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Subject: The Royal Navy And The Mystery Rudder Disease
SYSOP    1/10/2013 5:34:52 AM
 
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ruethan    UK SSBNs   1/11/2013 5:02:31 PM
The UK government says it will have only 8 SLBMs per boat. In fact, they have already reduced the
missile load of the Vanguard class to 8 from 16.
Why then do they need a large new SSBN? A 10,000 ton boat would easily hold 8 missiles, probably 12,
The new US boomers will be 16-missile boats larger than the Ohio class. It would be ridiculous for the UK
to buy four of these.
 
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