You provide no value to this thread or forum.They certainly drink plenty of that in the Admiralty
Where to start?
Tigerfish? Our all singing all dancing wunderwaffe torpedo that wasn't so wunder and didn't waffe?
20 years to get into service, a terror to the boats firing it, (it did manage to score a hit in tests, on the boat that fired it) utterly innocuous to the enemy. Amazing weapon, in tests to prove how wonderful it was after the Falklands, all 5 didn't work, well actually only two didn't work, the other 3 went off and missed the target.
But hey! It was so much better on paper than that rubbish American torpedo we considered buying in the 60's and everyone else did - that worked.
The relentless desire for the 'perfect' weapon or system that almost invariably sees us ended up with something that doesn't work, or costs a fortune and is decades late and rapidly nearing obsolesence by the time it does. See the GMD's entering service in the 60's with 'anti aircraft' missiles designed to shoot down Dorniers - alas, the jet age came along while we got them to work(wish), once they completed the 20 minute warm up on the valves. If ever there was a well named missile, it was SeaSlug - it was certainly slow, who needs supersonic anti aircraft missiles!
They should pin a huge sign over 1SL's desk 'The perfect is the enemy of good enough'
We aim for the 'perfect', then can't even afford the good enough when the 'perfect' fails.