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Pentagon plans 'flying submarine'

July 6, 2010 | Comment icon 19 comments



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The Pentagon is planning to develop a flying submarine than can travel at high speed in and out of the water.
Pentagon researchers are attempting to develop a military vehicle which can travel underwater like a submarine before bursting out of the waves and flying like an aeroplane.


Source: Telegraph | Comments (19)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #10 Posted by Ryinrea 12 years ago
Now that you mentioning, it Die Checker I'm just loling at how it looks like the manta rays ship which is from the Aqualine system in Galaxy 3 from the game Elite. Which I kind of looked in too after your mentioning that it looked like a comic book super hero movie thing.
Comment icon #11 Posted by SpiderCyde 12 years ago
I remember reading somewhere that military tech and R & D was some 40 years more advanced than anything the public has currently seen. Things like this probably already exist.
Comment icon #12 Posted by glyndowers heir 12 years ago
I remember reading somewhere that military tech and R & D was some 40 years more advanced than anything the public has currently seen. Things like this probably already exist. Yeah 40 years is about right- Heres one Irwin Allen prepared earlier!
Comment icon #13 Posted by questionmark 12 years ago
I remember reading somewhere that military tech and R & D was some 40 years more advanced than anything the public has currently seen. Things like this probably already exist. By your rule in 1920... because either in '58 or 59 (I would have to look it up) Popular Mechanics already had this "news article". This one of the "all Summers again" stories.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Drunkenparrot 12 years ago
First thing I thought of was Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as well. For those to young to remember, it looks hokey today but it was reasonably inspiring on saturday afternoon as a kid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4FHXcnZS3Y I see some merit for this technology in special forces ops but not as any kind of strategic platform, as Sakari commented we already have the proven B2 (as well as our current SSBN/SSGN fleet) in the global strike roll.
Comment icon #15 Posted by Wreck7 12 years ago
I saw a civilian version of this a few years ago. Because of its shape it stays just below the surface at low speeds. As it speeds up it comes out of the water like a hydrofoil and then gets airborne and cruises about 70mph. It would fly about 10 feet off the surface. Maybe this is what they are talking about. Rex
Comment icon #16 Posted by Sakari 12 years ago
Things can happen......
Comment icon #17 Posted by Samuronin 12 years ago
The Stealth Bomber is not good enough? Yeah they went from BlackBird ot Black D*ck.
Comment icon #18 Posted by FLEMBOT 12 years ago
Hey everybody, I've been thinking about this since it first appeared in the media. IMO I reckon this is deffinately doable. It seems like the finished product will be a black opps insertion vehicle (or something similar). The biggest problem is the power source for the submerged segment of the mission. Fuel cells are possible but heavy, I was thinking maybe a very small say 100 HP or so oxygen/hydrogen jet turbine coule be used. It may be possible to get the exhaust to condense before it gets to the surface to make it more stealthy. A flooding cockpit gets rid of any pressure/bouyancy issues a... [More]
Comment icon #19 Posted by danielost 12 years ago
this is not the first time this idea has been on the usa black board.


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