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    Granit tubes replacement with UKSK of Kalibr/Onyx

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    Post  GarryB on Sat May 20, 2017 8:10 am

    Could also be a space issue, or perhaps they have decided that they will never task the converted Oscars to the anti sub role and only want them for the anti ship or land attack role... with 72 ready to fire missiles they would be very efficient at either role... they are not likely to use a salvo launch of anti ship ballistic rocket propelled torpedoes because they are not likely to detect that many enemy subs...

    Regarding using 60kgs of fuel to climb... by climbing to higher altitude the thinner but colder air means much more efficient flight at much higher speed and any energy used to get to higher altitude can be recovered in the dive on target... that is why even short airline flights involve climbing to a cruise altitude and then descending... while descending they use a very low throttle setting saving the fuel they used to climb in the first place.

    The net result is lower fuel bill and higher average flight speed.

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