From Julietts to Yasens
Development and Operational History of Soviet Nuclear-powered Cruise-Missile Submarines, 1958-2022Series:
Imprint: Helion and Company
100 Pages, 8.25 x 11.7 in, 79 b/w photos, 28 color photos, 15 color profiles, 6 maps, 5 diagrams, 17 tables
- January 2023
- In Stock
One solution to the problems facing the Soviet Navy was to develop submarines armed with large, heavy, long-range stand-off anti-ship cruise missiles. These unique combinations of platforms and weapons systems would come to pose a threat that forced the US Navy to adapt its own naval strategy and equipment to counter them.
While never used in anger in their intended role, life aboard these submarines could be extremely hazardous for their crews, with a number of accidents – including the total loss of boats such as the Kursk – claiming many lives.
From Julietts to Yasens is a comprehensive history of the design of the SSG and SSGN submarines, their weapons systems, and service history from the 1950s through to the present day, and includes details of the numerous accidents and incidents.
This volume is illustrated with many black and white and color photographs, and specially commission artworks of the submarines, the missiles they carried, and the men who crewed them.