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CDROM 21st Century guide to US Submarines - query

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Postby pccitgo99 » Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:59 am list this title. It seems to be one a group of CDs that are basically Adobe Acrobat books gleaned from various sources. Has anyone checked this out ? Here is what the advertising says. Tempting, but I wonder?

This incredible CD-ROM provides a comprehensive guide to the fleet of submarines operated by the U.S. Navy, along with a review of the history of the submarine and the technology behind today's awesome machines. Using advanced technology, submarines are an invaluable sensor and weapons system platform. Our strategic nuclear missile fleet has helped deter nuclear attacks, making America safer. This detailed material is heavily illustrated with color photographs, historical pictures, drawings, tables, and charts.
Topics covered include:

* Atlantic and Pacific Fleets of Nuclear Fast Attack (SSN) and Ballistic Missile (SBN) Submarines
* Seawolf submarines, Squadrons and Submarines
* Los Angeles (SSN 688) class submarines
* Ohio class Trident submarines
* Tomahawk cruise missiles
* Submarine Warfare Division
* Trident SSGN configuration to carry Tomahawk cruise missiles and Special Operations Forces troops, along with Undersea Unmanned Vehicles (UUVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
* Virginia-class Attack Submarines
* Acoustic Superiority, Electronic Warfare
* Integrated Undersea Surveillance
* One Hundred Year Anniversary of First U.S. Navy Submarine (USS Holland, 1900) and History of the Submarine
* Submarine Technology Through the Years
* German and American Submarine Campaigns of World War II
* Mine Warfare
* Communications and Networks
* High-Frequency Sonar
* Torpedoes
* NR-1 nuclear powered search and recovery submarine
* Strategic systems programs - keeping our seaborne deterrent armed and ready
* Long-Term Mine Reconnaissance System (LMRS)
* Air-independent Propulsion History
* Soviet Designs - Project 607, 621, 664, 748
* All-Electric Designs of the Future
* Personnel aboard Subs
* Navy Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Georgia
* Navy Submarine Base, Bangor
* Navy Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, Rhode Island
* Much more

Over 12,000 pages are reproduced using Adobe Acrobat PDF software - allowing direct viewing on Windows and Apple Macintosh systems. Reader software is included. Our CD-ROMs are privately-compiled collections of official public domain U.S. government files and documents - they are not produced by the federal government. They are designed to provide a convenient user-friendly reference work utilizing the benefits of the Adobe Acrobat format to uniformly present thousands of pages that can be rapidly reviewed, searched by finding specific words, or printed without untold hours of tedious research and downloading. Vast archives of important public domain government information that might otherwise remain inaccessible are available for instant review no matter where you are. This book-on-a-disc makes a great reference work and educational tool. There is no other reference that is as fast, convenient, comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and portable - everything you need to know, from the federal sources you trust.

Postby Seahawk » Sat Jan 31, 2004 4:42 pm

Here's a link to the page on amazon:

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Postby JWLaRue » Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:44 pm

I bought this CDrom not knowing exactly what to expect.

It is an interesting collection of mostly web pages that have been pulled off the Internet. While there are a good number of pages of material on the CDrom, you really need an active link to the Internet to get down to the details.

Given a link to the Internet, the real value of this CDrom is somewhat limited and questionable.


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