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To: Kenny Bunk
Guess they tried a UAV from a torpedo a long time ago though ...

The US Navy has studyied the feasibility of operating VTOL UAVs since the early 1960s, the QH-50 Gyrodyne torpedo-delivery drone being an early example. However, high cost and technological immaturity have precluded acquiring and fielding operational VTOL UAV systems.

http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/uav.htm

And one for mine reconnaissance ... look at the prop and fins ... and referenced with a 688 sub ...



Near-term Mine Reconnaissance System [NMRS]

The Near-term Mine Reconnaissance System [NMRS] is being installed on various platforms, including the SSN-688 Los Angeles atttack submarines.

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/weaps/nmrs.htm
38 posted on 08/07/2006 9:57:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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39 posted on 08/07/2006 9:58:37 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: Eye of Unk

fyi


40 posted on 08/07/2006 9:59:16 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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If the NK's faked one, then this is what they must have based it on ...


41 posted on 08/07/2006 10:00:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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To: dhuffman@awod.com
What is what, a 'recon torp?' A fanciful hypothetical born of too many video games. The photograph? An otherwise unidentified ostensible torpedo.

Perhaps not as hypothetical as you suggest.
44 posted on 08/07/2006 10:13:43 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 1 John 4:15, John 11:25, John 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13)
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