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Hellfire vs. submarine

Jeb

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...or what you will.

I had a random moment of wondering over lunch. Would a Hellfire missile fired from, say, an MH-60R/S punch through a submarine hull that's gone awash, like starting a crash dive? How much water would have to be over the hull before your missile became ineffective?
 

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Double hulls will prove this attack ineffective most times.
 

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OK, but I'm more wondering about how much penetration through water you can get before the missile is rendered ineffective? Call it an attack on a swimmer delivery vehicle and not an SSBN.
 

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That all depends on what kind & sensitivity of the fuse. How soon after it hits water will it detonate is the main issue.
 
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