In this chapter, we put the analytical tools of our model to work describing a major U.S. attack on Russia’s nuclear forces. The attack scenarios use land-based and sea-based strategic missiles to deliver between 1,124 and 1,289 warheads with an explosive yield of between 294.9 and 320.6 megatons. The ranges represent low and high levels of targeting against Russian strategic naval and aviation sites. This is a type of attack that has traditionally been an option in the U.S. SIOP. At times it was designated MAO-1, for Major Attack Option-1. This chapter presents NRDC’s approximation of that kind of attack, which we will call Major Attack Option-Nuclear Forces (MAO-NF).
Ю.В.Кириллов на подготовительных учениях расчёта КБР перед выходом в море,изучая ватман с нарисованным на нём "Решением командира...": "Товарищ Ерёмин! Ваш командирский замысел без злого умысла, похож на детский вымысел!"
Большинство последующих высказываний записано со слов офицеров дивизии, присутствовавших на подведении итогов в штабе, собрано и прокомментировано мичманом Седовым Георгием Александровичем , проходившим службу в должности старший кок-инструктор ПЛ К-251 в период с 1983-1993 гг:
— Оторванная голова мичмана, вылетевшая из башни главного калибра, поражала всех идеальным пробором.
— Нерусский матрос еб, не напрягаясь, валенок с национальным орнаментом.
— Когда я посмотрел на скелет обратимого преобразователя, то понял, что мясо там не нарастет.
— Старпом! Лично вас спасут для того, чтобы потом расстрелять!
( Много весёлого военного юмора... )
А вот ещё - бригадир устанавливает очередную болванку W87 (300Кт, почти 20 хиросим) на тяжёлую ракетy Peacekeeper (MX). Как кирпичи на стройке...
Интересная статейка вот, о "достижениях" японской армии на оккупированных территориях. "Думайте сами, решайте сами"
Scientists at the University of Illinois in the United States have developed and successfully demonstrated a sonic cloak that could make submarines completely invisible to sonar.
The team of scientists, led by mechanical science and engineering professor Nicholas Fang, announced earlier this month that they have produced and demonstrated an acoustic cloak that makes underwater objects invisible to sonar and other ultrasound waves, finally proving what has long been speculated.
“We are not talking about science fiction. We are talking about controlling sound waves by bending and twisting them in a designer space,” Fang said in a statement. “This is certainly not some trick Harry Potter is playing with.”
Rather than absorbing sound waves, the new material bends sound waves around the object, making it appear invisible.
The researchers tested their clock by wrapping it around a steel cylinder and submerging it in a water tank with an ultrasound device on one side and a sensor on the other. The cloaked cylinder did not show up on their equipment and proved invisible to a broad range of sound waves.
They then tried testing objects with different materials and densities, with similar results.
The cloak itself consists of 16 concentric rings of acoustic circuits that channel sound waves. Sound waves vary their speed from the outer rings to the inner ones, becoming faster further inside the rings. Because speeding up requires energy, the sound waves flow around the cloak’s outer rings, guided by channels in the acoustic circuits. The circuits bend the sound waves to wrap them around the outer layers of the cloak.
The metamaterial cloak can cover a wide variety of sound wavelengths, from 40 to 80 kHz, although in theory it could be tuned to cover tens of megahertz. Military sonar systems operate anywhere from 1000 Hz to 500 kHz, according to an Australian government report. This would make submarines covered in the cloak invisible to sonar, as the sound waves pass around the vessel rather than bouncing back to the sonar detector.
"This is not just a single wavelength effect. You don't have an invisible cloak that's showing up just by switching the frequencies slightly," Fang said.
The technology could also be applied to other areas of submarine stealth, such as cavitation, whereby small bubbles form and implode around fast moving objects like propeller blades. Fang and his group believe they could harness their cloak’s properties to balance energy in caviation-causing areas. Thus, the cloak could be used to keep noise from getting out of a submarine in addition to stopping sonar waves from bouncing back to their source.
This year's New York City Fleet Week is scheduled for May 20 to 25. As part of the kick-off events, four military aircraft will perform a low-altitude flight at approximately 11:45 a.m. on May 20.
The planes will pass over the Verrazano Bridge at approximately 2,000 feet, and will continue north along the Hudson River while decreasing their altitude to 1,000 feet. The flight will exit New York City airspace over the George Washington Bridge.
Fleet Week Celebrations will involve a number of naval ships docked along the Hudson River. During the festivities there will be a special events and a large number of military personnel around New York City.