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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2012, 08:37:12 AM »
Cool idea!
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2012, 08:55:17 AM »
B-50 could do same with smaller version of the sub.

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2012, 01:35:19 AM »
Last night, I reluctantly passed on one of these on ebay, partly because it was too expensive, partly because I've got too many kits and not enough time, and partly because I didn't have a specific whiffy idea for it:




From here (review and sprue shots): http://www.modelingmadness.com/review/misc/wallsysub.htm


Sod's Law, as soon as it had gone, I had the elusive idea....

It's a silly vehicle right? So to whiff it, make it deadly serious. Give it torpedo tubes, deck guns, a coat of battered grey paint, kill markings, a bloodthirsty mascot on the conning tower and a grim-faced crew preparing it for another patrol. Then concoct a back-story about it being commandeered at the start of WWIII and a "war-is-hell" account of it's exploits and fate..... >:D
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2012, 01:49:22 AM »
I've only seen this concept design once on Ryan Crierie's Flickr account but it looks really neat and suites the 1950's alot! 

Take a look:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63014123@N02/5756073647/#in/set-72157626674107805
Its an SSG with vertical launching nukes and a twin enclosed 5"/38 wet mount on the back of the sail!  :o

He has some other neat concept art too including some submarine oil tankers meant for the Arctic!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63014123@N02/5756055941/#in/set-72157626674107805
http://www.flickr.com/photos/63014123@N02/5756058599/#in/set-72157626674107805

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2012, 02:05:17 AM »
What is the name of the Russian sub that was rumored to be sunk by an American destroyer in the 60's?   And links to factual info?


There appears to be no name attributed to the object attacked by the USS McKean (DD-784) and USS Frank Knox (DD-742) on December 18, 1950. 
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2012, 05:12:45 AM »
How about a submersible landing craft?  Completely stealthy approach, total surprise when they surface and beach!

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2012, 01:12:01 PM »
Don't see why not, Germany was starting to design submersible S-boats at the end of the war - they were to sail up to 10 mtrs under the surface then pop up to attack - rather like the wolf-pack idea.  Their underwater speed may have been very slow unless Walter-powered ???

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2012, 08:58:24 PM »
I've heard tell of modern submersible RIBs used by special forces: high speed on the surface then submerge for the last few stealthy miles.
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2012, 11:23:31 PM »
I've always been partial to the Soviet Project 621 and Project 728 submarine LSTs.

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2012, 02:58:58 AM »
« Last Edit: November 02, 2012, 03:13:50 AM by Cliffy B »
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2013, 10:49:48 AM »
Frank Tinsley concept for a submarine aircraft carrier  8)
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=2504.0;attach=184698;image

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2013, 11:59:25 AM »
For a submarine carrier, I keep thinking of something the size of a Typhoon or larger using Skyhook and Harriers.

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2013, 07:53:25 PM »
My current Favorite: The French DCNS SMX-26 Cayman. Note the steadying wheels to floor and maintain position, the ample wet room for divers and equipment, and the mast-mounted missile and gun systems, among other features. Shades of Sky-1's submarine portion. It only lacks the sub-launched fighter!






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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2013, 03:19:49 AM »
My current Favorite: The French DCNS SMX-26 Cayman. Note the steadying wheels to floor and maintain position, the ample wet room for divers and equipment, and the mast-mounted missile and gun systems, among other features. Shades of Sky-1's submarine portion. It only lacks the sub-launched fighter!

Thanks for sharing the videos.  Was not aware of this design concept and it certainly appeals to my interest in small submersibles. 

Wish they had something like that for the DayZ game :)

« Last Edit: March 04, 2013, 03:53:32 AM by Jeffry Fontaine »
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2013, 03:42:11 AM »
Way Kool !!!  Very interesting !!!!
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