The first 22 seconds of a one-minute long video shows the giant torpedo, its size and a blurred sequence of what appears to be test running of the pump jet, or propeller, propulsion. Testing of the steering fin is also shown. The video was first published on the Russian Defense Ministry’s YouTube channel three days after President Putin talked about how to proceed with nuclear arms agreements with President Trump in Helsinki. The torpedo is designed to carry a several megatons nuclear warhead, by weapons analysts described as a “doomsday nuke”. If detonated outside the east coast of the United States, it could create a several tens of metres high tsunami wave additional to the nuclear blast itself.
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