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These 5 Nuclear-armed Submarines Could Destroy The World In 30 Minutes

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These 5 Submarines could destroy the World In 30 minutes. Yes!!! You heard that right. And there isn’t any way to stop them.

The US magazine National Interest has revealed 5 nuclear-powered submarines that it believes “could destroy the world in 30 minutes”.

While they have thankfully never been used during a shooting war, nuclear-powered submarines carrying nuclear-tipped missiles are the most deadly weapons mankind has ever devised.





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In some cases—as in the case of the Ohio-class submarine during the height of the Cold War—even a single vessel could reduce as many as 288 city-sized targets into radioactive ash in less than 30 minutes.

Indeed, these vessel and their payloads “could end human civilization” in less time than it takes to order a pizza if a third world war were to break out.

1) Ohio-class Ballistic Missile Submarine

The United States Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine can carry 24 UGM-133 Trident II D5 submarine launched ballistic missiles. Each ballistic missile can each carry as many as twelve W88 475 kiloton thermonuclear warheads.

As of 2016, nine Ohio-class submarines are deployed in the Pacific while another five are assigned to the Atlantic.

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2) Columbia-class Ballistic Missile Submarine

To replace the aging 42-year-old Ohio-class, the United States Navy is building the new Columbia-class boomer. The new SSBNs are slightly larger than the Ohio-class at a displacement of 20,800 tons. Construction will start in 2021 while the first boat will enter service in 2031.





3) Project 955 Borei-class Ballistic Missile Submarine

Russia is building a fleet of extremely capable new Project 955A Borei-class ballistic submarines. Smaller than their gargantuan Project 941 Akula aka Typhoon-class predecessors, the Borei is larger than the Ohio or Columbia, but is not quite as capable as the American vessel.

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The Boreis are the quietest Russian ballistic missile submarines built to date and incorporates pumpjet propulsor technology. The vessels carry sixteen RSM-56 Bulava submarine launched ballistic missiles—each with as many as 10 nuclear warheads at a range of 8,000 kilometers.

4) Project 667BDRM Delfin class (Delta IV) Ballistic Missile Submarine

Built at the same time as the mighty Typhoon-class, the Delta IV is the current backbone of the Russian ballistic missile submarine fleet.

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The older 18,200-ton Delta IV design is nonetheless a capable platform and its armed with 16 R-29RMU Sineva liquid-fuel ballistic missiles, each of which can carry between four and eight warheads.

5) Project 885M Yasen class Guided Missile Submarine

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The Severodvinsk-class nuclear-powered guided missile submarine is not a ballistic missile submarine, but with a payload of 32 dual nuclear/conventional capable 3M-14K Kalibr cruise missiles that have a range of over 2500 kilometers, the Project 885M boats are a threat to the U.S. homeland.





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