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Bester
Project 18270 deep-sea manned rescue craft

Mission

Project 18270 Bester deep-sea manned rescue craft is designed to carry out search and rescue operations (e.g. saving crews of distressed submarines) at depths of up to 800 m. It can dock with the wrecked submarine, investigate inboard and outboardareas, accommodate up to 18 rescued persons,or lift to surface sunken objects weighing up to 1.5 tonnes.

Features

Project 18270 hull is made of titaniumalloys. This relatively small and lightweight craft can be transported by road, air or rail.It can be launched from surface ships or submarines retrofitted for that purpose.

Main characteristics
Normal displacement, t
about 36
Full load displacement, t
39
Basic dimensions (length x beam), m
10.8 x 3.2
Operating depth, m
720
Submerged speed, knots
3
Range, n. m.
10
Battery capacity, A h
400
Life support endurance, hours
72* / 10**
Complement
3