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Old Jul 23, 2015, 02:07 AM
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Schnellboot???

Hi,

I found these pictures on the net and they caught my interest.

Does anyone know what that is?
How it works?
Is there anyone who has built such a craft?
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 02:09 AM
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I forgot the pictures!
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 02:38 AM
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Hi Dennis,

I'd ask in the submarine section.
It's a German WW2 experiment by the looks of it, can't tell it ever got into the production stage though.

Regards, Jan.
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 02:52 AM
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interesting find!
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 05:32 AM
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Hi,

I do not believe that it is possible to dive with it as a submarine, but I do not know!

They call it "Schnellboot" and that's why I think they can not dive.
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Old Jul 23, 2015, 11:09 AM
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Hi Dennis,

I didn't say it's a submarine, I adviced you to ask in the sub section, as the underwater hull has the shape of a torpedo/submarine etc and will need a some submarine technology to work.

It looks like an experiment with what is now called SWATH, where the propulsion section is underwater in a streamlined hull (or more) and the section above water sits on pylons raising it above the waves.
https://www.google.nl/search?newwind...66.O1yfw-4C3_I

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VS 5
HYBRID SUBMARINE-TORPEDO BOAT
(1938-1941)

VS 5 was an experimental semi-submersible torpedo boat (Versuchs Schnellboot) completed in 1941 and based on a 1938 patent by a Berlin dentist. The intended armament included two 21in torpedo tubes and two 2cm cannon. Its fate after 1941 is unknown. The experimental prototype of a mostly-submerged vessel. It could not dive, but was to test an experimental hydrodynamic hull shape.

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Drug lords have been using these boats for years to smuggle drugs into this country.
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Some line drawings...



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Well spotted Umi !
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