The Hunt for Red October: Beginner’s Edition

Can you see it yet, children?


Red October, as any fule kno, was an Akula class ballistic missile submarine, NATO codename Typhoon: the largest and (to a certain mentality, such as mine) coolest such vessels ever built. And to such a mentality, the wealth of pictures on this site here verges on the fetishistic. Enjoy, boys. Lots of pictures of a Typhoon, inside and out. Some of the first interior ones are alarmingly damp and rusty, but I think they’re from inside the sail, which floods when the boat is submerged, so they’re meant to be like that.

The first picture is of a cat that obviously commands its very own Red October. All cats were born to command their very own Red Octobers.