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Re: Underwater questions [ot]

From: Ryan M Gill <monty@a...>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 01:02:09 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: Underwater questions [ot]

On Tue, 2 Nov 1999, Steven M Goode wrote:

> Thus airplanes and submersibles are fundamentally different, and I
> you could make a very effective vehicle that operated both in the air
> and the water unless you've got exotic technology (like anti-grav).

There are vehicles that operate in both environments. Take a look at the

Anti Submarine weapon Subroc. It launches out of the tubes of a sub, 
moves to the surface, becomes effectively a rocket power missile, then 
drops the booster and drops into the water as a guided torpedo. 

The difficulties are there, but not insurmountable. What about a WIG
is submersable? It would look like your manta ray thingy and still 
operate fine underwater. If its science fiction, give it an ion drive 
underwater and some sort of turbo fan up top. The Turbo Shaft would 
provide lots of horses for your ion engine's magnetic accellorators 

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