The Last Jedi
This is the legendary 'SkyDiver' combined submarine and interceptor from the 1970 Gerry Anderson series 'UFO', the first one of his shows to use live actors instead of marionettes.:rofl: Aren't those models from some Tv show. I can't remember the name. Didn't they use marionettes?.."Thunderbirds" or something???
Never saw that one...Musta been in the UK. The first Gary Anderson show I remember was "Super Car"This is the legendary 'SkyDiver' combined submarine and interceptor from the 1970 Gerry Anderson series 'UFO', the first one of his shows to use live actors instead of marionettes.
Well, it was not ballistic...but the Boeing Sea Lance was the same general idea. Long distance, surface or sub launched missile where the warhead was to be either a Mk-50 torpedo, or a nuclear depth charge. It was meant to replace the subroc and the asroc, but with the end of the cold war, the program was cancelled. It would have had a 1.5 mach speed and a 100 mile range.While we're talking about things that go in and out of the water, I would like to reintroduce one of my favorite never built ideas; the ballistic torpedo. A ballistic missle is fired at a ship/s and when it reaches its terminal phase, just before hitting the water, it relases MIRVed water-borne torpedos, dropping them from the air into the water where they independently target the ship/s. It solves the problems of a ballistic missle's inaccuracy and the fact that a torpedo needs to be brought very close by its launch platform, be it a sub or a helicopter or a plane. Its a carrier killing weapon, so I guess its not too off topic.
Any comments on fesability?
Ok, you're right. Sorry for slipping into a little...ffC'mon guys..Torpedos? Etc??..There maybe a thread about torpedos. So discuss that there. In this thread please discuss CV's. OK?? Thanks!
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