Specifications Schematic drawing of the Kilo class.There are several variants of the Kilo class. The information below is the smallest and largest number from the available information for all three variants of the ship.[29] Displacement: 2,300–2,350 tons surfaced 3,000–4,000 tons submerged Dimensions: Length: 70–74 meters Beam: 9.9 meters Draft: 6.2–6.5 meters Maximum speed 10–12 knots surfaced 17–25 knots submerged Propulsion: Diesel-electric 5,900 shp (4,400 kW) Maximum depth: 300 meters (240–250 meters operational) Endurance 400 nautical miles (700 km) at 3 knots (6 km/h) submerged 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) at 7 knots (13 km/h) snorkeling (7,500 miles for the Improved Kilo class) 45 days sea endurance Armament Air defence: 8 SA-N-8 Gremlin or SA-N-10 Gimlet[30] Surface-to-air missiles (export submarines may not be equipped with air defense weapons) Six 533 mm torpedo tubes with 18 53-65 ASuW or TEST 71/76 ASW torpedoes or VA-111 Shkval supercavitating "underwater missiles", or 24 DM-1 mines, Club S anti-ship missiles (only on some export versions) Crew: 52 Price per unit is US$200–250 million (China paid approx. US$1.5-2 billion for 8 Project 636 Kilo class submarines)

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