April 23 2012
A recently retired submarine commander has had harsh words for Australia's fleet of Collins-class diesel-powered submarines, reports the Australian.
Cmdr. James Harrap, a 20-year veteran, described the sub's powerplants as "the least reliable diesel engines ever built" and said efforts to upgrade the boats would only diminish their poor performance.
The commander has just written a piece on the subs for the Australia Pacific Defence Reporter. Harrap commanded HMAS Waller and...
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