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Old 11-21-2002, 11:15 AM
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Thumbs up Kursk recovery on TV last night...

Did anyone catch the Kusrk recovery last night?
Wow! Amazing stuff!
Mammoet and Smit International...2 Dutch companies combined efforts to get the job done.
If it airs again, make a point to see it.
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I saw it! That thing was amazing. Over 500 ft. long and twice the width of any U.S. Sub. It was interesting, but what a horrible way to go.
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Interesting that the Russians saw cut the damaged bow section off before the sub was raised. I guess they didn't want anyone to know exactly what happened.
Great show none the less!
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DJD, I thought the same thing. Hell of show, though - incredible what these guys can do.
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The Russians have a website on the recovery operation. It hasn't been updated in a while but it still has lots of information available.
One of the pages talks about some of the out of place equipment they found. In the third compartment, which is dead center under the sail, they found machinery that belongs in the first compartment (torpedo room). This stuff crashed through two water tight bulkheads to end up where it was. Must've been one hell of an explosion.

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Here is something else they did not want us to see and maybe were testing when the sub sank.They sold some the the Chinese already.

The 6,000-pound Shkval rocket torpedo has a range of about 7,500 yards and can fly through the water at more than 230 miles an hour.

The solid-rocket-propelled "torpedo" achieves this high speed by producing a high-pressure stream of bubbles from its nose and skin, which coats the weapon in a thin layer of gas. The Shkval flies underwater inside a giant "envelope" of gas bubbles in a process called "supercavitation."
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Wonder if Mercury knows of this steam stuff???
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saw the show very interesting... but more amazing was the sub recovery effort by the CIA and howard hughs in the 70's by the GLOWMAR EXPLORER that recovered half of a russian sub ( or was it all of it? you know the CIA) that sank in 68... at a depth of something like 8000 ft!!!
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plus they kept it a secret for over a year!
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Dreamer it was like 17000 feet the Russian sonar could not even go that deep it was a really remarkable achievement they got nuclear tipped torpedoes ,code books.

The story I saw was they brought up @ 2000 Ton Section of the Sub with the soviets sitting and watching a small distance away not knowing a thing !

A cool period we walked on the moon and brought up a Russian sub from 3 miles down !!
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