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Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:52 am
by Dragonjaj
only 3 wher made we captured them after the war then sutled them so russha and england couldint studie them. Toe the japanese goverment still has the origle plans.....

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:34 am
by Coefficientofsnark
The twin pressure hulls in the I400 might have been an inspiration for the fearsome Typhoon class, in which case denying the Russians the chance to study them didn't accomplish too much.


Hmmm...

A CS military zep has plenty of carrying capacity, right? It would be a hoot to put some midget submarines into a zeppelin.

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:35 am
by Thom
I had not considered that. . . Deploying a mini-sub from a Zep might be cool, but I am guessing they could be pretty weight prohibitive unless it was a very large Zep or one dedicated solely to that function. Still though, a very cool idea that merits further research and exploration of concept!

Another thought might go in reverse, an inflatable tethered observation balloon used by subs out at sea to expand their area of view. If raised and retrieved at night, they could watch for ships lights at greater ranges or even observe cities along the coast. Perfect for pirates planning raids. Painted sky blue they might be invisible even in daylight!

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:41 pm
by Coefficientofsnark
The A/B series WWII Japanese midget subs weighed 46 tonnes. Astonishingly, that's actually within the lifting capacity of historical zeppelins, CS ones should be able to haul one or two of those around no sweat.

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:32 am
by Thom
Worthy of further exploration!

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:48 am
by Coefficientofsnark
Dang, the Hindenburg could actually carry two type A midget subs with some lift capacity to spare.

Such a zep would need some sort of suspension rig to distribute the weight of the dense midget sub over a greater portion of the structure, to prevent too much stress in any one area.

It would be a rather dedicated vehicle, but useful if you wanted the ability to project sneaky little torpedo ships anywhere within nine thousand miles.

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:25 am
by Jester
Coefficientofsnark wroteColonDang, the Hindenburg could actually carry two type A midget subs with some lift capacity to spare.


The Airman's Gazetteer says that the Hindenburg is one of Germany's smallest Zeppelins. So we can assume CS zeps are supposed to be a fair bit bigger.

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:50 am
by Dragonjaj
Thom wroteColonI had not considered that. . . Deploying a mini-sub from a Zep might be cool, but I am guessing they could be pretty weight prohibitive unless it was a very large Zep or one dedicated solely to that function. Still though, a very cool idea that merits further research and exploration of concept!

Another thought might go in reverse, an inflatable tethered observation balloon used by subs out at sea to expand their area of view. If raised and retrieved at night, they could watch for ships lights at greater ranges or even observe cities along the coast. Perfect for pirates planning raids. Painted sky blue they might be invisible even in daylight!



In a storie i use a ww2 sub with reenfoced hull and pearashutes to high dive in sert in to a deep water lake sealed of by a lock sistome its plasable but requiers a lot of teck

Re: Japanese Samurai Subs: Aircarft Carrying Subs

PostedCOLON Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:31 pm
by stormwell
Bit of a gravedig but the British beat the Japs by about 20 years.

http://www.retronaut.com/2014/02/submar ... t-carrier/