Now the labs on land are wipe out by the submarine's missiles, Chandler sees its elimination as top priority, but it's off sonar, as Mason works out hiding its location by radio buoy, which is blown up. Checking up on Scott's mentor Dr. Hunter's last message while he and his lab were eliminated, she finds leads on his method to make a powder variation of the cure, which can be spread massively like crop dusting. Infrared location shows the whereabout of the British brothers. Chandler leaves Slattery in command while he, Green, Tex and Taylor approach them incognito on land, in what turns out a Florida cult base of immune followers, which even claims legal US power.
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Ensign Mason, the ship's sonar officer, says that they will be using ASROC torpedoes to try and destroy the Achilles. ASROC stands for "anti-submarine ROCket", which is an anti-submarine missile system developed for use by surface warships to allow them to attack submarines from extreme range without the enemy submarine being given advanced warning that it would with a traditional torpedo being launched. Traditional torpedoes carried by a destroyer like the Nathan James have a range of less than 10 nautical miles, whereas a ASROC torpedo can have a range of over 20 nautical miles. The original ASROC was a missile fired from a standard horizontal rocket launcher. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer's like the Nathan James are equipped with the RUM-139 VL-ASROC torpedo system which were modified to be fired from the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System that modern guided missile destroyers use; a missile carrying a torpedo is fired from the destroyer's vertical launch tube and has a range of about 20 miles. Once the missile reaches the general area the target is in, the torpedo is dropped from the missile's payload bay and parachutes down to the water's surface. This type of torpedo can give a surface vessel a significant advantage in attacking a submarine as the ship can sit back out of the range of the submarine's passive sonar and launch the ASROC torpedo and the enemy submarine wouldn't be able to detect this launch at extreme range, so the submarine has little to no advanced warning before the torpedo splashes down in the water above it. See more
This episode is supposed to be located in Florida but was filmed in Long Beach, California. The school buses are California school district buses. See more
Americans. When the day of judgment comes, where do they seek refuge? A shopping mall.
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Written by James S. Levine
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