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Marinekleinkampfmittel "MANTA"

moin1900

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Hi everybody

I have found a very unusual Project from the Germans in 1945. It should be called the "MANTA"
It should be a Submarine-Catamaran-Glider designed by Hellmuth Walther.
Able to drive on land, drive at high speed on water and also to submerge .

SOME DATA
length: 15m, breadth: 6m , displacement: 50t
engine: 2x 800 PS Walterturbines
2x 25 PS Electric Engines
speed: 20kn with airfoils 50kn
30kn underwater
Crew: 2 crew members

Here is a Picture
http://modelscale.free.fr/histoire/SubtankWM_P/index.html
Some more text here
http://homepages.fh-giessen.de/~hg6339/data/de/submarines/1944_midget-submarines/tec_midget-sub4.htm

Are there any other Pictures ?

Thanks in advance and many greetings
 
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Fourthly , the existence of tracks from midget submarines
supported the conclusion that the Warsaw Pact was responsible for the
intrusions. It would, according to the Defence Staff Report, be ‘almost
impossible to keep such systems secret in the West.’82


This is from the following document
http://www.php.isn.ethz.ch/publications/areastudies/documents/subinc/Tunander2.pdf
and here is a picture from the link you posted above

Hmmm ... I wonder
 

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Hmmm...
I made an AutoCAD drawing of the MANTA a year or so ago, but abandoned it due to more pressing matters. Let me look through my archives for the drawing and I will post it sometime next week as a PDF.
 

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OK...

I'm having problems posting the PDFs, so whoever wants a copy of the PDFs please e-mail me at:

papacavyATyahooDOTcom

with MANTA SUB in the subject line.
 

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Hi

my finds to Manta and seeteufel (submarine with tracks).

Source: book Miniponorky - osameli lovci

from here: http://www.svetkridel.cz/index.php?id=knihy&formik=ne
 

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Hi everybody

Maybe a stupid question ! How many gliding surfaces are located between the side keels ?
I see three ? Are there four !
Please look here
http://strangevehicles.greyfalcon.us/Manta.htm

Many greetings and thanks a lot for help
 

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Hi everybody

Somebody knows this ? It would be very helpful!
Please look here http://www.prismnet.com/~moki/subfiles

Many greetings
 

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Interesting stuff, moin1900. I suspect that the wheels were to allow handling ashore and launch via a slipway - they wouldn't have been much use on the seabed! It might work quite well as a single-purpose coastal defence craft.

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