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Since Subs are here and CVs are here.

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You've heard of the flying boat, but have you ever encountered the flying submarine?

WW2 was a time of great innovation in the aviation world. Even before the global conflict, militaries scrambled to develop cutting-edge concepts to give them the edge in any upcoming war. One such concept that didn't quite see the light of day was one that combined the stealth of a submersible with the speed of an aircraft. This, ladies and gentlemen, was the flying submarine!

Yes this was actually a thing - I'm not making it up! So, how on earth did this crazy concept come about? Well, whilst studying at the Naval Engineering Institude in Russia, engineer Boris Ushakov drew up plans for a submersible aircraft as part of his work. After a promising start with interest from the Russian Navy and some development, in the end nothing much came of the project due to its impractical complexity and limited usefulness. You usually have to compromise when it comes to a mix of two types of craft - none more so than the flying submarine!

https://www.flitetest.com/articles/the-flying-submarine-story

 

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Don't give WG ideas. They'll make some stupid Russian CV with these planes that dive under water and shoot torpedoes while going 150+ km/h. Why? Because Russian balance.

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2 minutes ago, otakuben said:

Don't give WG ideas. They'll make some stupid Russian CV with these planes that dive under water and shoot torpedoes while going 150+ km/h. Why? Because Russian balance.

They'll make it so that Russian CV that can dive underwater and launch its planes submerged too.

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What an interesting yet compromised design.

Specializes and excels at nothing, but does just a little bit of everything.

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Flying sub, etc etc...

29 minutes ago, Sovereigndawg said:

in Russia, engineer Boris Ushakov drew up plans

Ah there it is. Great article!

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Something a little more believable....

 

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1 hour ago, otakuben said:

Don't give WG ideas. They'll make some stupid Russian CV with these planes that dive under water and shoot torpedoes while going 150+ km/h. Why? Because Russian balance.

 

1 hour ago, 1SneakyDevil said:

They'll make it so that Russian CV that can dive underwater and launch its planes submerged too.

No kidding that's how sub-launched planes will work. They won't have to surface to launch or recover. They "apply" the same proecss used by surface ships that don't have to maneuver to launch or stop to recover aircraft.

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