Kursk specifications

1 January 2000

K-141 Kursk Specifications
NATO Class Oscar-II
Built 1995 Sevmash shipyard
Reactors 2 x OK 650b pressurized water reactors
~200 megawatts thermal
Shield capacity 25m3
Fuel Uranium/aluminium ceramic metal clad in zircaloy
zoned 20 45% (core equivalent 30%) enriched U-235
48 assemblies
Approx. 200kg U-235 per core
Gadolinium burnable poison
Boron/hafnium absorbers
Missiles 24 ship-to-ship (SN19-Granit) cruise missiles
Torpedoes 24 torpedoes (conventional or nuclear)
Other weapons Capability for mines and Harpoon-type rockets
Speed 28+ knots deep
15 knots on the surface
Propulsion 49,000shp through 2 x 7-blade propellers
Length 154m
Beam 18m over the outer casing or flood hull
11m diameter inner pressure hull
Displacement 24,000 tons
Outer hull 8mm steel plate
Inner hull 50mm high yield steel plate
Cladding 40-80mm synthetic rubber tiles

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