U.S. Navy Has a Nuclear Submarine That Can Destroy A Country in MinutesMay 02, 2023
abroad nine years after the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki ishiro honda's godzilla depicted a monster awakened from the depths of the ocean to wreak havoc on japanese cities a giant fire-breathing reptile however was less horrifying than it would come in less In a decade time there would be dozens of real underwater beasts capable of
destroying multiple cities at once. I am referring, of course, to the ballistic missile
submarines or boomers in the parliaments of the US Navy. Ballistic missile
submarines of the class that carry on board more than half of the
nucleararsenal of the United States.
If you do the math, the Ohio-class ships may be the most destructive weapons system ever created by mankind. launch ballistic missiles or slbms that can be fired from water to strike targets over 7000 miles away depending on payload when a trident ii re-enters the atmosphere at speeds up to mach 24 it splits into up to eight independent re-entry vehicles each with a 100 or 1,000 pound
nuclearwarhead in short a full salvo from an ohio class submarine that can be launched in less than a minute could unleash up to 192 nuclear warheads to wipe 24 cities off the map this is a nightmare weapon of the apocalypse the closest competitor to the ohio class submarine is the only remaining typhoon class submarine in russia a larger vessel with 20 ballistic missile launch tubes however china russia india england and france all operate multiple ballistic missile submarines with different missile armaments and even some such submarines would be enough to annihilate the major cities of a developed nation what possible excuse is there for such a monstrous nation to
destroyweapons the logic of nuclear deterrence while a first strike could wipe out land missiles and a
country's nuclear bombers it's very hard to track a ballistic missile submarine patrolling silently in the depths of the ocean and there's little hope of taking them all out in a first strike, so ballistic missile submarines promise the unstoppable hand of nuclear retribution and should deter any sane adversary from attempting a first strike or resorting to nuclear weapons at least that is the hope as such the trident armed ohio class submarines will have succeeded in their mission if they never fire their weapons with The Ohio-class ships entered service in the 1980s as replacements for five different classes of Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarines collectively known as the Freedom 41 Displacing over 18,000 tons submerged The New Boomers remain the largest submarines to serve in the us
navyand the third largest ever built with the exception of the henry m jackson each bear the name A US State, an honor previously reserved for large surface warships in the event of a nuclear exchange.
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A boomer would likely receive its firing orders via very low frequency radio transmission. coordinates fairly quickly the first eight ohio class ships were originally built to launch the trident 1v4 ballistic missile, an advanced version of the earlier poseidon ballistic missile, however now all boomers are armed with the superior trident 2d5 ballistic missile which has 50 greater range and is capable of very precise strikes that could allow them to precisely target military installations as a first strike weapon. The Ohio class submarines also come armed with four 21-inch tubes that can launch Mark 48 torpedoes, however, these are primarily intended for self-defense and ballistics.
The missile submarine's job is not to hunt down enemy ships and submarines, but to stay as low and quiet as possible to deny adversaries any means of tracking their movements. The submarine's nuclear reactor grants it virtually unlimited underwater endurance and the ability to maintain cruising speeds of 20 knots. 23 miles per hour while producing very little noise while other branches of the military may be deployed in reaction to the crisis of the day nuclear submarines maintain a constant routine of patrols and communicate infrequently to remain as stealthy as possible each class of Submarine Ohio has two crews of 154 gold and blue designated officers and enlisted personnel who take turns going out on patrols that last an average of 70 to 90 days underwater with the longest record of 140 days being spent by the USS Pennsylvania. month-long between patrols with resupply facilitated by three large diameter supply hatches currently nine boomers are based in bangor washington to patrol the pacific ocean while five are stationed in king's bay georgia for atlantic operations the end of the war cold and especially the result of the strategic arms reduction treaty However, in drawing down US nuclear forces, rather than retire some of the older ships as originally planned, the
navydecided to refit four of the 18 ohio-class submarines to serve as cruise missile carriers to launch conventional strikes against land and sea targets, beginning with the uss ohio meanwhile the new home treaty that came into force in 2011 imposes additional limits on the number of nuclear weapons deployed the current plan is to keep 12 ohio class submarines active at a time with 20 trident 2s each while two more boomers remain on maintenance a total of 240 missiles active at a time with 1090 warheads between them don't worry restless hawks it's still Enough to destroy the world multiple times over, the Ohio class will serve well into the late 2020s and may even receive some additional acoustic stealth. upgrades until superseded by a successor tentatively dubbed the Columbia-class estimated to cost $4 minus $6 billion each to manufacture the next generation of boomers may be fewer in number and will use new reactors that do not require expensive repairs and refueling that allows them to serve until 2085. you
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