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America's Four SSGN Cruise Missile Subs
« on: January 28, 2017, 20:57:59 »
A very powerful addition to the fleet. :camo:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/why-china-russia-fear-americas-killer-cruise-missile-19221

The Ohio-class SSGN bristles with more conventional firepower than any comparable vessel because its twenty-four missile tubes (eighty-eight-inch diameter) were originally designed to carry enormous Trident ballistic missiles. Twenty-two of them were refitted with Tomahawk launch canisters with seven missiles each, for a total of 154 Tomahawks missiles, all of which can be ripple-fired from underwater in the space of six minutes. This is likely to be a heavier cruise-missile armament than an entire surface task force.