Insights into the design, construction and operation of the most advanced attack submarine ever operated by the Royal Navy.
The Astute-class is the largest, most advanced and most powerful attack submarine ever operated by the Royal Navy, combining world-leading sensors, design and weaponry in a versatile vessel. The submarines are nuclear-propelled and fuelled by a nuclear reactor powerful enough to supply a city the size of Southampton. Its advanced technology means the submarines will never need to be refuelled.
They employ the latest sonar technology, using the largest number of hydrophones ever fitted to a submarine. Linked with powerful onboard electronics these provide the submarines with outstanding sensitivity. The Astute submarines are armed with the latest versions of Spearfish heavy-weight torpedoes and Tomahawk land-attack cruise missiles.
A very accurate representation of UK's newest submarine fleet from an engineering point of view. A fantastic price for this excellent publication.
And great value for money
Contains multiple illustrations and just the right amount of system information so that you are not lost into the detail. Thanks!
I bought this book to read prior to starting a job with BAE maritime services. Until I read it I new nothing about submarines, so I am glad to say that it has provided a broad and interesting introduction to the world of military submarines.
Perfect for my needs, good price and delivered quickly.