China Launches World's Largest Nuclear Submarine, Type-100 "New God Of Submarines"

The World's Largest Nuclear Submarine Type-100
The World's Largest Nuclear Submarine Type-100

Militarymedia.net - The Typhoon Class title as the largest (nuclear) submarine in the world, will soon collapse. Because there is news that China has launched the Type-100 "Sun Tzu" Class. No kidding, the Type-100 which is a nuclear submarine is about 210 meters long and 30 meters wide. Much bigger than the dimensions of Russia's proud submarine, the Typhoon Class.

In comparison, the Typhoon Class is 175 meters long and 23 meters wide. It is not known exactly how much the Type-100 weighs, but it is estimated that it weighs much more than the Typhoon Class, which weighs up to 48,000 tonnes. The news of the emergence of the Type-100 was released by defense analyst HI Sutton on the Navalnews.com website (1/4/2021). According to satellite imagery, the so-called Type 100 was launched recently at the Bohai Shipyard in Huludao, China.

The labeling of the Type-100 “Sun Tzu” reportedly refers to the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). For information, the CCP was founded on July 23, 1921, and in June it will celebrate its 100th Anniversary.

This giant submarine, known as the “New God of Submarines”, can carry and launch 48 ballistic radar units - Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBM). In addition, the Type-100's bow section also houses at least eight nuclear-powered hydrosonic torpedoes. This torpedo is similar to the Poseidon developed by the Russian Navy. This type of torpedo has an infinite effective range and would be very difficult to counter with current weapons.

The structure of the Bekalang section of the Type-100 features an open hangar about the size of a special submarine. A 'sailless' submarine (official designation unknown) has been built in Shanghai, possibly built to be carried by the Type-100.

China's shift to building large nuclear submarines hints at China's obsession with 'playing' the Arctic region. There are allegations, this submarine will play a role to cut the submarine internet cable in time of war, where this tactic can be used to immediately undermine Western economies.

Despite being the largest submarine in the world, the Type-100's dimensions are still within the confines of Suezmax. This means that it is still small enough to enter via the Suez Canal. This will be important because China also views the Mediterranean region as its border with Western powers.

After all, this previously unreported submarine figure is a sign of changing times. April 1, 2021 may be history, especially the beginning of a new era of giant submarines.

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