Scale makes it far too small to be a Boomer, and no sign no large topside hatches anyway.FighterJock said:Ask a stupid question time. Would it be a Ballistic Missile Submarine or an Attack Submarine? :-\
It's something that has certainly made the rounds in American and Russian design studies, but thus far has never gone to anything like this scale. Part of the reason has been that the utility offered by the sail is usually seen as worth the hydrodynamic "cost," it's interesting to me that the PLAN decision-makers may have come down on the other side. Or at least are willing to put the resources into giving it a go with this test vehicle.lastdingo said:The minimised sail makes sense considering the technological advances regarding periscopes and such.