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Old 26th Sep 2018, 03:11
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Not sure if it was this thread or another discussing sub warfare during the Cold War. A poster mentioned he’d seen pictures of a Soviet sub on the surface about to collide with a USN ship. Quite by accident I came across the link below which seems to contain said images.


https://fas.org/blogs/security/2016/...eapons-at-sea/
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 06:25
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WC, that is the one, USS Voge. I was on the kipper fleet then. Not sure where I saw in, Navy Intelligence Review I guess.
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 09:08
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Interesting bit about Our submarine clocking the Kiev and noting it's characteristics for future reference.

I was delayed on the runway before a routine training flight whilst a land rover handed a re-tasking package through the door. The Kiev had emerged and was in the Atlantic; we were supposed to go find it. We did and got the first pics with the trusty F95. Here's an example

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Old 26th Sep 2018, 09:23
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Sorry about the size of the image; I think we fibbed about the height!
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 10:14
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As I remember it, when the Kiev first appeared in 1976, with those two fixed wing aircraft on the rear of the flight deck, we were assured by intelligence that the USSR had no aircraft ready for carrier ops. Therefore they were either mock ups to fool us, or mock ups for the deck crews to get used to handling them. There was some consternation when one of these mock ups took off.
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 15:24
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Remember me this thread: Nimrod vs Victor III

I have the pic of the sub somewhere. It looks like the image host lost it!

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Old 26th Sep 2018, 18:30
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Originally Posted by oxenos View Post
As I remember it, when the Kiev first appeared in 1976, with those two fixed wing aircraft on the rear of the flight deck, we were assured by intelligence that the USSR had no aircraft ready for carrier ops. Therefore they were either mock ups to fool us, or mock ups for the deck crews to get used to handling them. There was some consternation when one of these mock ups took off.
Presumably the same sources that said they couldn't do rolling take offs, which they then started doing!
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 18:35
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The OH saw the first Kiev pictures on the Air Commander's table in Malta in 76 when she was his ADC. Excitement all round.
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 19:07
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Originally Posted by Marcantilan View Post
Remember me this thread: Nimrod vs Victor III

I have the pic of the sub somewhere. It looks like the image host lost it!

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The link says page not found. Was that the one with the whole stern section out of the water in a crash dive?
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Old 26th Sep 2018, 19:39
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The link says page not found. Was that the one with the whole stern section out of the water in a crash dive?
This one:

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Old 30th Jan 2019, 14:53
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Additional images of the Soviet sub post impact.

Destroyer Escort Photo Index DE-1047 USS VOGE
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