posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 09:01 AM
I am sure of this. I do recall awhile back after reading one of your posts, I looked up the Astute class boats. I was surprised about the loadouts.
I should go back and check out the hull diameter on the Astute class boats. I do know that the Sea Wolf has a large diameter hull. Pretty large
around for a fast attack boat. I deduced that the Astute class boats have a torpedo room with a considerable size or the hull is bigger around...or
Remember also ..in a torpedo room we are talking also about handling equipment to safely move the weapons around. Large loadouts require extensive
handling equipment. All of this fitting in to a compact space and still doing the job assigned. All of this being reflected in costs. And costs...or
sticker sale costs/shock was one of the biggest complaints with the Sea Wolf class boats.