Banner Ad 1

K19 = K81 - Juliett class

Place for general submarine conversation

Postby FX Models » Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:10 am

I dig up tidbits from time to time and I discovered that the Juliett class sub in Providence RI, was the K81 diesel boat that was used and made up for the movie K-19. How about that? The old boat is a giant movie prop.

I thought that was cool... :cool: what can I say...

Marc
User avatar
FX Models
Registered User
 
Posts: 169
Joined: Sat Feb 22, 2003 12:17 am
Location: Lat: 41 Deg 33M Long -72.3 Deg

Postby Seawolf » Sat Aug 09, 2003 12:43 am

I've seen the behind the screen for K-19, and yes, they use the old boat and actually add some 'compartment' to have the exact lenght of the Hotel class boat :)

interesting huh :)
Fiat - Jakarta (Indonesia)
sshhh.... rig ship for ultra silent..........
User avatar
Seawolf
Registered User
 
Posts: 108
Joined: Tue Mar 04, 2003 1:35 am
Location: Indonesia - Jakarta

Postby subdude » Sun Aug 10, 2003 12:33 am

If you get in the area, take the tour of the boat. Very interesting! According to the tour guide, they added about 100' to the hull with a fake extension, and also built a fake sail to cover up the real one.

The real sail is one of the most interesting pieces of submarine construction I've seen. The entire forward part of the sail rotates 180 degrees to bring the fire control radar into use, and then rotate sback to streamline and protect it. Very, very cool, and would make an awesome R/C subject!

Jim Butt
Underwater, the ONLY way to fly!

SubCommittee member #0069 (since the dawn of time)
User avatar
subdude
SubCommittee Member
 
Posts: 384
Joined: Mon Feb 17, 2003 12:10 am
Location: South Central PA


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot]