Atomic monsters: a technique that works on clean energy
• The atomic monsters: a technique that works on clean energy
Nuclear energy has long could be the obvious answer to one of the major issues of modern civilization: how to provide themselves with an inexhaustible source of energy. Unfortunately, the numerous difficulties encountered in the operation of nuclear facilities, do not give us such an opportunity - the risk of an incident which is quite capable to cost the lives of thousands of people, is too large. Nevertheless, the engineers of many countries do not leave hopes to create more and more industrial monsters, propelled by nuclear energy.
nuclear icebreaker "Lenin"
Attempts to create a ship equipped with a nuclear reactor, made by many countries. In the US, it was a long-suffering "Savannah", and not managed to pay off in Japan - the project "Mutsu" no good (the country is simply not worth getting involved with nuclear fusion) is not shown, the German as "Otto Hahn" despite the unjustifiably high cost of service, still plies the sea under the Liberian flag. And only Soviet country, oddly enough, was able to find the right for the use of nuclear-powered ships: ultra-long trips without refueling. The Arctic was subdued because of the legendary "Lenin" and its four nuclear followers.
Flying laboratory with nuclear reactor - Soviet scientists have never been able to be penny wise. This project, which has become the only successful one of its kind, has made more than fifty flight before the accident frightened officials decided to remove him from the flight. The experiments, which were carried out on board the Tu-95LAL, kept secret until now.
Development of the train with nuclear installation was carried out in our country since 1983. Were offered several options for the locomotive, however, none of them was adopted in 1993 to establish all atomovoza experiments are closed indefinitely. The key problem of this technique is called the possibility of terrorist attacks. In addition, the real routes where demand would icebreaker, simply does not exist. However, in February 2011, the corporation "Rosatom" has announced the upcoming presentation of the composition of 11 wagons, the locomotive moved from the nuclear power plant. On this development the Government has allocated a lot of money - the only thing we got in return - the presentation of a promise. Perhaps, the icebreaker will be available in the near future.
This transportable station is designed to address the obvious energy problems on the outer reaches of the Soviet Union. TPP-3, mounted on a self-propelled tracked chassis, can travel long distances and, in general, quite fulfilled its mandated functions. The project turned only in the 1980s: a mobile nuclear reactor was considered too easy and tempting target for terrorists.
The first boat with a nuclear engine was built in the United States. USS Nautilus to be so successful that the experience of American designers were quick to adopt and military engineers from other countries. With the submission of Soviet engineers in the race including China, US officials also chose to train colleagues from the UK. At the moment, nuclear submarines have only a few countries: Russia, USA, UK, France and China.