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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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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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Must leave successors more corrupted still."
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Re: Floaty Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2015, 10:04:31 AM »

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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.




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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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