posted on Aug, 17 2012 @ 01:15 PM
reply to post by Arikra
I'm not sure its impossible to get a nuclear reactor to be completely silent or at least silent enough as to be undetected. We've been working on
these reactors making them more and more advanced for a half century. God knows what they have done to get these reactors quiet but I have a strong
suspicion that they have found a way to keep the reactors nearly dead quiet.
Diesel subs are cool they are quiet and all that but very very limited. We played around with diesel subs too. It almost got us killed. See they are
quiet, but the second they get detected they can literally be run around until they exhaust themselves and the crew are trapped and screwed. We've
been at the mercy f soviet cruisers that would chase our subs until they had nothing left in them and because the soviets knew they had that sub
cornered they would laugh and back off and let us slink away with our tail between our legs. SO counter that huge vulnerability we opted to just go
nuclear with the subs and we haven't had that problem since.
Diesels are like cheetahs. good at being stealthy, can do some serious damage but if they mess up they are left flat footed with nothing else to
give and are screwed.
So although I am no subject matter expert on US subs I have a very strong feeling we have figured out ways to keep subs reactors quiet. We have
silent torpedo doors and missile hatches. we have silent wenches for towed arrays. I think we can keep the reactors cooling system quiet too.
Our subs are so quiet that we literally look quieter than the background like a black shadow thats obvious. So i bet the game now is what to make our
subs sound like not if we can make our subs sound like nothing. We've already discovered that we can make subs sound like nothing at all.