Submarines are the original stealth weapons and were first widely used during World War I. These weapons of death can stay in water, hidden from the enemy eye, for an unlimited amount of time; limited only by the food supplies. Modern submarines are capable of full fledged nuclear strikes and carry their own nuclear reactors for power.
There are two kinds of vessels: submarines and targets – a motto of submariners.
Today we take a look at 10 most fearsome and deadly submarines in the world.
No 10. Los Angeles Class – USA
|Speed||20 knots – Surfaced33+ knots – Submerged|
|Range||Refueling after 30 years|
|Weapons carried||4 bow tubes10Mk48 ADCAP torpedo reloadsTomahawk land attack missile block 3 SLCM
Harpoon anti–surface ship missile
Mine laying Mk67
Mobile Mk60 captor mines
The Los Angeles class submarines form the backbone of the US Navy’s nuclear powered attack and their primary mission is to hunt down enemy submarines and gather intelligence. This class was preceded by Sturgeon class and followed by Seawolf and Virginia class. The final 23 boats of this class are quieter than their predecessors and incorporate more advanced combat systems.
No 9. Rubis Class – France
|Range||Refueling after 20 years|
|Weapons carried||4 Anti-submarine tubesF17 mod2 torpedoes14 Exocet SM39OR
Mines in place of torpedoes
Named after gemstones, the first Rubis Class submarine was launched in 1979. It is a class of first-generation of nuclear attack submarines of the French Navy. The Rubis class has dealt with 10 casualties as a result of a few accidents in 1993 and 1994.