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"Krasniy Oktyabr" submarine miniature from "The Hunt for Red October" (1990)

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Images of the Krasniy Oktyabr nuclear ballistic missile submarine miniature on a motion control rig while filming special effects at Industrial Light and Magic for the Paramount Pictures motion picture The Hunt for Red October (1990). Images come from the Models, Miniatures, and Magic web site.

http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=4796
 

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Au fait, was the silent propulsion system Clancy own, pure fantasy ? Or is there some sound engineering behind it ?
 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamato_1
 

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The salinity is fine, the problem is in the power and weight of the magnets. Now, it won't work in water with a salinity below a certain level, so it can't be used in fresh water, but that's not why it isn't currently viable for certain applications.

Page 80:

http://books.google.com/books?id=ngEAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PP2&lpg=PP1#v=thumbnail&q=&f=false
 

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I do believe there was a problem with unwanted electrolysis, creating gas bubbles and unwanted sounds. Hardly a good thing for a would be stealthy submarine.
 

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Careful. In the text version, it's not an electromagnetic drive, just a pump-jet arrangement with very long inlet and outlet tunnels.

http://books.google.com/books?id=apOnHACHDwYC&dq=Red+October+silent+drive&q=58#v=onepage&q=tunnel&f=false
 

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I do believe there was a problem with unwanted electrolysis, creating gas bubbles and unwanted sounds. Hardly a good thing for a would be stealthy submarine.

Also very embarassing in an elevator.
 

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