U.S. media said the Chinese Golf-class submarine overhaul of new missile test
left figure conventionally powered submarines for the Chinese Navy submarine-launched missile test boat
LONDON July 25 news: According to the U.S. Global Strategic Network 23 reported that China has its” Golf “class ballistic missile submarines of the renovation process, for a new submarine-launched ballistic missile test. Golf-class ballistic missile submarines equipped with the late 1950s the Soviet army, until the early 1960s there are still 23 under construction. Since then, the national focus turned to the construction of ballistic missile submarines.
Global Strategic Network reported that the 1966 – 1972, a total of 14 Golf-class ballistic missile submarines were modified to carry a greater volume of R-21 (a range of about 1,600 km) missiles , and remained in service until 1990. Subsequent years, there is ten of the class submarines were sold to scrap North Korea to do, but does not determine whether North Korea about dismantling the group, such as submarines. North Korea’s “labor” in the R-21 missile is developed on the basis of the missile.
the 1960s, China received the two former Soviet Golf-class ballistic missile submarines, seven R-11F missiles (range 300 km), and the submarine construction drawings, and in the 1970s self-built one. Rarely perform tasks that the submarine to sea. One, R-11F ballistic missile for the later laid the foundation for China’s development. Recently renovated golf-class ballistic missile submarines, missile silos were mainly re-processing, for a new submarine-launched ballistic missile test.
Golf-class submarine, weighing about 2800 tons, crew of 83 people, equipped with three missile silos, launch tube and six fish. During the Cold War, the submarine equipped with two major torpedoes with nuclear warheads. (Compiled: Spring)