Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Facing the Trafalgar.
The Trafalgar Submarine is the current mainstay of the Royal Navy Hunter Killer Nuclear Submarines. Not until the introduction of the Astute class submarines, The Trafalgar is the most advanced nuclear submarine that the Royal navy had to offer.
The Trafalgar like all nuclear submarines can remain submerged for long periods on ends. Of which, the Trafalgar Class Submarine, HMS Triumph had perform the longest submerged voyage to Australia, spanning a total 41000 miles.
This submarine has 5 tubes capable of arming and firing 21 inch Spearfish wire-guided torpedoes. It is also capable of carrying Harpoon anti surface missiles and Tomahawk cruise missiles.
All in all, this submarine is a capable formidable sub that has seen a few action in the Gulf. Furthermore, it will remain in service till 2022 when it will be totally replaced by the Astute Class Submarines.
While the Royal Navy in my opinion is still one of the most advance navies in the world today and they have been upgrading their fleet. They are not their former self. Approximately 200 years ago or so, The Royal Navy was one of the most dominant naval force in the world. Now they lack the weaponry and strength in numbers to even be dominant in Europe. Will the RN ever rise back to former glorious time?
Sidenote: Been base coating and starting to paint my Russian Fleet with the Help of my girlfriend. (Thanx a lot dear :)) On top of that, I am progressing well in constructing my Aircraft Carrier. If all goes smoothly and swiftly, I should have my US Fleet done for photoshoot time.
So stay tune!