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Originally posted by gemron
I understand that the Swedish subs' Stirling air independent propulsion (AIP) system is both quieter and more powerful than our nukes and in a hunter-killer role could do some damage to an enemies fleet.
Originally posted by BillHicksRules
The sensors and weapons fits are more capable than those on the Virginia for the task they are for.
I will give you the fact that they will not carry Tomahawks but that is not part of their tasking.
On a sub v sub engagement they will outmatch the Virginias even in a blue water scenario. The only thing the SSNs have on them is range in a long term pursuit but in that case it is a win for the AIP boat.
p.s. As to my credibility, for those with the full knowledge of this, my credibility is fine. As for the rest, I do not care.