Torpedo - shoot!
History of the small
Library of the Military
history (this library established in 1998)
Editor A.E. Taras
Minsk Harvest, 1999
Fig. 188. Torpedo
Boat TD-200 bis, 1947-51 years. (163 boats built)
(56,6) tons, dimensions 23.7
x 4.7 x 2.5
meters; 2 diesel engines 1200 HP each, 1 diesel
engine economy movement, speed 38 knots, trip
length 600 miles on 25 knots (1000 miles on 8
knots), 2 TA (I think it is canon) 533 mm, 6
machine guns 12,7 mm in pair device, RLS (radio
location system) discovery "ZARNICA" and
identification "FAKEL-M", fog producing system
DA-7. Crew 11 people
Fig 221. Boat on
under water wings type "Muravei" (Ant) (project 133),
1983-89 years. Displacement 180 (full 230) tons,
x 8 (with wings 9) x 1.9
(with wings 4.7)
meters, 2 propane turbo engines each 11300 HP, speed
full movement 40 knots, trip length 410 miles.
Ammunition: 2 TA 406-mm, 1 canon 76 mm( AK-176), 1
machine gun 30-mm, 1 PZRK (anti rocket
system)"IGLA" (needle). Crew 40 people.
Fig 190. Wooden torpedo
boat "Bolshevik" (project 183 and 183T), 1952 - 60 years
(560 boats built) . Displacement 61,5 (66,5) tons,
dimensions 25.4 x
6.24 x 1.24
meters, 4 diesel engines each 1200 HP (4 propellers),
speed 43-44 knots, fuel tank 7.2
tons, trip length 1000 miles on 14 knots and 600 miles on
33 knots, 2 533-mm TA, 4 machine guns 25-mm in pair
devices (1000 bullets for each), 8 deep water bombs BB-1.
RLS (radio location system) identification "FAKEL". RLS
discovery "ZARNICA". Crew 20 people
Fig. 218. Boat type "Svetlyak"
("lighting bug") (project 10410). Displacement 355 (full
395) tons, dimensions 49.5 x 9.2 x 2.6 meters, 3 diesel
engines M-504 each 5000 HP, full speed 32 knots, trip
length 1500 miles on 13 knots (2200 miles with fuel in
overload). Crew 31 people
Fig. 194. Rocket
(missile) Boat type "Osa" ("Wasp") (project 205).
Speed 42 knots (with engines 5000 HP 47 knots), 4 PU
rockets(missiles) P-15 "Termit"
Fig 195. Big torpedo
boat on water wings type "Storm" (project 206-M; built
1972-1976 years, 48 boats, 29 for Soviet Navy and 19
for export). Displacement 190 (260) tons. Dimensions
38.6 x 7.6(with wings 9.6) x 1.8 (with wings
3.3) meters, 3 diesel engines 4000 HP each or 5000 HP
each, speed on the wings up to 48 knots, trip length
1450 miles on 14 knots (no wings) or 600 miles on 37
knots (with wings). Ammunition: 4 533mm TA, 2 canons
57mm in tower system and 2 machine guns 25mm in pair
device. Crew 21 people.
Fig 189. Torpedo boat "Komsomolets"
with radio location system (project 123 K), 155 boats
Fig 196. Insides of
torpedo boat type 206-M:
1 - 57 mm cannon
2 - shooting RLS :Vimpel"
3 - tower with
4 - Steering room
5 - nose under water
wing (in lowered state)
6 - filters of rough
cleaning of air receiving chambers
7 - Main diesel
8 - Control engines
9 - trances plate (I
have no idea what it is)
Duraleviiy (type of metal) torpedo boat "Project
184" (2 boats built), factory "More" (Sea) in
Feodosia (city on the Black Sea). Main architect
V.M Burlakov. Displacement 31.5 (34) tons.
Dimensions 21.6 x 5 x 2.1 meters, 3 diesel
engines 1200 HP each, speed 46 knots, trip
length 500 miles on 33 knots(300 miles on 45
knots). Ammunition: 2 TA 533mm, 4 machine guns KPV
14.5 mm in two pair devices. Crew 10 people
1 - machine guns
2 - torpedo
3 - antennas RLS
(radio location system)
4 - Control room
5 - wind
6 - rope"begunok"
7 - chambers RTS
and officers rooms
8 - noise reducer
for the diesel exhaust system
9 - diesel
10 - room for
I found a page with a lot
of links to Russian navy sites
http://navy.h1.ru/Page7/page7.html Unfortunately they all
are in Russian. I'll try to identify which ones are good.
You might also want to check out the Russian naval magazine "Typhoon."
sorts of VERY interesting articles (at least the pictures are anyway).
My interest in Russian naval subjects is related to PT boats. That
1) US Built lend lease boats used by the Russians in World War Two.
were returned and used for "other" missions. I have about thirty photos
from the Central Naval Museum in St. Petersburg showing mostly Higgins
Vosper design boats in the Soviet Navy. I am interested in getting some
clear shots of Elco boats in the Soviet Navy also. I acquired a Russian
language book that describes all the lend lease vessels in the Soviet
during the war and what happened to them afterwards. VERY interested in
pictures of the boats taken after the war in storage, being destroyed or
being returned to US Navy control (see attachment).
2) Soviet design P4 (Design 123 used in Gulf of Tonkin by NVN), P6 (I
believe this is Soviet design class 183), P8 and P10. I could use some
clear color pictures of the P4 and P6 boats in the Soviet Navy. Also,
information on the M50 diesel including diagrams and cutaways (edited by eileen zeller). I have a
pretty good set of books with drawings showing the 12.7mm, 25mm and 37mm
naval weapon installations on various type of Soviet vessels (God bless
eBay!). Everything I have read indicates the Swatow was a Chinese
vessel with Russian built weapons and electronics. Some publications
their top speed at 45 knots. My conclusion is they could not do any
than 25 knots, probably less. I remember reading the North Vietnamese
them as control vessels for their MTB flotillas.
3) I have some pretty good information on the Tupelov G-5 motor torpedo
(a book and a number of clear photos from the Central Naval Museum).
looking for more.
Johnny (I forget his last name) from Norway might be able to help with
translation. Sure as hell Babel Fish doesn't do it!
The picture of the German Nasty (Typ 152....the word TYP is NOT
is something I picked up off a German website. I think it is a home
model at 1:40 scale (about 1/4" to the foot or 20 inches long).