18 years ago – 1985

18 years ago – 1985 – Time Capsule

The cover of this issue of All Hands features a Sicilian farmer who Lives near Naval Station Sigonella, the hub of naval air operations in the Mediterranean. In this issue, All Hands reported on in-depth on Soviet submarines. These subs were almost the length of two football fields and had about 20 multiple warheads each. These lethal Typhoon-class boats are key players in the silent contest for control of the ocean depths. In 1985 Moscow also had the worlds largest submarine fleet numbering more than 380. In all, the Soviet Navy had 75 ballistic missile submarines. More than 30 of these vessels were capable of striking the United States from Soviet home waters.

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