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Originally posted by Wembley
Nice idea, but the US does not yet deploy supercavitating torpedoes - this would create a prblme with both propulsion and steering.
The only known supercavitating one is the Russian Shkval, which is rocket-propelled and can't steer.
Hydrodynamics is complex and the relatively blunt nose may reduce friction; but there may be other reasons too. Missiles aren't exactly needle-pointed either.
Originally posted by tomcat ha
I read somewhere that the Shkval is now slightly steerable.