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Offline stevo qld

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Re: Nuclear Powered Subs for Australia
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2021, 04:03:24 PM »
USA or UK!

The UK New Subs are cheaper new than the USA version.

The UK is also in the process of upgrading it's fleet, and the replaced one's seem pretty good.

Whoever we buy from, they will certainly be happy to provide a sub or subs and use our base or bases and provide training.

It will probably be cheaper than keeping the Collins design going.

If it is USA, I hope they allow the Sub contract to cancel out some of the orders for the dud new fighter.

PS: One current Australian Senator has worked as crew on a USA Nuclear Sub.

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Re: Nuclear Powered Subs for Australia
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2021, 08:20:47 PM »
There is talk of leasing US subs until ours are built. So I would imagine Aussie crews would be trained on the job.

I would assume like the RAAF has exchange programs with the USAF the RAN will send submariners over to play with the USN.

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Re: Nuclear Powered Subs for Australia
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2022, 12:14:21 PM »
It must have been a topic in the old V8 Central forum about nuclear power?
Anyway Mike, does this look familiar to you. I’m sure you’ve mentioned it in the past?

https://www.netflix.com/watch/81241561?trackId=15035895

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Re: Nuclear Powered Subs for Australia
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2022, 09:25:40 PM »
It must have been a topic in the old V8 Central forum about nuclear power?
Anyway Mike, does this look familiar to you. I’m sure you’ve mentioned it in the past?

https://www.netflix.com/watch/81241561?trackId=15035895
I remember TMI very well, murph.  I was 19 years old and at Navy Nuclear Power School in March of 1979 when they had their accident, wondering what profession I got myself into.  This accident revolutionized the training for commercial nuclear power plant operators.  I have yet to watch the Netflix series, but have worked with a few that were at TMI on that day, including the control room supervisor when it happened.

Ironically, the movie "The China Syndrome" came out just before said accident.  All anyone not in the profession knew about nuclear power then was from that movie.  It was a HUGE blockbuster.

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Re: Nuclear Powered Subs for Australia
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2022, 10:50:01 PM »
Not sure if I'd even heard of The China Syndrome but must see that sometime. Growing up in the 90s with only free-to-air TV was no way to live. The selection of movies they played was far too narrow.

I like the film God's Puzzle which is about a particle accelerator and came out at about the same as all the headlines suggesting the Large Hadron Collider might destroy Earth. Based on its impeccable timing, perhaps it should've been a blockbuster, but it wasn't!