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"How the Soviet Navy Would Have Fought World War III" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 10:30 p.m. PST

"Over the course of the Cold War, the balance of forces between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Soviet Union changed dramatically. At different points, a war would have played out in far different ways in the major theaters, including Central Europe, the Arctic, the North Atlantic, the Far East and even in space.

For the most part, changes to each side's forces came slowly, with only a few significant shifts due to technological advances.

Thus, it is worthwhile to investigate how the war would have been fought in different theaters and how the strategies by the United States and the Soviet Union would have affected the evolution of advantage…."
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Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Jul 2018 12:19 p.m. PST

mostly from underwater?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 2:52 p.m. PST



VCarter Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2018 3:20 p.m. PST


My first thought as well.

Lion in the Stars11 Jul 2018 3:33 p.m. PST

The big US response to this was the Seawolf class. The Seawolves are fast enough to chase down carrier groups, and pack enough weapons in the torpedo room to kill an entire carrier group.

And the Seawolves are scary-quiet. Not quite as good as an Ohio, I don't think, but close. Listen for where the noise in the ocean isn't.

Gaz004511 Jul 2018 11:27 p.m. PST

Wargamed as the Soviet navy in several scenarios, the most successful was forcing NATO to heavily commit to the Mediterranean as the Black Sea Fleet forced the Bosphoros aided by Warpac airborne forces…..actions in the Baltic and North Atlantic were brief and predictable…surface incursions were stopped and the submarine forces tried to intercept the reinforcement convoys from the USA whilst dodging carrier groups.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2018 10:36 a.m. PST

Interesting points….


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