What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?
Illustration for article titled The Jokes Write Themselves

Related to Ballaban’s article about the new Australian Navy Attack-class submarines, I was looking at other SSKs (diesel electric subs), and noted that the Russian navy had been working on a follow-on to their wildly successful Kilo-class subs, but due to “major deficiencies” with the lead boat, construction had been suspended. The Sankt Peterburg was found to be under-powered, with an inefficient sonar and was poorly built overall. 

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The other two Lada-class subs being built at the time were left unfinished.

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