|Spies, Lies and Secret Weapons
It was a fearsome weapon, part missile, and part torpedo. Fired from a submarine, the drag-resistant (super-cavitation) technology made it possible for the Shkval to slice through the water at 200mph. The Russians had developed it and the Americans were determined to get it. But doing so would be highly complicated. Would they rely on arms dealers and middlemen? Could it be obtained through one of the former Soviet Republics? Would it take a spy to find out the real secrets of the Shkval? In the end an unassuming Canadian finally sealed the deal, but there were many twists along the road to obtaining the super missile.
Click here for the chronology and links to the secret documents obtained by the fifth estate.
Click here to see animations of the Shkval:. Animation 1