Article with cutaway (caveat - by me) https://www.navalnews.com/naval-news/2021/04/the-first-s-80-plus-class-submarine-new-capabilities-for-spain/
Video of Christening ceremony
Usual caveats apply, full size cutaway at http://www.hisutton.com/Type-XXI-U-Boat-of-World-War-Two.html
The Type-XXI was important in a lot of ways, but had the Ursel rockets made it into service I think it could have further reshaped Cold War submarine equipment, at least in the immediate...
I have been looking at the RN T class submarines and their post war service, in particular there reconstructions. A large number of the boats seem to have survived into the 60s but I have only been able to identify 8 welded boats and 5 riveted as having undergone reconstructions. My question is...
In the mid 1980s, the Soviet Navy determined that a new weapon system was needed to deal with the ever-increasing power of US Navy carrier battle groups. At the time, the Project 949 (Granit) and Project 949A (Antey), NATO reporting names Oscar I and Oscar II, nuclear-powered guided missile...
I just came across this study on what appears to be a handful of concepts that were looked at to replace the NR1. To my knowledge, none of these have been pursued.
Nice collection of model photos from a visit to the Malakhit design bureau here:
Love the unbuilt Pr.958 SSN - thanks to a spherical bow sonar and a *massive* flank array immediately aft of the bow the torpedo tubes were not only angled in the manner...
Does anyone have any more info or even pictures of this mysterious sub?
I'm assuming it had some kind of research role like the Project 1710 Beluga and it did see some service with the Black Sea Fleet during the late 1980s.
Any info much appreciated.
These drawings can be found on the site Dutchsubmarines.com, albeit in multiple segments. The cargo submarine concept is a throw back to the WWI German concept - perhaps even the later the later "milch cow" u-boats? I do have to wonder if this design was prompted by the Dutch experience in the...