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Soviet submarines and their namesakes:

Project 971 Shchuka-B - Pike - NATO: Akula

Project 667BDRM Delfin - Dolphin - NATO: Delta IV 

Project 667AU Nalim - Burbot - NATO: Yankee

Project 941 Akula - Shark - NATO: Typhoon

Project 865 Piranha - NATO: Losos 

Pike is a nuclear attack submarine, Dolphin, Burbot and Shark are nuclear ballistic missile submarines, and Piranha is a diesel-electric midget submarine.

The curious parallel between both Akulas apparently was entirely coincidental, and ever since has been a source of confusion among both submarine enthusiasts and experts.

Overall I like the original names more, but I gotta say, the Delta IV is the only one where I’d rather stick with the NATO name.

1864: Maritime Union?
  • Ontario: HI WE INVITED OURSELVES TO YOUR MEETING
  • Nova Scotia: what-
  • Quebec: WE BROUGHT BOOZE
  • PEI: gIMME
  • Ontario: YOUR PLANS ARE ALL VERY NICE AND WHATEVER
  • Quebec: BUT WE'VE GOT A GREAT FANTASTIC MARVEILLEUX DEAL FOR YOU
  • Ontario: [holds up a photo] this is CANADA, he's got a great place already but it's too small
  • Quebec: we all share a place but it's getting tense and we wanted something a bit more roomy, emphasis on separate rooms
  • Ontario: So in the interests of SAVING MONEY PARTICULARLY IN DEFENSE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES- [winks at new brunswick]
  • Quebec: -AND promoting local governments with control over things like LANGUAGE AND CULTURE...
  • Ontario: we have our eyes on this BE-AU-TI-FUL new spot in sunny Ottawa
  • Quebec: Shared kitchen, several bathroom, and everyone gets their own seats in the living room
  • Ontario: But we also get our own PRIVACY to do whatever weird heathen Catholic things we want to do in there, right mon amour
  • Quebec: its mon amis
  • Ontario: you know what I meant and I know what I meant so why do we care what they think