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Anlsvrthng

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You are making up facts. We have no idea what velocity the Connecticut impacted at or how direct the impact was. All we know is what she looks like the Sonar sphere is still attached. The nose is gone. Punched in yet the way it was attached that segment was mounted on the outer hull. The damage is to the outer hull. The pressure hull is sound so it’s super structure.
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Note that what we see here as well as other images doesn’t show the same level of damage as the San Francisco. What we see is the rear wall of the Sonar dome array.
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Again, don't be silly.

It needs a non visible by naked eye deformation to make the whole frontal section ( or the whole ship) scrap.
It hit an undersea mountain.

See the cross supports of the sonar ?
Those distruted back the force from the collision to the back part of the ship.
 

Abominable

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Quit making up your own facts. That is Bogus. The Hull was not compromised. If that was the case the Connecticut would not have been able to sail home. The Sphere is the Sonar array it’s not the pressure vessel it’s a sensor. The BQQ5D derived from that used on the I668. The nose is a composite faring. Basically she lost her bumper.
There's a big difference between being able to sail home submerged at sea level atmosphere and being able to withstand the pressure of a deep dive.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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True but if the situation was that bad they probably would have Left her in Guam. The damaged section is submerged as the ship travels. Farther we were told of the San Francisco’s struggle to maintain buoyancy. Something not reported with the Connecticut.
 

Anlsvrthng

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San Francisco hit sideways a close to vertical wall.


Connecticut most likelly hit a slope ,and the bottom of the submarine damaged.

We can make same evaluation about the ship damage, the 10% of the Connecticut crew injured, vs 70% of the San Francisco .


Most likelly the speed difference was 20 m/sec vs 10 m/sec.

The San Francisco sustained the damage equivalent of 400 kg of TNT exploding in close proxitmity on the surface of the ship, the Connecticut experienced equivalent of 80 kg of TNT explosion.
 

Suetham

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Air Launched Minuteman ICBM Ballistic Missile Test 1974 US Air Force


The Air Mobile ICBM Feasibility demonstration, 24 October 1974.

Originally a public domain film from the US Air Force, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

An air-launched ballistic missile or ALBM is a ballistic missile launched from an aircraft. An ALBM allows the launch aircraft to stand off at long distances from its target, keeping it well outside the range of defensive weapons like anti-aircraft missiles and interceptor aircraft. Once launched, the missile is essentially immune to interception. This combination of features allowed a strategic bomber to present a credible deterrent second-strike option in an era when improving anti-aircraft defences appeared to be rendering conventional bombers obsolete.

The ALBM concept was studied in the US as a way to ensure the usefulness and survivability of their large bomber fleet. After testing several experimental designs as part of the WS-199 efforts, the USAF began development of the GAM-87 Skybolt missile with range on the order of 1,150 miles (1,850 km). The only other major force relying on strategic bombers was the Royal Air Force, who also selected the Skybolt to arm their V bomber fleet. The Soviet Union moved their strategic force directly to ICBMs.

Skybolt ultimately failed several key tests, while the US Navy's UGM-27 Polaris offered the same advantages and more. Skybolt was cancelled, leading to the Skybolt crisis and an agreement to sell Polaris to the Royal Navy as part of the Nassau Agreement. The concept saw little active development until the 1970s when ICBM warheads began to become accurate enough to attack other ICBMs while they were still on the ground. The US carried out several experiments using existing missile designs dropped from cargo aircraft, but ultimately abandoned this line of research entirely. No further strategic ALBM development has been carried out, and this class of missile never saw active use...

Air Mobile Feasibility test: C-5 w/ LGM-30

In the early 1970s, the USAF tested air-launching a Minuteman 1b ICBM from a C-5A Galaxy transport aircraft. On 24 October 1974, the Space and Missile Systems Organization successfully conducted an Air Mobile Feasibility test where a C-5A Galaxy aircraft air-dropped the 86,000-pound missile from 20,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean. The missile fell to 8,000 feet before its rocket engine fired. The 10-second engine burn carried the missile to 20,000 feet again before it dropped into the ocean. The test proved the feasibility of launching an intercontinental ballistic missile from the air. Operational deployment was discarded due to engineering and security difficulties, though the capability was used as a negotiating point in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks...
 

Suetham

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The USMC has ordered additional
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from Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) in two contracts worth a total of $63 million.

Eric Ditmars, VP of secure sensor solutions, said: ‘The upgraded APG-79(V)4 AESA radar offers significant improvements in combat capability, and its increased reliability and sustainability equates to lower maintenance and repair costs, which increases aircraft availability.’

Other users of the APG-79(V)4 include the USN and
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