- Jan 12, 2020
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The Sum of all Fears? Nice novel, but it is thirty years old (and even back in 1991 it was a bit obsolete). What is more important it describes the 'The Field of Camlan' scenario (escalation without proper preparations) rather than 'Pearl Harbor' scenario with well prepared and well calculated predictable, but not predicted (because incompetence and wishful thinking of intelligence servicemen and decision-makers) counter-force attack.Ohio’s don’t radiate noise. The SSNs are going to be killing the Russian and Chinese subs. The only way an Ohio would use active sonar, let alone fire a torpedo was if it was actually under attack. That’s pretty unlikely since Ohio’s are so quiet that the noise they generate is actually lower than the ambient noise of the ocean. I read a novel where a US SSN located a rogue Ohio by looking where there was no ambient ocean noise. But even in a novel that only worked at very short range. If I remember the plot correctly the SSN and the Ohio killed each other. Flamethrower duel in a closet style.