Thanks for the info. The paper stated,
quote:The function, then, of airborne MAD equipment is to detect the submarine-caused anomaly in the earth's magnetic field. Slant detection ranges are on the order of 500 meters from the sensor. The depth at which a submarine can be detected is a function both of the size of the submarine and how close the sensor is flown to the surface of the water.
The searching a/c was the helo, and it was only 100 or 150 feet (IIRC) directly over the sub. So, the distance from the helo to the sub would have been a little less than 1100 feet which, of course, is less than 500 meters.
So, it would appear that the game has once again, nailed it. What a nice treat to see something like that.
The one paper did say that MAD isn't used very much, but I was playing around with Cold War platforms, so it was definitely in vogue then. As a matter of fact, the MAD did just fine.
If you want some fun, try to approach and kill a Udaloy. The sub will detect the Udaloy first, but the Udaloy will detect the sub as it tries to get close enough to launch its torpedoes. The Udaloy's SSN-14 rocket/torpedo has a real nice stand off range. The rocket drops the torpedo right on top of the sub, and the sub spends the rest of its time trying to (unsuccessfully I might add) keep from getting killed. In the mean time the Udaloy races away from area at full speed, outrunning the torps. Making matters worse, the Udaloy launches its helo which essentially sits on top of the sub (using its MAD sensor) to report every one of the sub's movements. It's a very difficult situation to win for the sub.
Thanks again for your help.
< Message edited by DWReese -- 8/8/2018 2:06:53 AM >