Why These Cold War Submarines Were the Finest

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February 6, 2021 Topic: History Region: World Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: Cold WarAkulaSoviet UnionSwiftsureType 209

Why These Cold War Submarines Were the Finest

These five classes of boats were durable and affordable.

Dr. Robert Farley, a frequent contributor to TNI, teaches at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky. He is the author of the Battleship Book and can be found at @drfarls. The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

This article first appeared in April 2018. It is being republished due to reader interest. 

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