The Five Best Attack Submarines of the Cold War

December 1, 2021 Topic: Submarines Region: Russia Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: Cold WarAkulaOscar-Class SubmarineType 209Swiftsure

The Five Best Attack Submarines of the Cold War

Many of the boats designed and built during the Cold War remain in service today, and concepts developed will continue to guide submarine construction for the foreseeable future.

Robert Farley is an assistant professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. His work includes military doctrine, national security, and maritime affairs. He blogs at Lawyers, Guns and Money and Information Dissemination and The Diplomat. Follow him on Twitter: @drfarls.

This article first appeared in 2014 and is being reposted due to reader interest. 

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