Hands off Ukraine! Feet too
Nothing sensitive, I promise. Look, when the LA-class boats had just been started to design, was something ASuW in the designer's and naval planners' mind? We here in Russian have been told that LA-class, at least four-shooters of Flight I, have been designed to hunt on our 675's Echoes "camp-cots" and NOT for defence of CBGs. Since then appeared more boats all around the world, no matter nuclear or diesel ones, and they seemto be much more concerned with TLAM launches or special ops support, and if that is the trend, they'll forget soon enough what the torpedo is. But back then to 1970s, were the 688 boat squadrons' staffs concerned with the task to hunt the Soviet surface ships? Since USN naval aviation from 1945 to 1975 paid almost no attention to ASuW, was there someone in USN then who was tasked with this job? Oral History of VADM Mustin shows that "shoe" world had not been the choice for ASuW then too. What rests? Submarine forces. So was that the case?