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Navy's newest "One hitter quitter"

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by brigadier, Aug 17, 2008.

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  1. brigadier

    brigadier Well-Known Member

  2. MinnMooney

    MinnMooney Well-Known Member

    Amazing! If the torpedo had 7 more ounces of powder, I believe it would have actually split the destroyer in half..... which it just about did.
  3. brigadier

    brigadier Well-Known Member

    It DID split that ship in half.
  4. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    wow amazing

    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    An even better destroyer killer is an H.M.A.S (Australian) air craft carrier. Just ask the survivors of the Frank E. Evans (DD-754). It did break the destroyer in two. (Ref.-H.M.A.S. Melbourne)
  6. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

    Well, during WW II, the Queen Mary sliced her escorting cruiser, HMS Curacoa in half. Size does matter and the Queen Mary sailed away, leaving the Curacoa's sailors on their own. What choice did the skipper of the Queen Mary have? Put 30,000 soldiers at risk to save 800 sailors?
  7. Medusa

    Medusa Well-Known Member

    Ok, now we know what a one-shot-stopper looks like. Anyone care to conceal carry one? Awesome and I'm only sad we don't have toys like that.
  8. lgsracer

    lgsracer Well-Known Member

    21 feet long 21 inches in diameter. About a ton and a half. 800 to 900 lbs of RDX based explosives in the warhead. 55 knots plus, wire guidance, passive and active sonar seeking too.
  9. akodo

    akodo Well-Known Member


    next time we catch terrorists tooling around the ocean in a destroyer we can sink em fast before they get on a plane or something....

    oh wait

    should we really be planning on fighting WW4 on the sea and not in some cramped dirty city?
  10. dalepres

    dalepres Well-Known Member

    Propaganda. There are too many gaps in the video to know anything about what happened.
  11. Loomis

    Loomis member

    I like it.

    When to we put it to use? There are some russian targets in the black sea blockading georgia.

    Does anyone know how hard it is to get a sub through the bosporus without being detected?
  12. spyder1911

    spyder1911 Well-Known Member

    Old story. The torpedo did not actually hit the ship, it was detonated underneath the ship. This caused a giant air bubble to come up in the middle of the ship. Then the weight of the ship itself caused it to crack in the middle.
  13. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

    Because the next war always looks just like the last one...
  14. lgsracer

    lgsracer Well-Known Member

  15. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Well-Known Member

    Spyder1911 is right, the warhead detonated below the keel, causing the ship to be unsupported and she broke her own back. Nothing unusual, though. That's been the model for high yeild torpedos for a while. There hasn't been a naval vessel built yet that can take its own weight, so the weapons just exploit that weakness.
  16. Shung

    Shung Well-Known Member

    What I'd really fear at sea, would be a Shkval !

    MMCSRET Well-Known Member

    Just remember 2 things: 1. there are only 2 kinds of ships built in our world; submarines and targets. 2. mechanical engineers build weapons, civil engineers build targets.
  18. divemedic

    divemedic Well-Known Member

    In the war between weapon designer and armor manufacturer, the weapon always wins in the end.
  19. xsquidgator

    xsquidgator Well-Known Member

    That's what we in the submarine service call a "21 inch countermeasure"! Don't waste time shooting off little noisemakers to distract an enemy torpedo, send a couple of those things in his direction to give HIM something to worry about while you finish settling his hash.
  20. czhen

    czhen Well-Known Member

    Hi, guys
    In 1982 Argies sunk many England ships with Exocet misiles with one shot.Again shot placement rule, rather caliber.
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