The Hunt for Red October: Typhoon Spy Photo Identified

When Jack Ryan is briefing the Joint Chiefs and the President’s National Security Advisor, one of the photos projected on the screens behind him is an angled, rear view of a Typhoon-class sub, allegedly the Red October.


Later, we get a brief close-up of that shot.

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There aren’t that many pictures of Typhoons online, and using certain ‘landmarks’ in the photo, I was able to positively ID it as this image:


This is the only copy I have been able to find online. I found it here:

I have no idea where it came from originally, but it must have been created after 1980 and prior to 1990.


Author: Staff Writer

Thirty-something graphic designer trapped in a boring part of Florida.

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