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WW2 wet sub found in mans yard.

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by goodgoalie, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Suggestion for scenario:

    British lend US a "war chariot". It sinks during testing and is forgotten except by one person who salvages it years later. (Or stumbles on it while diving/fishing/smuggling.)
     
  2. Greg Canellis

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    Roger That!
     
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    Check that. If you violate US airspace you'll have plenty of hostiles. HAHO insertion advised. EXFIL via water and return to the Bahamas.

    Speaking of the Bahamas, remember the Bond movie Thunderball? They used many subs. I know a bigger one is used for tourism, perhaps a smaller one found its way over to the US?
     
  4. goodgoalie

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    I finally got some new pictures. he said it was built by an aircraft company. Im going to start searching japans museums online to see if I can locate another one.
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    he still wont sell it to me. Im working on it.
     
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    Much better pics! Thanks! Wish I could help on identity. One rogue comes to mind and that is Jan7, I hope he sees this, I believe he's a bit of a submarine expert.

    Keep us posted!
     
  6. goodgoalie

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    I was also told they were build with sub par materials because they were designed for one way trips. oh and battery powerd of course.
     
  7. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    Are those blocks on the inside styrofoam? If so, it isn't WW 2 vintage. Styrofoam wasn't invented yet....
     
  8. Steve Petersen

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    Are we looking at this?

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    thanks steve, I have looked and looked, and it came down to this conclusion, hopefully it is correct? or very close to it, ray..
     
  12. Steve Petersen

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    I wonder how something like this ends up buried in a guy's yard?
     
  13. sniper1946

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    that will be for him to tell steve, if he is willing to talk/knows about it, keep us informed if and when? answers happen along, regards, ray..
     
  14. goodgoalie

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    That looks really dang close and it might be the one!
    Way to find it before me. hahahaha
    Im not going to able to talk to the guy who has it for a year as im headed to afghanistan but as soon as I get back he is going to get a visit.

    Good work!
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    cheers, have a safe tour, hope to hear more on sub when you return alex, all the best, ray..
     
  16. Peisander

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    It looks more like a Cold War era Miale to me, or generally in the family of CT2F, but earlier in series. The forward fins are non standard for the manufacturer Cosmos so were presumably built to US spec.

    The USN SEALs/UDT purchased several Seahorses from Cosmos, and possibly from Healthways. These were generally similar to the civilian models although they underwent various modifications, both local and manufacturer led. Records on these craft are sparse - US SDV (Swimmer Delivery vehicle)

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  17. Proud South Korean

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    My big question is: Why is that buried in a Floridan backyard?
    Anyway, cool pictures
     
  18. T. A. Gardner

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    In America such things are often beyond explaination. It is truly amazing what some people in America have buried in their garages, sitting on their property or, otherwise own. In fact, you would likely be surprised by what Americans on this board own or have sitting around their property.
     
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    With this group, I don't know if anything would surprise me!
     
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