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3 posted on 01/18/2008 10:23:30 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki
No offense, but this has taken 37 years to get built and it's still not finished? I trust this is only because Indian engineers and naval architects are absolute sticklers for detail.

Also, I doubt China will be very happy about this boat going to sea as, quite obviously, they're the logical reason for this boat to be built in the first place.

4 posted on 01/18/2008 10:31:24 PM PST by PeterFinn (A muslim in the White House would be an Obamination.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki; Jeff Head
At 6,000-tons, this sub will be pretty small when compared to US Ohio-class boomers, much less the Russian Typhoons and Delta IV's, but she will still pack one heck of a punch with her twelve missiles, each of which will carry up to eight warheads.

It will be interesting to see how it stacks up against the new Chinese SSBN's that have been coming out in the past couple of years.

11 posted on 01/19/2008 12:19:01 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: sukhoi-30mki
I doubt it will be as stealthy as the American, or even the aging Russian, boats. But for a submarine, going nuclear is a quantum leap; with a diesel-electric, you have to run on top every day or two to recharge the batteries.

WIth a reactor on board, you can stay underwater until you run out of food for the crew. You won't run out of motive power, or air, or drinking water before you run out of food. You can literally stay submerged for months without surfacing once.

I'm not terribly afraid of India. In fact, I think they're a natural ally -- they're threatened by China more immediately than we are. And if they can carry more of the freight for patrolling the Indian Ocean and the southwestern Pacific, more power to 'em.

But on the other hand, another country with boomers means more targets to track that aren't easy to track, and as we've learned from bitter experience, many times at great cost, yesterday's friends aren't always tomorrow's.

15 posted on 01/19/2008 1:13:13 AM PST by ReignOfError
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To: sukhoi-30mki

LOL, did anyone notice that the newspaper article essentially copied the layout and format of this picture here provided by Electric Boat for the Virginia class boats for their artist’s impression.

http://www.csp.navy.mil/usshawaii/va72-1.jpg

Note the cut-away segment showing the anaechoic tiling, the reactor room (identical except for some color palette swapping), the torpedo arrangement, the launching missile, etc.


32 posted on 01/19/2008 8:58:21 AM PST by cmdjing
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51 posted on 01/20/2008 8:49:03 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul politicians. The Ship of State needs a good scrubbing!)
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