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  • Barracuda class

    Launched in the mid twenty's these three boats, V1, V2 , V3, served in WW2. Renamed Barracuda, Bass , and Bonita. A very Classy design to say the least with that specially shaped bow that paid out the anchor right out in front. A great disappointment they were. The engines were very unreliable and the bow planes retracted into the outer hull making adjustment difficult. The bow design made them forward heavy so they were always a handful. They were relegated to training duties after a brief but unsuccessful period of time in combat. They were part of the continuing evolution in American submarine design. Lessons were learned. The following pictures are extraordinary, which is what prompted this thread.
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    IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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    The fifth picture down captian says USS Argonaut. This is incorrect. The Argonaut was the V4. By examining closely the picture it becomes apparent that this picture is one of the V1 thru V3 boats.
    IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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      • #4
        The pictures showing the bows in drydock are quite revealing. Look at how far below the waterline the torpedo tubes are. Right down in the bottom.
        IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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        • #5
          More to come.
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            • #7
              Can anyone help with a plan layout for these boats? Any help would be most appreciated.

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              • #8
                I LOVE IT!!!!!!

                It looks like a Beluga whale! What a lovely shape, much more interesting than those damned sewer piper tubes everyone keeps harping on about these days .

                Just look at that 'duck-tail' stern, so much like the British designs of the period!
                Last edited by Kazzer; 11-06-2011, 09:04 PM.
                Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                • #9
                  nothing better than a nice set of curves!!! anybody know what plans are out there. s-class or cuda??

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cconeill View Post
                    nothing better than a nice set of curves!!! anybody know what plans are out there. s-class or cuda??
                    Are you going to build this from scratch?
                    Stop messing about - just get a Sub-driver!

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                    • #11
                      if I can find good plans. I will do a one off. Craig

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                      • #12
                        That would be quite a project for sure.
                        IT TAKES GREAT INTELLIGENCE TO FAKE SUCH STUPIDITY!

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