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Originally posted by Brende
Super Cavitating weapons are soon to be the future of underwater warfare. Currently, the US Navy is working on its own version to be placed on the Seawolf and future classes of subs. It will be larger than the MK 48 (thats why the tubes on the Seawolf are larger than 21 inch) self guiding and very deadly. Current delays in production are due to the weapons fuel not being very safe (HINT HINT : KURSK). Expect these to start being tested in the next 5 years.
Originally posted by psteel
I heard that the super cavitation that allows such obscene underwater speeds is caused by a magnetically induced flow that isolates the missile with a boundry layer . But this magnetic field precludes any kind of guidance system????
Also if a subsonar is blind once the sub goes faster than say 20kts how would this torp be selfguiding...unless its FO guided?