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Re: New experimental Chinese submarine
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2019, 04:55:31 pm »
The minimised sail makes sense considering the technological advances regarding periscopes and such.

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Re: New experimental Chinese submarine
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2019, 09:38:08 pm »
The minimised sail makes sense considering the technological advances regarding periscopes and such.
It's something that has certainly made the rounds in American and Russian design studies, but thus far has never gone to anything like this scale. Part of the reason has been that the utility offered by the sail is usually seen as worth the hydrodynamic "cost," it's interesting to me that the PLAN decision-makers may have come down on the other side. Or at least are willing to put the resources into giving it a go with this test vehicle.

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Re: New experimental Chinese submarine
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 08:17:48 am »
A UUV which is designed to bottom out and sit on the sea floor for prolonged periods of time prior to activating?

Or an iterative test vehicle which is being used to test things other than breakthrough propulsion technologies (e.g. the next vehicle will test that annular electric drive, or it is being tested somewhere else)?