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Supercavitation.

Discussion in 'Navy & Maritime' started by PeterCrisp, Aug 19, 2017.

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  1. PeterCrisp

    PeterCrisp New Member

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    I remember reading about how supercavitation was almost here and it would make possible subs zooming about at 600mph and making everything else obsolete and pointless.

    So, where's my 600mph supercatitating luxury pleasure super sub?
     
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    t68 Active Member

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    most likely in the same place as the Russian Typhoon Red October
     
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    John Fedup Active Member

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    I think this technology is more for torpedoes than subs. AFAIK, maintaining the bubbles around the torpedo is essential for these high speeds and any directional changes result in the bubble formation collapsing.
     
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    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    the US was actually the first to test super cavitating torpedoes - they did it in the early 70's under work done by Dr John Sirmalis

    the difference is that there are new processors, comms, capabilities that didn't exist then which would have made it more viable

    there are still limits to the capability though