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Originally posted by FULCRUM
Alpha could outrun all anti submarine torpedoes of its time, so..
it can sail at a depth of over 6,000 metres
Originally posted by THENEO
Anyone know why they need this? even if it does work as promised.
Originally posted by TheButcher
sounds like quite a weapons platform, although I do always doubt the Russians everytime they say they have this new all dominating weapon system.
Anyhow.. the news are real and they are getting even better subs, and they always had the best subs.
not true - US subs have been mutch better, as evidence of the fact that for the last 30 years The US navy has simultaneously pinged every sub in the Russian fleet! this is done a few times a year just to let them know that at any time the entire russian nuclear sub fleet could be tacken out within litterally the period of about 5-10 seconds. And the Russians never know the Yanks are there cause US SUBS ARE THE MOST SILENT......
But hey, that was the past, and if this one is as good as advertised then maybe the US has some work to do.
If that number is correct, that's unreal. Yeah there are submersibles and other deep submergence craft that can go there and deeper, but if an SSN with a full compliment of weapons and crew with months of endurance can submerge to 18,000 feet, it's pretty much untouchable. I don't think any torpedo goes that deep. I suspect that figure is highly exaggerated. 6,000 feet sounds more realistic or this boat is a lot smaller than I imagine it. What is the displacement?