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Chinese semi submersible arsenal ship

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Jam or otherwise interrupt the link providing targeting information to this Chinese arsenal ship and it becomes worthless junk.
 

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As a concept I don't think that makes any sense. Very interested in semi-subs but that type of mast-only semi-sub seems the worst of both worlds. Hull engineering is very little short of a true submersible, safety is only marginally better than a true submersible and things like weapons launch are greatly complicated. And low detectibility only marginally improved.
 

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collins355 said:
Lots of chatter over the last few days about a newly revealed Chinese R&D project that may be moving ahead for a semi-submersible high speed arsenal ship.
Original paper as I understand is describing Chinese analog of (in)famous Columbia River SEALS semi-submerged stealth boats ('Alligators') while giant arsenal ships are nothing more than fanart developing an idea.
 

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Whooahh that's much more interesting. That's the sort of semi-sub that does make a lot of sense.


This likely ties with SCS island disputes. Basically an SF craft.
 

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Much more details
https://www.eastpendulum.com/la-chine-fait-renaitre-arsenal-ship-semi-submersible
 

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The I-SILC has conventional cylindrical dry compartments inside because the hull fully submerges. The illustration has flat sided wet-dry dividers like alligator (which does not fully submerge).

Has someone missed this?

Sorry to sound negative.
 
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