How U.S. Navy S-3 Viking Would Have Found and Killed Russian Submarines
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

History, Europe

The end of an era.

Key point: Washington cut some of its vaunted Cold War-era planes to save money. That included the useful submarine-hunting S-3 Viking.

Eight years ago the U.S. Navy retired:

A) Its only dedicated carrier-based tanker;

B) its last dedicated carrier-based antisubmarine airplane;

C) a carrier-based plane with more than twice the range of its current jets;

D) all of the above.

With a maximum speed of only five hundred miles per hour—many...

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