30 Days of the Kursk – Day 23

Day 23 brings us an interesting fact from our recent history:
The Kosovo deployment alarmed the US Navy. The Kursk passed through the Straits of Gibraltar undetected. The US Navy committed many resources to tracking the Kursk. The Kursk launched 5 combat missions. The captain and crew received a hero’s welcome upon return.

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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 22

Day 22 – another #Kursk fact and another preview:

Russia regarded the 1999 Kosovo deployment of the Kursk to the Adriatic Sea as a supreme accomplishment. It was a rare show of force for Russia and balm to the beleaguered Serbians.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 21

Day 21 of The #Kursk is here, along with another cool fact and your daily preview:

Vladimir Putin modernized the Russian Navy through higher gas prices. That modernization first began with the Kursk.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 20

It’s the weekend, so on to the preview and our latest #kursk fact:

A single Type 65 torpedo carried a large 450 kilograms warhead that is powerful enough to sink an aircraft carrier.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 18

Day 18 is upon us, with yet another awesome preview of Sasha Janowicz’ award winning The Kursk.

#Kursk Fact: Russian submarine propellers emit a distinct noisy signature making them easy to track. In 1984, the Toshiba corporation sold the Soviets advanced machining equipment and computers that silenced their propellers. The Kursk, much to the consternation of the Congress at the time, benefited from this technology transfer.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 17

Day 17, and the story is really picking up. Before we get to the next page, here is today’s Kursk Fact:

The #Kursk had an operational test depth of 1600 below sea level
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 15

Yes, we are at the halfway mark – and here is a quick fact and today’s preview:

Kursk Fact: The #Kursk had 2 nuclear reactors and back up diesel engines for back up propulsion.
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30 Days of The Kursk – Day 14

Day 14 of The #Kursk is upon us – here’s today’s fact:

The Kursk is an Akula Class submarine many of which are in active service. In 2009, the US Navy spotted an Akula class submarine off the Eastern Seaboard. This incident was the first of its kind since the Cold War. In 2012, an Akula was spotted in the Gulf of Mexico.
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