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virginia?? - What's up with the hull

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Postby 116-1052426012 » Thu May 08, 2003 6:30 pm

I've been looking at the 3d models of the NSSN at
http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ship/nssn.htm and have noticed that it has growths on the side of the hull. Does anyone know what they are, and what they are used for?
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Postby JWLaRue » Thu May 08, 2003 9:27 pm

hi!

Are you perhaps referring to the 3 'patches' along each lower hull side?

Those are the flank array sensor pods. This type of sensor suite first showed up on the Seawolf class.

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