Radar sights invented for Russian underwater saboteurs

The fact is that combat swimmers operate at depths of up to 45 meters, and often at night. In addition, there is a special underwater sight-radar. This depth is enough to quietly swim up to the ship and attach a mine to its bottom. He, the newspaper writes, detects a target the size of a human head at a distance of about 20 meters and gives a signal about it. The swimmers return to the boat in the same way, only in reverse order. In our Northern Fleet, scout Viktor Leonov became a legend during his lifetime. The Army Standard electronic edition wrote about this. A conventional submarine is a submarine more suited for covert operations. Allegedly, combat swimmers of the elite unit of Italian underwater saboteurs could do this. In Portsmouth Harbor on April 19, 1956, near the Soviet cruiser Ordzhonikidze, on board which were Nikita Khrushchev and Nikolai Bulganin, British Navy Commander Lionel Crabb died for some unknown reason. The British authorities promised only in 2056 to declassify the task of the saboteur nicknamed Buster, during which he died. nicknamed Buster. Secrets of training combat swimmers There are units of combat swimmers or underwater special forces in every fleet. These tasks require special preparation. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth, a special badge was issued with the inscription “Reconnaissance saboteur No. They fight underwater saboteurs and guard the waters of naval bases. Therefore, a radar sight is needed. 1 of the USSR Navy.” Истoчник www.mk.ru The actions of combat swimmers, which are in the navies of almost all maritime powers, are attributed by some to such sabotage as the explosion on the roadstead of Sevastopol on October 29, 1955 of the battleship Novorossiysk. At such a depth, and even at night, visibility is very limited. The training program includes weekly survival courses, including in winter. In the special training section, for example, training on getting out of a submerged submarine and driving an underwater scooter to the place of sabotage and back. During the Great Patriotic War, he became a Hero of the Soviet Union “for the exemplary performance of combat missions of command behind enemy lines and the courage and heroism shown at the same time.” And in 1945, in the Pacific Fleet, Leonov's detachment of 139 fighters captured the Japanese garrison in the Korean port of Wonsan – 3.5 thousand Japanese soldiers and officers. The swimmer needs to pull the trigger, and a bullet in the form of a 40-mm steel needle, having overcome the water resistance of four atmospheres, will hit the enemy exactly. Leonov became twice a Hero. Saboteurs leave her through a torpedo tube. There is no evidence for this version. This is not such a simple matter, the newspaper writes – “adrenaline among saboteurs inside the tube of a torpedo tube sometimes just goes off scale no less than during a parachute jump.” Combat swimmers are armed with ADS submachine guns (special two-medium submachine gun), APS (special submachine gun) and SPP pistol (special underwater pistol). It turns out that the small submarines of project 865 “Piranha” built for sabotage operations did not take root in the fleet. There are two ways to exit: airlock (like astronauts on the ISS) and free exit. Three people can fit in it at once. Photo: pixabay.com Combat swimmers must be able to parachute, scuba dive, shoot all types of small arms, including foreign models, such as the American M16 rifle, and have sports skills.