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RAB

posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 03:10 AM
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No really if this is real and the is very unlikley, why would you sub fire a F15 there is no point.

Really cannot see the need :-)




posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 04:30 AM
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Originally posted by RAB
No really if this is real and the is very unlikley, why would you sub fire a F15 there is no point.

Really cannot see the need :-)


Maybe a carrier type sub is a smaller target than a carrier type ship?



posted on Jan, 1 2005 @ 05:15 PM
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its not possible, they are called AIR intakes for a reason and the cockpit isnt water tight last i heard



posted on Jan, 1 2005 @ 06:59 PM
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If a plane was designed properly it would be possible. The physics of lift and drag are the same. The only big problem is propulsion. Making the cockpit watertight isnt a problem. If it's been proofed for chem of bio weapons it can keep out water. NASA has been working on a jet/rocket engine hybrid for their future space vehicles and that technology could easily carry over. Plus, if the plane was built to supercavitate in the water it could achieve a couple hundred mph underwater which would be enough to takeoff and sustain lift.

The only other things that need consideration is pressure and landing speed. Alloys would be needed to sustain heavy pressures that exist underwater while also being light enough to allow the plane to fly. Also if the plane is going to be able return to it's launch sub it's going to have to be able to land at a slow speed or it would be destroyed when it hit the water.

This would be very desirable to any navy, being able to sneak a stealthy attack squadron up to an enemies coastline, attack, and leave again leaving almost no sign that any ship had ever been there. There is also the benefit of using the technology as a highspeed attack sub, like an underwater dogfighter/interceptor against other enemy subs.



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