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Ictineo II model pictures - Beautiful pictures of first steam sub

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Postby Bob the Builder » Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:17 pm

I was browsing the Scale Model Website and happened across this beautiful model of the Ictineo II - the world's first steam powered submarine.

I though some of you would like to see it:




One beautiful model!
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Postby rarmada » Fri Feb 06, 2004 1:34 pm

It is a really beautiful model.

The Ictineo II submarine was very advanced for its time. Is open for debate but is was the first or one of the first to have a double hull. Its inventor made extensive calculations of pressure and compression of its hull and performance. The first one (Ictineo I) was propelled by hand. The ictineo II had a chemical AIP system that, as far as I know, was only tested in a lab because of lack of investors/government support.

The inventor (Narcis Monturiol) died forgotten and with no money.

In the Spanish city of Barcelona there are some monuments and a 1:1 model of the Ictineo II

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