Skip to comments.Shanghai to San Francisco in 100 minutes by Chinese supersonic submarine
Posted on 08/24/2014 6:00:06 AM PDT by sukhoi-30mki
click here to read article
Watch out for those whales.
But what about the whales and dolphins?
That was my first thought. It would be like hitting a moose doing 90 mph.
I believe H&K has a Spec Op’s underwater pistol firing a bullet designed to create a supercavitation bubble thereby permitting it greater range than an ordinary bullet fired underwater.
Babylon fell in one night. Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
I Reckon bubble wrap didn’t work?
LOL the Chinese are usually relatively sane even with their grand plans but this is Iran level stupid.
Ejecting gas through the nose (or mouth) thereby creating bubble of surrounding air, and a super cavity in its wake... Obama?
Basically, the equivalent of a sub-space bubble allowing the Enterprise to travel at warp speed...
If the sub is under water there must be a source for the gas to be ejected from the nose?
What am I missing here ?
My first thought was about how a guided torpedo at those speeds means whatever you shoot at is dead with no recourse. Now a military submarine using the tech might be questionable since I cannot imagine this permits one iota of stealth (or detection outside the bubble for that matter).
Explosions underwater are already worse than in air due to the containment provided by the water. If you can lob a high supersonic torpedo at a carrier from range, it is dead - just plain, no bones about it dead. If you can get the range on such a torpedo up to maybe 100 miles or so, no surface vessel is safe.
This tech has very disturbing possibilities when it comes to the balance of sea power.
Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
All this courtesy of the technology stolen from the US,Britain,Germany and Japan.Remember,boys and girls...every single Chinese diplomat,businessman,student and tourist in an industrialized country is engaged in *some* kind of spying,either industrial,diplomatic or military.
Thanks to our enlightened leadership, the US doesn’t need to waste resources on such ‘bleeding edge’ defense technologies.
Our superior diplomatic response allows the apologizer-in- chief to maneuver through international incidents with mere token military response, ‘leading from behind’ in dear leader’s words.
By allowing aggressive nations/factions to pursue their cultural goals free from US oppression, Hussein I frees up much needed military resources for the war on America at home, including those dratted right wing terrorists.
What do you call a supercavitating submarine that collides with a whale, dolphin, shark, or big grouper?
Answer: Fish Bait!
Financed by trade surpluses with the US and other developed nations over the past few decades. Not to mention untold amounts of reverse engineered technology and technology stolen by various other means.
It would be a MAD type scenario because you would know the firing point and be able send a response torpedo towards it.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.