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    HMS Ambush

    Navy's Deadly Hunter Killer submarine is capable of hearing a ship leaving port in New York... while sat underwater in the English Channel




    Awesome: HMS Ambush, which was built by BAE Systems, is believed to be the world's most powerful nuclear attack submarine. Her huge weapons payload includes super-accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and Spearfish torpedoes for fighting other vessels

    “Attack with aggression, but always have a plan of retreat”

  • #2
    Originally posted by wellsfargo View Post
    HMS Ambush

    Navy's Deadly Hunter Killer submarine is capable of hearing a ship leaving port in New York... while sat underwater in the English Channel




    Awesome: HMS Ambush, which was built by BAE Systems, is believed to be the world's most powerful nuclear attack submarine. Her huge weapons payload includes super-accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and Spearfish torpedoes for fighting other vessels

    “Attack with aggression, but always have a plan of retreat”

    It will be interesting to see if the ship lives up to the expectations.
    Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wellsfargo View Post
      HMS Ambush

      Navy's Deadly Hunter Killer submarine is capable of hearing a ship leaving port in New York... while sat aground off the Scottish coast.
      There, fixed it for you!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by drivin-fool View Post
        It will be interesting to see if the ship lives up to the expectations.
        Or if her Commanding Officer can avoid grounding her...

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        • #5
          Or ramming a French sub.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Anacreon View Post
            Or ramming a French sub.

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            • #7
              More pics etc here:-

              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...h-channel.html

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              "You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life." Churchill

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              • #8
                It appears that not all is well with the design of this series of submarine. I admit I don't know the validity of articles in the "The Guardian".

                Slow, leaky, rusty: Britain's £10bn submarine beset by design flaws

                Exclusive: Royal Navy's HMS Astute 'has a V8 engine with a Morris Minor gearbox'

                The Royal Navy's new multibillion pound hunter-killer submarine, HMS Astute, has been beset by design and construction flaws that have raised doubts about its performance and potential safety.
                The Guardian can reveal that Astute, the first of seven new submarines costing £9.75bn, has been unable to reach its intended top speed.
                At the moment, the boat, heralded as the most sophisticated submarine ever built for the navy, cannot sprint to emergencies or away from an attack – an essential requirement for a hunter-killer boat.
                It would also be incapable of keeping pace with the Royal Navy's new aircraft carriers, which will be able to travel at more than 30 knots and need the submarines to protect them. One source told the Guardian the boat had a "V8 engine with a Morris Minor gearbox".

                Other problems that have affected the boat in recent months include:
                • Flooding during a routine dive that led to Astute performing an emergency surfacing.
                • Corrosion even though the boat is essentially new.
                • The replacement or moving of computer circuit boards because they did not meet safety standards.
                • Concern over the instruments monitoring the nuclear reactor because the wrong type of lead was used.
                • Questions being raised about the quality and installation of other pieces of equipment.
                • Concern reported among some crew members about the Astute's pioneering periscope, that does not allow officers to look at the surface "live".
                The MoD confirmed Astute had suffered some "teething problems" during sea trials. "It is normal for first of class trials to identify areas where modifications are required and these are then incorporated into later vessels of the class," a spokesman said.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PitchRate View Post
                  It appears that not all is well with the design of this series of submarine. I admit I don't know the validity of articles in the "The Guardian".
                  Not bad considering It's one of the most complicated of war machines. Takes time for the bugs to be ironed out. Anyway! The Guardian isn't what you would call a pro nuclear, pro military rag.

                  Paul
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                  All human ills he can subdue,
                  Or with a bauble or medal
                  Can win mans heart for you;
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                  To make a megloamaniac bright;
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by johns624 View Post
                    There, fixed it for you!
                    Running aground is one thing, giving your subs viking burials in port is another!

                    Paul
                    ‘Tis said his form is tiny, yet
                    All human ills he can subdue,
                    Or with a bauble or medal
                    Can win mans heart for you;
                    And many a blessing know to stew
                    To make a megloamaniac bright;
                    Give honour to the dainty Corse,
                    The Pixie is a little shite.

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                    • #11
                      Change the thread title to Australian Collins Class subs and we'd see similar issues.
                      "In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason."
                      Ernest Hemingway.

                      "The more I learn about people, The more I love my dog".
                      Mark Twain.

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