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2012-06-22 02:09:19 PM
Now to build one in my garage...
 
2012-06-22 02:33:13 PM
That was close! I was getting worried that the government would run out of things to buy with our tax dollars.
 
2012-06-22 02:38:03 PM
looks like a caldari design
 
2012-06-22 02:44:28 PM
Supercavitation is wicked awesome. With it, you could build ships that can outrun torpedoes currently in use... but with it, you could also build torpedoes that can hit Mach 2.
 
2012-06-22 02:54:10 PM
Hmm, a MK48 at Mach 2 wouldn't even need a payload to destroy almost anything in the sea. Just load them up with concrete and punch holes.
 
2012-06-22 02:55:51 PM

FuturePastNow: Supercavitation is wicked awesome. With it, you could build ships that can outrun torpedoes currently in use... but with it, you could also build torpedoes that can hit Mach 2.


I would like to see what a sonic boom would look like that close to the surface of water.
 
2012-06-22 03:28:56 PM
As for the craft's audio profile, Sancoff is proud of its "silent propulsion" system that includes a sophisticated muffler system for the engines. You can't hear it from 50 feet away, he says.

Subs are going to hear it from a long ways off, though: You can't generate bubbles without making noise.
 
2012-06-22 03:30:34 PM
Despite the Star Wars reference, the vehicle that this most reminds me of is the Klingon Bird of Prey.
 
2012-06-22 03:53:26 PM

Arkanaut: Despite the Star Wars reference, the vehicle that this most reminds me of is the Klingon Bird of Prey.


Stealth ship from Tomorrow Never Dies?

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2012-06-22 03:59:41 PM

PsyLord: FuturePastNow: Supercavitation is wicked awesome. With it, you could build ships that can outrun torpedoes currently in use... but with it, you could also build torpedoes that can hit Mach 2.

I would like to see what a sonic boom would look like that close to the surface of water.


You wouldn't see one. It would be a bubble travelling really fast. So the actual matter that would create the boom isn't traveling supersonic at all, it just goes up and down.

Think "alcubierre warp drive", but underwater.
 
2012-06-22 04:16:10 PM
Supercavitating torpedos have existed for years.
 
2012-06-22 04:45:13 PM
Now, let's use this knowledge to kill. That's what sets us apart.
 
2012-06-22 04:46:14 PM

PsyLord: Arkanaut: Despite the Star Wars reference, the vehicle that this most reminds me of is the Klingon Bird of Prey.

Stealth ship from Tomorrow Never Dies?

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At one point the Navy was looking to donate Sea Shadow to a museum, but no one was interested. I think they've found someone to buy and recycle its parts.
 
2012-06-22 05:06:02 PM

PsyLord: FuturePastNow: Supercavitation is wicked awesome. With it, you could build ships that can outrun torpedoes currently in use... but with it, you could also build torpedoes that can hit Mach 2.

I would like to see what a sonic boom would look like that close to the surface of water.


"Mach 2" in the water is 3000m/s. I don't think we're going to see 7000MPH boats for a while. So no sonic booms in the water yet.
 
2012-06-22 05:09:35 PM
Now all you need is that submarine base that was on sale and you'll be set as a bond villian
 
2012-06-22 05:15:22 PM

Arkanaut: Despite the Star Wars reference, the vehicle that this most reminds me of is the Klingon Bird of Prey.


Strange; the schematic looks a lot like the Vulcan warp shuttle from ST:TMP:

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2012-06-22 05:17:47 PM
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Nope, not impressed.
 
2012-06-22 05:22:22 PM
IT'S TIME!!!

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2012-06-22 05:56:00 PM

rohar: Hmm, a MK48 at Mach 2 wouldn't even need a payload to destroy almost anything in the sea. Just load them up with concrete and punch holes.


WE ALWAYS NEED EXPLOSIVES!
 
2012-06-22 06:21:26 PM
A 200 mph torpedo.

Just thought I'd drop that reference from the article, in case any of you still need gift ideas.

/want
 
2012-06-22 07:15:37 PM

barefoot in the head: Now, let's use this knowledge to kill. That's what sets us apart.


"Man has killed man from the beginning of time, and each new frontier has brought new ways and new places to die. Why should the future be different?"

Col. Corazon Santiago "Planet: A Survivalist's Guide"

Indeed
 
2012-06-22 07:39:51 PM

Fano: barefoot in the head: Now, let's use this knowledge to kill. That's what sets us apart.

"Man has killed man from the beginning of time, and each new frontier has brought new ways and new places to die. Why should the future be different?"

Col. Corazon Santiago "Planet: A Survivalist's Guide"

Indeed


War is war; destruction is destruction. You think this is obvious. But war is not destruction, it is victory. To achieve victory, simply appear to give your opponent what he wants and he will go away, or join you in your quest for additional power.

Datatech Sinder Roze, "Information Burns"
 
2012-06-22 07:51:35 PM

UNC_Samurai: Fano: barefoot in the head: Now, let's use this knowledge to kill. That's what sets us apart.

"Man has killed man from the beginning of time, and each new frontier has brought new ways and new places to die. Why should the future be different?"

Col. Corazon Santiago "Planet: A Survivalist's Guide"

Indeed

War is war; destruction is destruction. You think this is obvious. But war is not destruction, it is victory. To achieve victory, simply appear to give your opponent what he wants and he will go away, or join you in your quest for additional power.

Datatech Sinder Roze, "Information Burns"


"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell."

William Tecumseh Sherman.
 
2012-06-22 08:34:25 PM

DjangoStonereaver: UNC_Samurai: Fano: barefoot in the head: Now, let's use this knowledge to kill. That's what sets us apart.

"Man has killed man from the beginning of time, and each new frontier has brought new ways and new places to die. Why should the future be different?"

Col. Corazon Santiago "Planet: A Survivalist's Guide"

Indeed

War is war; destruction is destruction. You think this is obvious. But war is not destruction, it is victory. To achieve victory, simply appear to give your opponent what he wants and he will go away, or join you in your quest for additional power.

Datatech Sinder Roze, "Information Burns"

"I am tired and sick of war. Its glory is all moonshine. It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, for vengeance, for desolation. War is hell."

William Tecumseh Sherman.


"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
2012-06-23 12:30:53 AM

FuturePastNow: Supercavitation is wicked awesome. With it, you could build ships that can outrun torpedoes currently in use... but with it, you could also build torpedoes that can hit Mach 2.


Unless the torpedo is nuclear-tipped the ship wins every time.

1) You can't guide a supercavitating torpedo. For the supercavitating portion of it's trip it's about like a WWII torpedo. When it reaches it's activation point it slows down and turns into an ordinary torpedo. If the ship is outside it's acquisition radius at that point the torpedo hunts around uselessly.

2) Even if the torpedo manages to acquire it can't hit. The ship doesn't have the blindness problem that the torpedo has because it can get sonar data from other units--it will know where the torpedo is to avoid it. Since the torpedo is no longer supercavitating it can't catch up with the ship.
 
2012-06-23 02:19:35 AM
Interesting. I wonder just how fuel efficient this is and if the technology scales well? The world could use high speed sea transports with the cargo/passenger capacity and dollar per ton shipping rate of a freighter/cruise ship at a reasonable fraction of the speed of a jet. Think ekranoplan, but bigger and without the disadvantages.
 
2012-06-23 06:06:37 AM
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Meh, the design has been around awhile.

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2012-06-23 01:07:00 PM
I forget who said it and haven't been successful in finding the quote via a search, but I vaguely remember one of the US military higher ups firmly stating, a year or two ago, that littoral combat is going to be the future of warfare.
 
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