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What are these?

Postby Casey Thrower » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:26 am

What are the window looking items on the bow of the Nautilus? Sonar?
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Re: What are these?

Postby bharris » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:35 pm

That is the acoustic window for the BQR-4 passive sonar.
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Re: What are these?

Postby Casey Thrower » Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:54 pm

When I was a kid Voyage was my favorite show, so when I first saw the "windows" I thought you could see out of them. :D
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Re: What are these?

Postby SubICman » Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:36 pm

Bob,

I know the lower ones are, and not to step on a good friends toes,I believe the upper two sets are actually windows "dead lights". I was in the sail on the Nauitlus recently doing a technical assist.....(figure that, I do tech assists on a museum!) and the place were those "windows were are still visible from the inside where they welded plates over them. I guess doing work on her is kewl, how many people nowadays can say they have climbed all through the superstructure and has sat between the fwd MBT vents.......I have a pic somewhere of that.........I think it is on my old phone.........get back to ya"ll on that

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Re: What are these?

Postby Boss subfixer » Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:52 pm

Tim,
Bob was right. Please reread the question. Casey asked about the windows on the bow. And yes working on the Nautilus is pretty cool, I've got some work time on her myself. I'm just glad it wasn't back in the day when all that nice radiation was around. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are these?

Postby Rogue Sub » Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:16 pm

Yeah tim re read the post! Might as well not had the bq4 from what ive read either.. Nautilus was so noisy it didnt work so good.
Have you been in the RC of the nautilus Tim? Guess who has :shock:
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Re: What are these?

Postby Bigdave » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:15 pm

OOO OOOO!! Pick me Pick me!!
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Re: What are these?

Postby SubICman » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:42 pm

Ok, Ok i reread it and you got me...Kinda hard to read a question when Kevin is lighting up my blackberry. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are these?

Postby Casey Thrower » Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:01 pm

I read once that SEAWOLF 575 was a loud noisy boat. I know her liquid sodium reactor was replaced as it was a problem. I always wanted to see an rc SEAWOLF, but I don't think anyone ever did one. I really wished a model company had done a NAUTLUS that did it justice. The Lindberg kit was awful.
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Re: What are these?

Postby greenman407 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:21 am

Casey, I dont know whether you are aware of it but Nukepower is involved in producing a Nautilus kit right now. 8)
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Re: What are these?

Postby Rogue Sub » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:17 pm

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