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Ohio Class Ssbn Prop Exposed In Screw Up  
User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 4677 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3663 times:

All I can say is, check this out (I know thats probably against the site rules...):


I am pretty sure most, if not all, of the current and retired Navy personnel that frequent this site will see why this image is .... interesting, but for everyone else - the propeller on submarines is one of the submarines most jealously guarded secrets, it has huge implications for the quietness of the submarine as well as its acoustic signature. Usually they cover it prior to the submarine being drydocked so these sort of images do not happen.

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User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3651 times:

Don't know how this relates to aviation, but pictures of most western sub props have been leaked to the public. While this might be spectacular to the normal military technology geek, it's rather boring to the intelligence community.

User currently offlineChksix From Sweden, joined Sep 2005, 345 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3645 times:

Already removed I guess since I can't get the link to work.

The conveyor belt plane will fly
User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3625 times:

The link works fine with me ... quite extreme resolution (less than 0,1m), but a strange angle. Probable just an aerial photograph.

User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 5141 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3625 times:

Is the Hunt for Krasny Oktyabr being rerun on TV again?

Quoting Chksix (Reply 2):
Already removed I guess since I can't get the link to work.

Still working here.

"Everyone is entitled to my opinion." - Garfield
User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12299 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 days ago) and read 3597 times:

Good pictures, but I doubt they are good enough to get blade pitch and other measurements. This looks like Bangor, Washington?

User currently offlineJayinKitsap From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 769 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3555 times:

I am very familiar with Bangor, WA and that is the Delta Pier Drydock. What is unusual is the sub is normally the other way in the drydock. (ie the bow toward the caisson usually. I am out there every few months or so but I have never seen the propeller uncovered. This also is at least some time after docking as there are work houses in the drydock floor. I can't quite read the ships name on the gangway, it looks like either the Alabama or Alaska

Can anyone tell the date of this photo, it is fairly recent (within 1 year) but earlier this summer there were all kinds of production trailers on the east side of the dock which are not in this photo.

User currently offlineMattcawby From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 213 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

SSBN 731 came out of dry-dock on August 21.


Skyline Photography
User currently offlineBaroque From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 15380 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Just as well it was not of Barrow in Furness or one of our fav a.netters would be having kittens - the Astute one!

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