One day at the Northern Fleet's warships
• One day at the Northern Fleet's warships
To get to Severomorsk had on the old Tu-134 fleet of military transport aircraft. The plane was obviously older than me, but the space between the seats in it much more than modern liners!
Of the additional advantages - you are no long registration and pre-control. Of the minuses - it is necessary to drag the luggage ourselves and remove it in the "trunk" of the toilets.
Severomorsk on arrival immediately shows his martial face. Constantly there are memorials to sailors, memorials of guns, missiles and so on. D.
In the eye catches LED traffic lights. And there are everywhere! On the streets of the city (Severomorsk while still CATF, t. E. The entry here is only possible with special permits) clean and tidy. Immediately obvious - the order immediately follow.
The next morning we were taken to the port where we were to go on board a large antisubmarine ship (BPK) "Vice-Admiral Kulakov". And while we surveyed the neighborhood, from the neighboring ship unloaded a small submarine. Do not rule out that the super-secret :)
It's time to climb aboard. The BOD was launched a year after I was born - in 1980, and took part in the long march of the Northern Fleet until 1988. There was even the now rebel Benghazi (Libya) and Cuba.
In 1990, the ship set for repairs, which together with the "repair" our country was delayed for a long 20 years. Back to the combat system it was only in 2010, and we are fortunate to participate in the first naval exercises of the ship after repairs. I love these handrails in ships! From them breathes history ...
On the ship are serving 220 people, including 29 officers and 191 sailors. Merry sailors and young, a lot of "contract," but there are "conscripts".
The armament of the 165-meter colossus commands respect.
In front of us - the main caliber, 100-mm gun mount AK-100. Such to Kulakov as much as two.
When these start to crap shoot - next best not to be. Very serious guns.
On the nose there are settings for shooting barrage jamming with large red stars on board.
Very nice flags fluttering in the wind. The wind does not stop here :(
The men are preparing to fire six-barrel 30-mm gun mount AK-630. She shoots a continuous fire (high-explosive shells) with speeds up to 5000 (!) Shots per minute and hit targets at a distance of 4 kilometers!
And then the sailors charged shells in complex electronic warfare. Shoots charges create a dense veil similar to a salute, creating interference for the guidance systems of heat and radio-controlled missiles, and so on. D.
When main battery opened fire, journalists got on deck :) It is very loud and scary.
The exercise scenario involves not only work on the ship, but also the detection of enemy submarines, with its subsequent destruction. Detect it helped 2 Ka-27 helicopter. They lowered the sea radiobuyki to detect submarines.
To the aid of helicopters flew anti-IL-38 with a funny polar bear, painted on board.
First, IL-38 dropped radiobuyki to also detect the submarine, while on the opposite approach pleased found a submarine anti-submarine bombs.
Due to severe weather conditions, the main part of the exercise has been completed on this and we could not see 2 Su-33, which were to attack the ship (and we had to shoot an AK-100 and AK-630).
I had to go down to the bridge and continue the tour of the ship. Photographic technique maneuver did not like, she immediately fogged!
Sailor cabin. TV and DVD attached to the shelf that have not fallen during the storm. In any indoor environment has a label indicating the direction to the bow and the stern. Surely someone could get lost? :)
There are also more "chamber" cubbyhole. usually do not sleep, and use for personal items on the lower shelves.
The captain's cabin. There is much more comfortable, especially due to the cat, who lives here on the owner's rights.
WC, t. E. Latrine. It is quite civilized (except that all the smoke is there, so smells well).
The men guests-journalists rather pleased than disappointed. On the one hand, another show-off, but on the other - though new faces will see :)
The Bridge (wandered there by accident, searching for a way to get some air). The old Soviet equipment side by side with modern computer systems.
Cards and have an old hard copy, but to the right of their dub modern computer navigation system.
Appointments of some computers, I did not find out, because there was no one around to ask :)
And this is the central point of control. It's all old-fashioned :) No computers!
But the lights - the right MagLite. I'm in the car is the same lives.
Emergency tool rigidly bolted to the stand so as not stolen :)
Mailbox in the ship looks very unusual. Sorry, not written, how many letters there is a recess. I'd peeped looks like a ship's mailman ...
The Holy of Holies - GALLEY! Then just finished making dinner.
So they began to feed journalists with bloggers. It was delicious and satisfying as ever.
The peculiarity of the furniture in the ship's wardroom - fastened to the floor chairs. To not scattered around the room :)
Where a ship without a cat? Who but they will have to catch rats? And it caught the same!
return back to the port is already under great weather. It is a pity that the exercise was a rare gesture instead of the sun.
Compare with the video filmed during a training exercise.
Barents Sea in the sunny weather is very beautiful! No wonder the local joke, "Why do we have to go to the northern shore of the Black Sea, if we have the southern coast of the Barents?" :)
The ship returned to port, and that our trip ended.