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Tories call for new nuclear subs

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
CheefTiff said:
I agree that we do need something nuclear - I said so earlier. I just feel that it has to be flexible, reasonably cheap and probably not submarine launched this being a very expensive option unless it can be loaded and fired from any submarine.

Well a TLAM with a nuclear warhead CAN be launched from the torpedo tubes of ANY submarine, while some USN boats have the Vertical Launch System mounted externally. It has to be cheaper than a surface-launched system when you take into account the extra protection force required for a ship-launched version. That ship would become a very high value unit, even more than a carrier, which would also be required for CAP.
 

clanky

War Hero
Not sure if discussing the operating range of the V boats is that good an idea either. I will say that if we need to hit to hit a target east of Russia then we just send the boat further east! This would,nt neccesarily require a base in the Far East(tho it would be nice).Its not like they need refuelling!

As an aside, is this the longest a thread has gone without anyone mentioning a certain training establshment? If it is, congratulations gentlemen!
 
The Arctic Circle and its Ice cap are the obvious place for Sm launched
ICBM . Why go round when you can go over the top.


As for the Uk and its seat on the Security Council well if it depends on Nuc capability we've already qualified with the various delivery systems that have been around for quite a while ---------not necessarily the MAD types either.

What this country should be concentrating on is building an efficient anti missile system . The US is apparently concentrating on an airborne laser weapon to combat incomers.

Bad news for Submarines in general is the Nuc Depth bomb!!
 

clanky

War Hero
CheefTiff said:
Sunshine, my only sunshine.
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know dear how much we miss you
please don't take my IC BM away

I'm sure you'll be able to complete this ditty CT :p

All things bright and beautiful
All creatures great and small..........
 

Geoff_Wessex

Lantern Swinger
Greenie said:
The Arctic Circle and its Ice cap are the obvious place for Sm launched
ICBM . Why go round when you can go over the top.


As for the Uk and its seat on the Security Council well if it depends on Nuc capability we've already qualified with the various delivery systems that have been around for quite a while ---------not necessarily the MAD types either.

What this country should be concentrating on is building an efficient anti missile system . The US is apparently concentrating on an airborne laser weapon to combat incomers.

Bad news for Submarines in general is the Nuc Depth bomb!!

What, fire a missile through the ice? No chance. Agree with the point about using the Arctic Circle, but not sure that all the possible targets would be in range.

Not sure that the UNSC has 'qualifications' - it was put together by those countries that, in the 1940s, were the superpowers of the day.

The US is concentrating on airborne laser system? Or is that a spaceship/satellite system? To join that we'd either have to pay the Septics or try to get Europe to join us..... mmm that's what I think too.

Best to leave that last paragraph out of this Forum.
 
Geoff_Wessex said:
Greenie said:
The Arctic Circle and its Ice cap are the obvious place for Sm launched
ICBM . Why go round when you can go over the top.


As for the Uk and its seat on the Security Council well if it depends on Nuc capability we've already qualified with the various delivery systems that have been around for quite a while ---------not necessarily the MAD types either.

What this country should be concentrating on is building an efficient anti missile system . The US is apparently concentrating on an airborne laser weapon to combat incomers.

Bad news for Submarines in general is the Nuc Depth bomb!!

What, fire a missile through the ice? No chance. Agree with the point about using the Arctic Circle, but not sure that all the possible targets would be in range.

Not sure that the UNSC has 'qualifications' - it was put together by those countries that, in the 1940s, were the superpowers of the day.

The US is concentrating on airborne laser system? Or is that a spaceship/satellite system? To join that we'd either have to pay the Septics or try to get Europe to join us..... mmm that's what I think too.

Best to leave that last paragraph out of this Forum.


The Yank system is based on 747 aircraft as the carrier vehicle with a super efficient laser emitter on board . Satellite /space ships at the moment aint big enough to house the required equipment to disable missiles by laser beam.
 
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