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originally posted by: SPECULUM
originally posted by: pauljs75
They might actually be up to something. Sending out their subs to look for our subs because of how quickly U.S. subs could hit everything with a battery of tomahawks. They're going to have their work cut out though, as old diesels only have a fraction of speed, endurance, and range of nuclear subs. Only thing they could have going is getting into position and sitting and waiting quietly. Other than having a submerged picket in-place looking for other subs, South Korean harbors would be the other thing they could really go after. But even then newer sonars and magnetic anomaly detectors should be able to fish them out, time to turn on some of the things anchored to the ocean floor along with the comm cables or get a bit more pro-active with aircraft based detection.
You could pack them Subs full of nuclear weapons and use them as self propelled Bombs that could take out any enemy Sub, aircraft carrier, Harbor, City...They don't require Surfacing...you could even scuttle them and just wait for your enemy to approach