Surcouf, submarinul-crucişător

Sursa: Articolul cu submarinul Surcouf pe Wikipedia

La articolul Aircraft carriers versus tlam warships de pe New Wars, vizitatorul D.E. Reddick a spus:

I’ve been waiting for someone to suggest it – but it hasn’t happened, as yet.

So, I’ll just hang this silliness out for everyone to laugh at. Recall that the Royal Navy built submarines with major artillery – i.e., 12 inch (305 mm) guns. Those were the M-class, which carried a single gun of that rather large size. Another class of RN submarines embarked with four 5.1″ (130 mm) guns in two twin turrets. Some of the largest USN submarines in service during WW-II carried two 6″ (152 mm) guns. So, what am I getting at? Well, why not mount a 155 mm AGS forward of the sail on a future SSGN? Maybe by then (late 2020s or ’30s) it’ll be an electromagnetic railgun rather than a chemically propelled artillery system. So, let’s consider a future SSGN type which can launch 100 to 200 cruise missiles (hypersonic speed) and also fire several hundred rounds of guided artillery munitions against various targets at lesser ranges (200-500 kilometers, let’s say). If done correctly, only the muzzle of the weapon would break the surface of the water. Just a silly idea, really

Acest comment m-a făcut să-mi pun întrebarea: se vor întoarce în actualitate submarinele-monitor?

Ce surpriză ar provoca în cazul unui viitor conflict, scoaterea din mânecă a unei combinaţii dintre un submarin şi o piesă de artilerie grea? What if? Suspecţii de serviciu, Coreea de Nord şi Iranul.

KOKSAN cal.170 mm, tun autopropulsat nord-coreean

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Yunes, submarin iranian din clasa Kilo

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Submarin-monitor clasa M

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Dacă atunci, în urmă, conceptul de submarin monitor a fost greşit, oare ce rezultate va obtine o repetiţie modernă a acestui concept? Probabil prin Golful Persic şi pe ţărmul Coreei de Sud ar provoca suficient fum încât să-şi scoată cheltuiala, lovind oraşe, obiective industriale şi militare şi apoi dispărând, ţindându-se cu degetele de nas, către fundul bălţii.