Haze Gray Photo Feature
Soviet & Russian Navy
Guided Missile Submarines
A 'WHISKEY Long Bin' (Project 665) class guided missile submarine in a
Six 'WHISKEY' class attack submarines underwent the 'Long Bin'
conversion in 1961-63, providing them with 4 SS-N-3 SSMs. These were the
first SSGs in Soviet service, and presumably served as a proving ground
for the 'ECHO' and 'JULIETT' class boats, which came into service a short
A 'WHISKEY Long Bin', providing a good view of the sail modifications
needed to accommodate the SS-N-3.
Another 'WHISKEY Long Bin'.
A Project 651 'JULIETT' class guided missile submarine.
This design was essentially a non-nuclear version of the 'ECHO' class SSGN.
Originally intended to carry 6 SS-N-12 missiles, they were completed with
four SS-N-3, due to developmental problems with the SS-N-12.
An overhead view of a "JULIETT'.
The SS-N-3 missiles are carried in elevating deck-mounted launchers, one
launcher (two missiles) ahead of the sail and one aft. The large 'notches'
behind the launchers are blast deflectors.
Another overhead of a 'JULIETT'
A 'JULIETT' at sea with surface ships.
These boats were intended for an anti-ship role, presumably in support of
the Soviet surface fleet.
Closeup of a 'JULIETT' sail and forward missiles.
The 'Front Door/Front Piece' missile guidance radar, housed in the
forward part of a JULIETT's sail.
This radar was protected by a swing-away door when not in use.
Another view of the 'Front Door/Front Piece' radar.
A final view of a 'JULIETT' at sea.
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