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Day By Day© by Chris Muir.


Friday, July 28, 2006

submarine video: note to bad guys everywhere

holy crap batman. i just watched a submarine video of a practice launch of the D-5 missile. to our friends in lebanon and iran, please note that the missile capabilities far exceed 20 miles. and for that squatty body in north korea, please note that this missile did not explode on the launch pad.
just thought you should know.

having been a fast attack submariner, and an old fast attack at that, we didn't have all the safety procedures evident in this video. what we did have was the same type of communications, verbatim repeat backs and the like.

when we launched torpedoes, the procedures were way way simpler. we even hit ourselves once during torpedo trials in nanaimo bay when a practice fish did a 270 degree turn and punched us in the sail. repeatedly until it ran out of fuel.

scared the shit out of us. of course, we were using the equivalent of a WWII torpedo, and there were several cases where boats sank themselves with a bad run.

check out the video. it's inspiring, and frightening.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bo, those are kind words calling the "Wolf" a fast attack, I thought we were more like a Slow Sneak.

Keep cool. Hopefully you don't have that oppressive humidity that we get on the east coast, or else you'd be really miserable.


7/28/06, 10:26 AM  
Blogger Myron said...

A MK-27 enabling run failed and it turned around and found the forward engine room on BREAM one time. The A/C and Reefer plant was there. It bounced off the ballast tank a few times. That is spooky, ain't it?

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