IKL/HDW Type 2000 Submarine

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It appears that the "Type 2000" submarine was first proposed to the USN during the Ford Administration when there was a degree of interest in conventionally powered patrol subs for the mid-Atlantic ASW mission. Nearly a decade later, the design was offered to Australia, where it was apparently the preferred bid, losing only to a far less developed Kockums proposal. Most recently, in 2001, the design was apparently offered to Taiwan.

Here is a diagram:

http://books.google.com/books?id=e--jJGPINe4C&pg=PT199&lpg=PT199&dq=%22german+type+2000+submarine%22&source=bl&ots=V1Jz0mBmYF&sig=qCKw8ACYLSnahiS7Cw_cwkJPt7Q&hl=en&ei=AvAOS7PFDoOxlAfsqsCPBA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22german%20type%202000%20submarine%22&f=false

I will attempt to find a cutaway diagram and further information.

Does any have any addition information on this program?
 

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Source: "The encyclopedia of U-boats: from 1904 to the present," by Eberhardt Moller and Werner Brack.

This books refers to the IKL/HDW offering to the USN as "Design 2000," which might simply be a transliteration. Apparently the main propulsion motor was of 7,360kw capacity and derived from the 6,600kw motor used in the TR-1700 class.
 

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