Author Topic: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 21002 times)

Offline Rafael

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2013, 07:08:41 AM »
Yep. Made me retrieve my U-212 coastal raider from The pile. Now, If I could find some Nortrhop-Grumman NNEMO 3-views or Tango-Bravo Concepts to sub-scale.... ;)
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2013, 09:12:53 AM »
Yep. Made me retrieve my U-212 coastal raider from The pile. Now, If I could find some Northrop-Grumman NNEMO 3-views or Tango-Bravo Concepts to sub-scale.... ;)

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2013, 01:58:40 AM »
For a submarine carrier, I keep thinking of something the size of a Typhoon or larger using Skyhook and Harriers.
A follow-on to my previous idea, a submersible assault carrier based on a stretched Typhoon.  One pressure hull would have accomodations for the pilots, maintainers, and marines while the other would hold three V-22s that could be elevated to the upper hull and unfolded.
« Last Edit: May 01, 2013, 11:55:09 AM by elmayerle »

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2013, 02:18:59 AM »
A follow-on to my previous idea, a submersible assault carrier based on a stretched Typhoon.  One pressure hull would have accommodations for the pilots, maintainers, and marines while the other would hold three V-22s that could be elevated to the upper hull and unfolded.


Knew I saw one before: http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9401-9500/gal9498-Sub-Petrie/00.shtm
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2013, 12:59:41 PM »
Now that is a very interesting build ,indeed ... !!!
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2013, 06:37:05 AM »
Of course on another tangent, one could go for a Type XXI development mirroring the Whisky Twin Cylinders using V-1 developments:

So sea-launched V-1's!
That would have added another eliment of 'terror' to these weapon's against the likes of Britain (and for that mater the United States!). Although how long would it take for the sub's to be exposed on the surface, to assemble the V-1 wings, fuel and launch these missiles? Coastal Command was very on the ball by 1944!! But still me like the concept!!

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2013, 03:06:50 AM »
A follow-on to my previous idea, a submersible assault carrier based on a stretched Typhoon.  One pressure hull would have accommodations for the pilots, maintainers, and marines while the other would hold three V-22s that could be elevated to the upper hull and unfolded.


Knew I saw one before: http://www.arcair.com/Gal10/9401-9500/gal9498-Sub-Petrie/00.shtm


Lol...that was a fun build! Sadly, at the end, I realised what a colossal waste of resources such a vehicle would be. You'd lose all those missiles and their MIRVed warheads for the ability to carry a few planes with limited range and payload. Looks cool tho. I got the idea from a computer game in the Late 80s, "F-18", where you had to dogfight MiG-29s near San Francisco, and at level 8 you find they've been flying off a submersible carrier. I never did sink that damn thing, but I did accidentally land on it once...and was re-armed! An orbiting MiG-29 then promptly shot me right off the deck!  >:D

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2013, 03:25:47 AM »
How about the Germans transferring some of the Type IIB U-Boats to the Finns to harass the Soviet Baltic fleet? Splinter cammo, yellow sail band?

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2013, 04:53:17 AM »
How about the Germans transferring some of the Type IIB U-Boats to the Finns to harass the Soviet Baltic fleet? Splinter cammo, yellow sail band?


In a way, this did happen - look up Vesikko ;)

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2013, 04:54:44 AM »
Yep and the Type II was based on a Finn design

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2013, 04:59:10 AM »
I believe it is/was actually a German design ...
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2013, 05:04:16 AM »
CV-707 was designed by a Dutchman, built by the Finns and was the direct prototype for the KM's Type IIA boats. Or I misread it.

Amendment - nope the Dutch company was set up by the Germans - So it's a German design, you are correct sir! :o
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: August 04, 2013, 06:18:12 AM »
How about the Germans transferring some of the Type IIB U-Boats to the Finns to harass the Soviet Baltic fleet? Splinter cammo, yellow sail band?

the yellow band may have to be painted out for ops ......
« Last Edit: August 05, 2013, 08:46:30 AM by raafif »

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: August 04, 2013, 11:32:24 PM »
The yellow band denoted that the sub was being used for training purposes.  I don't think it was used for anything else.  Just saying.

LOVE the splinter camo on those subs!!!!!  Please do some more  8)
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Re: Submarine Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: August 05, 2013, 08:47:33 AM »
Finnish aircraft like the Buffalo used yellow nose & fuselage bands and under the outer-wings in combat (winter) so on the subs it could just be a national marking ....... profile above updated ...
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