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SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby greenman407 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:23 pm

Image Anyone know what was the function of this modifacation given to Seawolf back in 1963? Doing some research on it turned up zero as far as submarines are concerned but researching the other terms , like ELF turns up a magnetic field produced at Extra Low Frequency to produce a localized field and the Hall effect sensor would detect any variations in that field. Perhaps a ship or submarine passing would be detected in this manner. Since I have not noticed any other submarines modified in this manner perhaps it didnt work or was not strong enough. Could the odd looking antenna array sticking out of the hull just in front of the sail on Akulas be something of a similar vane? Perhaps "Columbo" could get to the bottom of it. Any takers? :?: :?

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Image That little guy is Dwight D. Eisenhower coming abourd for an inspection.

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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby redboat219 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:34 pm

Must have been intended for ramming enemy ships. Would have looked great if they mounted it on the Nautilus. :D
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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby Pirate » Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:40 am

I recollect their was something similar on the Hunley, so that's probably a bomb on the end for ramming the Confederate ships and breaking the blockade. Case solved.
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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby greenman407 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 3:15 pm

Not so fast there Columbo , anyone can see that it was too far away from the sub for any of the crew to light the fuse! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby redboat219 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:26 pm

No need to light the fuse.
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The bulbous end is a M388 atomic warhead similar to the one used by the Davy Crockett recoiless rifle.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_Crock ... _device%29

Guaranteed to sink anything within a 1 mile radius :D
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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby greenman407 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:46 am

Including the Seawolf! No thanks! :D
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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby greenman407 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:31 am

Looks like a short flagpole except horizontal. I know! It was for showing the flag to the fish! :)
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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby redboat219 » Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:30 pm

Reminds me of the probe they stick in your behind for prostate ultrasounds :D
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Re: SS Seawolf special Mod

Postby Pirate » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:06 pm

That's it! It's to give the Russian Navy a rectal exam.
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