Why not to be a skimmer.....

tiddlyoggy

War Hero
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#2
Shame that nobody has ever filmed a sub surface burst or a nuc depth charge, they're just too devastating to get close to.:winkrazz:
 
#3
Shame that nobody has ever filmed a sub surface burst or a nuc depth charge, they're just too devastating to get close to.:winkrazz:


Not enough time to make your eyes water.


[video=youtube;iTaJ-wN2Ftw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTaJ-wN2Ftw&feature=related[/video]

Theres a lot of it about.
 
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#5
Yes, most people realise that when a sub is hit, or rather the pressure hull is breached it is Goodnight Vienna, ceratinly in a combat sutuation. There is a perception from past wars and Hollywood that a surface ship either hit by a torpedo or blast from a torpedo explosion that it is escapable. Perhaps, maybe, but plenty of recent footage from Sinkexs show this to be very unlikely.
 

jrwlynch

Lantern Swinger
#6
Yes, most people realise that when a sub is hit, or rather the pressure hull is breached it is Goodnight Vienna, ceratinly in a combat sutuation. There is a perception from past wars and Hollywood that a surface ship either hit by a torpedo or blast from a torpedo explosion that it is escapable. Perhaps, maybe, but plenty of recent footage from Sinkexs show this to be very unlikely.
You don't need to extrapolate from a SINKEX, there have been a couple of live-fire incidents; even recently, you usually get survivors, often in some numbers. The INS Kukhri had 67 survivors and 194 killed (1971, Indo-Pakistani war): ARA General Belgrano had 323 killed and 770 survivors: the ROKS Cheonan had 46 killed and 58 survivors.Not good odds, but much better chances of survival than a submarine once it gets hit. (Cue the arguments about susceptibility versus vulnerability...)
 
#7
If push comes to shove I always wanted to start at the top and work my way down. Don't think I culd hold my breath long enough to get out of one of pussers sinking sausages
 

tiddlyoggy

War Hero
Book Reviewer
#15
But look at the effort you would have to go to to find and destroy us, when the link above showed standard target practice
I think even the gashest of TAS apes could get ball park enough of the few hundred odd miles range for that baby to take you out.
 
#16
Trouble is Tiddly, once you've dropped it, you've got to foxtrot oscar billy big steps before it goes off and takes you out with it. A Pyrrhic victory perchance!
 
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