Accession Number:

AD0862087

Title:

Status of Atomic Submarines and Development Prospects.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-05-16

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

An outline is presented of the United States nuclear powered missile carrying submarine program. Both the Polaris and Poseidon class submarines are described, including characteristics of the power plant, range, depth capability, missile characteristics and firing rates. The navigation system and procedure for determining position before launching missiles are outlined briefly. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Submarine Engineering
  • Underwater-Launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE