘s officials are calling NATO’s swimming pool. 

Measuring 574-foot in length and equipped with a total of 200 deadly weapons, it is one of the most feared vessels of the Cold War era.

The Kremlin is scheduled to parade the submarine in St Petersburg, but is set to serve as a chilling reminder to the rest of the world about Russia’s nuclear prowess. 

Two Naval officers can be seen on Russia’s monstrous Dmitry Donskoy Typhoon-class submarine as it emerges from the sea. The massive Typhoon-class sub is to leave the White Sea and travel around Norway and Denmark into what Putin’s officials are calling NATO’s swimming pool.

Eerily, the Dmitry Donskoy – named after the Prince of Moscow who reigned from 1359 to 1389 – can stay submerged for periods of up to 120 days and is fitted with six torpedo tubes. 

Typhoon-class submarines feature multiple pressure hulls that simplify internal design while making the vessel much wider than a normal submarine. 

In the main body of the sub, two long pressure hulls lie parallel with a third, smaller pressure hull above them which protrudes just below the sail, and two other pressure hulls for torpedoes and steering gear. 

This design greatly increases their chances of survival — even if one pressure hull is breached, the crew members in the other are safe and there is less potential for flooding.

 It is big enough to hold a crew of 160 on board.