1970 – “Search 2” [“Поиск-2”] Submersible – (Soviet)

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Search PA pr.1832 "Search 2" [Поисковый ПА пр.1832"Поиск-2"]

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Manipulator arms are folded underneath hull.

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1 – pen horizontal steering; 2 cowl steering column the sustainer engine; 3 – drive steering column; 5 – aft main ballast tanks; 6 – the hatch; 7 – pilot house; 8 – ring cargo unit; 9 – service module; 10 – Guard rails; 11 – vertical thruster; 12 – BTF bow; 13 – lag bow thruster; 14 – Manipulator arm; 15 – porthole assistant commander for research; 17 – replacement tank; 18 – hard ballast; 19 – supporting AB; 20 – remote commander; 22 – equalizing tank; 23 – the main AB; 24 – aft trim tanks.

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Пост помощника по НИР головного “Поиска-2”
The post of research assistant head " Search 2"

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Пульт помощника командира по научно-исследовательской работе
Remote assistant commander for research work.

Interesting that the layout is more conventional to those used in the nuclear industry.

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Diagram showing movement of manipulator arms.


There were four Search-2's made. The first was initiated in 1970, launched in 1973, and delivered to the Soviet Navy in 1975.

Source: See here.


See other early Underwater Robots here.


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