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Originally posted by zakattack
i dont now that much about subs, but what is the US top sub and how far away can it detect on enemy sub, and what effectve range can it fire a torpedo?
Originally posted by ShadowXIX
Stealth is more important then speed for subs.
But also like ShatteredSkies mentioned going fast under water is much harder it might take a few thousands HP to move a jet the speed of sound, under water that same mass would require more like a million HP to hit the speed of sound.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
The faster you go underwater, the more noise you make, so the less stealthy you are. The Los Angeles SSNs were capable of 30+ knots, but only below 700 feet.