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Initial post: Jan 3, 2013 8:04:46 PM PST
RMarchNY says:
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Posted on Jan 3, 2013 8:32:12 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
One rec is OK, two is spam.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 8:34:40 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 3, 2013 8:40:26 PM PST
Old Rocker says:
It smacks of shilling. But I'm grumpy.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 9:09:10 PM PST
Tom Rogers says:
Hi Rosalba, this sort of recommendation thread tends to sink like a stone in this forum. However, the other thread where you posted has managed to maintain visibility for some time. You might want to add some information to your post in the military SF thread, since the book appears to have a mildly interesting premise (or at least mildly interesting to me, and I generally don't find military SF or time travel stories interesting with any frequency at all).

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 11:18:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2013 4:53:49 PM PST
Issued by PublishAmerica? The same schlockmeisters who gave us "Atlanta Nights" by Travis Tea?

And just how long would a German U-boat last with today's tracking systems?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 12:04:49 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 12:05:54 AM PST
"And just how long would a German U-boat last with today's tracking systems? "

given that most of those systems (at least the US ones) were designed in the 1970s and '80s to track the highly distinctive signatures of large Soviet nuclear submarines in deep open water, and a German U-boat was a small diesel-electric powered affair that can hide easily in the shallows where such systems are utterly useless, it could well stay hidden for a long time indeed.
In fact during exercises in shallow water ASW operations it's quite often the launching of a torpedo that is the first thing that gives the DE powered submarine away.

Now, these exercises are against somewhat more advanced designs of submarines, but a skillful crew intent on hiding and evasion rather than engagement could quite likely hide forever (especially since any sonar returns off of their U-boat would almost certainly be interpreted by the ASW operators as coming from some unlisted wreck, they're that different from the expected pattern they've been trained to identify, that of a modern teardrop design submarine).

A far bigger question is: how would that submarine have had enough fuel and food, and have performed maintenance and parts replacement for 70 years without anyone getting suspicious.
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