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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2015, 11:15:46 AM »
Amphibian inspiration




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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2015, 03:13:47 AM »
A lightweight piece on 'Unique Ships of the USN', from USNI:
http://news.usni.org/2015/01/30/unique-ships-u-s-navy#sthash.XepsHUCa

An online book on the NR-1, the USN's nuke powered deep submersible.
http://nr-1-book.com/index.html



Note the wheels on the bottom, shades of Simon Lake's early designs.
http://www.simonlake.com

Be aware that the Lake site is a family/fan site, so take some of the statements/claims with a grain of salt.  ;)
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2015, 03:03:36 AM »
Something a little different to maybe get some out of the box ideas:  a representation of a submersible on the moon Europa:

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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2015, 01:30:26 PM »
Probably stretching it a bit (or perhaps ludicrously) far, but how about, floating through the air, i.e. a hot air balloon, dirigible or blimp, or floating through space?  Can you float through time or maybe dimensions?

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Offline Weaver

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2015, 11:15:14 AM »
Weaver, look aft on the Kara.  There's a twin arm launcher for SA-N-1 or 3 back there by a twin 57mm  :)

Oh I know, but Headlights radar was always installed in the same arc as the launchers on RL Soviet ships. |'m not sure if SA-N-3 could be controlled by an FCS that wasn't in it's initial arc of fire.
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: February 08, 2015, 11:16:56 AM »
... and in a movie based on a comic-book about people with laser-eye blast, control of metal objects (ferrous or not) etc., etc.

It's all a complete fantasy, so why in hell would the tech detais of military hardware be required to be factually correct.
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They're not, but since they've gone to the trouble of copying real-world systems fairly accurately, it's legitimate to discuss whether their overall design would work or not.
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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2015, 11:46:29 PM »
"Radials growl, inlines purr, jets blow!"  -Anonymous

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2015, 07:21:11 AM »
A couple of closely related late '30s oddities from Saunders-Roe.
The cockpit is in the hull/float, the upper position is for the gunner.

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2015, 03:45:22 PM »
A couple of closely related late '30s oddities from Saunders-Roe.
The cockpit is in the hull/float, the upper position is for the gunner.




Beautiful!

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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2015, 04:08:14 AM »
US 20,000 ton cruiser sub concept from 1920, it was to use multiple parallel pressure hulls because
of diameter limitations imposed by available technology. Main turrets were hemispherical to resist
pressure. The smaller turrets carried twin 4"/50 cal guns.



From Friedman, U.S. Submarines Through 1945.
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2015, 04:10:43 AM »
Interesting
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2015, 08:21:07 AM »
Check the "Spring Styles #1" link above.  There's more "cruiser subs" in there including ones with triple 8" turrets.
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2015, 09:09:31 AM »
Yep, and Friedman's book also has a table comparing the specifics of those various smaller concepts.  ;)
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: March 24, 2015, 05:52:58 AM »
Anyone?


Or maybe rotor ship?


Or Parsons's  Turbinia?
« Last Edit: March 24, 2015, 05:56:50 AM by Artoor_K »
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