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Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday Fun Film: ASROC - "Anti-Submarine Rocket" Stuff and Big Boom!

Back in the day:






Oh, and about that ASROC nuclear warhead:



In case you missed it - you didn't want to fire one of these things upwind from your position:
 " . . . as the base surge spread to its full size, it began to drift downwind, a feature which needs to be taken into careful account in the tactical use of this weapon."
Well, yeah.

5 comments:

  1. The tactical memnomic was "Ass to the blast and step on the gas" as I recall. Cogent advice.

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    1. And then go upwind!

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    2. Right! There was even a maneuvering board problem for calculating when and what course as I recall.

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    3. Anonymous8:22 AM

      I recall a DRT template to use with them, closest I got was exercises, probably just as well.

      Shadow

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  2. Anonymous10:14 AM

    When I was a very junior officer, my department head had been on Agerholm during the test. It was apparently quite an experience, he was surprised that it didn't sink the ship.

    Shadow

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