According to the Daily Mail website on June 8, two US and Russian Navy warships nearly collided in the Pacific Ocean on June 7. Later, both the US and Russia blamed each other for their unprofessional and dangerous actions which almost led to accidents. In fact, similar and even more serious confrontations occurred frequently between the NATO and China camps headed by the two superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union during the cold war. The scope of the confrontations developed from the sky to the underwater. This article will give you a brief analysis.
The closest distance between US and Russian warships was less than 30 meters, and they almost collided with each other.
Reported that at 11:45 a.m. on June 7, the U.S. Navy Chancellorsville (CG-62, Tikandroga class) missile cruiser nearly collided with the Russian Navy Admiral Vinogradov (DD-572, fearless class) anti-submarine destroyer in the Pacific Ocean. The Russian Pacific Fleet said that the U.S. ship was only 50 meters away from the Russian ship, which had to take urgent action to avoid collision.
At 11:45 a.m. on June 7, two U.S. and Russian warships nearly collided, but this incident was not the first time that U.S. and Russian warships hit porcelain at sea. The picture shows that the Russian and American warships are very close, and the Russian warships (left) leave a clear white track.
In the statement, the US Navy refuted the other sides statement, saying that it was the Russian ship that made unsafe actions against the US ship. At that time, the US ship was maintaining a stable course and speed to recover the carrier-based helicopter. The Russian ship suddenly moved from the rear to the starboard side of the US ship, and accelerated its speed, close to the unsafe distance of 15 to 30 meters, forcing the US ship to start all engines, retreat at full speed and avoid collision between the two ships. From the video released by the US Navy, it can be seen that the distance between the two ships is less than 30 meters. Both sides (without telescopes) can see the faces of the sailors on each others warships, which is very dangerous.
From the video released by the US Navy, it can be seen that the distance between the two ships is less than 30 meters. Both sides (without telescopes) can see the faces of the sailors on each others warships, which is very dangerous.
A few days before the incident, the United States and Russia had just been arguing over the unsafe interception of a Russian Soviet-35S fighter aircraft against a U.S. P-8A anti-submarine patrol aircraft near Syria. According to the Russian army, the P-8A patrol aircraft tried to approach the Tartus naval base of the Russian army stationed in Syria on several occasions, while the US military said that the Russian-launched Soviet-35S fighter aircraft made three approaching interceptions to the P-8A.
Cold War Eastern and Western fighter planes nearly cut off the P-3 engine in the air
In retrospect of history, similar incidents of touching porcelain at sea and in the air are not only common, but also much more dangerous, such as the Barents Sea Surgical Knife incident on September 13, 1987. On the same day, a Norwegian Air Force P-3B patrol aircraft reconnaissance of a Soviet fleet sailing in the Barents Sea was intercepted by a Soviet-27 fighter plane (serving in June 1985), which was not long in service at that time. This was also the first time that the Western army had the opportunity to see the details of the aircraft at close range.
But at that time, the Norwegian P-3B crew did not know that this was the famous Su-27, and the Su-27 pilot with a single aircraft number of 36 made three close-up maneuvers on the P-3B. The two planes were so close that the P-3B crew could see the expression of the Soviet pilots through the porthole.
The Barents Sea Surgical Knife air collision on September 13, 1987 made the Su-27 fighter plane famous in World War I.
At the 3rd approaching, the Soviet pilots flew the Su-27 fighter plane directly from the right wing of the P-3B anti-submarine aircraft at high speed, and cut the No.1 engine of the P-3B with a vertical tail like a scalpel. One of the propeller blades was directly broken by more than 30 centimeters, and the broken blade was inserted directly into the fuselage of the P-3B, which caused the engine to stop very quickly and made the aircraft fly at one point. More than 3,000 meters were lost in the clock (the previous two planes flew at 4,500 meters), and it was not until the last moment before the crash that they were leveled. It is conceivable that the crew of the P-3B had completely recovered their lives at that time. Later, under the escort of two Norwegian Air Force F-16 fighters, the plane staggered back into Norway and landed at the nearest air base. Soviet-27 fighter planes became famous in World War I.
Pilots of Soviet Soviet-27 fighter planes taken by Norwegian P-3B anti-submarine aircraft crew are close to each other.
US-Russian underwater collision Russian submarines seriously damaged US submarines, resulting in the direct scrapping of the latter
In addition to the air touch porcelain, the U.S. and Russian naval submarines had a thrilling underwater impact shortly after the end of the Cold War. In February 1992, Russia, which inherited most of the Soviet Unions mantle, was in a transitional stage. A large number of weapons research and development and replacement projects were suspended or reduced, and the militarys combat effectiveness was weakened. The U.S. Navy thought it was the best time to rob by fire to spy on Russian forces, so it sent a Los Angeles-class attacking nuclear submarine, SSN-689, to secretly infiltrate the Russian northern fleets base, near the Mormansk military port, for electronic reconnaissance missions.
The incident took place at 8:16 p.m. on February 11, local time, just 19 kilometers from the Russian coast. The U.S. nuclear submarine Baton Rouge was closely followed by a Russian Naval Nuclear submarine, the Crab, which had just left the port, for secret surveillance. The discovery of the nuclear submarine surprised the U.S. military, because the Sierra-class hull is made of titanium alloy, and the cost is very expensive. The Russian Navy is equipped with only four, so it is very rare to collect the underwater acoustic information of the ship.
The picture shows the Russian nuclear submarine, K-276, whose containment was badly damaged after the underwater collision, but its pressure hull was not damaged. It took only three months for the submarine to be re-commissioned after the incident was repaired.
But to the surprise of the U.S. submarines, the Crab has actually mastered their whereabouts, just waiting for the opportunity to react. After it was detected that it was being tracked, the Crab quickly turned its direction (the U.S. Army called this underwater maneuver the Crazy Ivan Swing Cycle) and hit the U.S. submarine head-on. The Baton Rouge, which focused on tracking, failed to respond and was badly damaged by the crab, which had nearly 10,000 tons of underwater drainage, had to return to sea for urgent repair. Fortunately, only part of the people on both sides were injured.
With the titanium alloy hull (plus the unique double hull design), the Russian Crab only commanded the hull damage, while the key pressure hull part was not seriously damaged, and it took three months to complete the repair and then returned to the Northern Fleet for service. But the U.S. Baton Rouge was not so lucky. Despite the claim that it was not seriously damaged, the U.S. military later found that the pressure hull of the Baton Rouge had been broken in many places during repairs. Even the costly repairs could not guarantee the safety of underwater navigation. The ship was forced to retire early in January 1995 and became the first decommissioned Los Angeles-class nuclear submarine.
The incident embarrassed the US military, while the Russian army declared that the collision between the two submarines underwater was purely accidental and accused the US submarines of violating Russian territorial sovereignty. Even if the US military knew the truth, it could not admit that it was conducting reconnaissance missions at that time. It had to suffer a dumb loss and ordered the withdrawal of all submarines carrying out similar missions. With the recent intensification of the trend of the new cold war between the United States and Russia, similar dangerous touching of porcelain incidents in the future will probably continue to occur on both sides. (Wen/Huang Jinyi)
The U.S. nuclear submarine Baton Rouge was not so lucky. The pressure hull was severely damaged in many places and had to be decommissioned in advance. The picture shows the nuclear submarine Baton Rouge waiting to be dismantled in 1995.
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