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Underwater aircraft carrier by VoughtVindicator Underwater aircraft carrier by VoughtVindicator
Here's a concept of mine, for a submersible aircraft carrier. carrying at least a dozen planes and with multiple torpedo and VLS missile tubes.
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aero3-5 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The U.S. Navy and the British Navy experimented with aircraft with no landing gear and flexible deck aircraft carriers. One of the designs became the Supermarine Scimitar fighter!
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Carrier2 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I count six torpedo tubes, thirty-two VLS missile tubes, and three aircraft elevators
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Digital Artist
i guess one problem is a very wet deck for planes landing?


maybe it has pumps to drain water away?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that was cited as one big problem of the design, out of many. Only solution I can find is using STOVL aircraft.

Also, lol, are you from MIRAGE?
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
no


i am from omega universe (my own made up setting)

but i am a friend of Phantomdotexe
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see, that explains it
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Digital Artist
explains what?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Phantom stuff on your gallery
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nuke-master Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
I love anti-climatic carriers :)
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Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Nice idea if the rear stabilizer wasnt in the way but nice first concept of a submerciable aircraft carrier how long would you say that submercible carrier would be in real life?
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Orion1991 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
It would be better if you make it carry unmaned cobat aircraft in place of normal maned aircraft.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah would be more practical I guess
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The-Fox-Of-Light Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Sneaky idea putting Aircraft in a sub.
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Arekkusu-Maafi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Thats cool!
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USOtaku013666 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
The Japanese made 4 ships of a similar concept during WWII.

They only carried 4 planes each and were scrapped at the end of the war after the Allies got them, so the Russians wouldn't get them.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, the I-400, albeit those didn't have a runway. Still, pretty incredible machines for their time, too bad they didn't do anything.
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USOtaku013666 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
You have no idea how relieving it is to know that I'm not the only person who knows what that is.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've always been a military lover
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USOtaku013666 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
So have I. Only I'm self contradicting as I'm a half-hippie uber liberal. I'm weird like that.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I also have liberal tendencies and prefer peace, but I can't deny that war machines are the most awesome objects in the face of Earth
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KeithVII Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Should probably move the rudder under the hull. As it is, it's in the line of flight. I assume that's why you put the conning tower to the side?

OR.
Make the Conn and the rudder also on elevators, retracting into the hull during flight operations.

I'd spread the VLS tubes a bit farther apart. Right now, too much capability could be taken out by one crash.

And submarine round hulls are notorious for rocking in the slightest seas. Makes them poor platforms for landing a plane, even VTOL. Could make the hull deeper and V shaped, or could have outriggers for stability.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds like a good idea, I had actually not noticed the rudder getting in the way of the runway until now. It would probably do well to put it on the underside, even if it loses the ability to rest on the seafloor as a result.

As for the VLSs... well, a crash would fuck up the submarine so much that losing missile tubes would be the least of its problems.

But yeah, thanks for a clever comment :D
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omkr01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
This is amazing. The Russian navy could build it by converting one of them Typhoons into carrying modified MIG's ...
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the Typhoon would be too small to fit a runway for anything that isn't VTOL; but it would still be cool to see (if unpractical)
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Digital Artist
make a BIGGER typhoon chassis?

make it so it opens up in the middle (airtight of course when diving) to be the runway and launch jets. ^^



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omkr01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Indeed. The Russians have always had the biggest things - Siberian Tigers, Most hottest women, longest railways, The Spetsnaz along with the largest cannon , bell and Bomb. Also they have the deepest lake as well.
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ZeroSamus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Nice! Would be a great idea for landing aircraft like refuleing. But put a plane under water and Im sure it wont fly for a while D=

Like I said maby it could re-surface for emergancy landings, refuling, re.. armingof missles XD

Still very awesome!
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The planes are supposed to land and be stored inside the thing. The three square-shaped things next to the runway are the aircraft elevators
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ZeroSamus Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
nice ._.;
Nnow I want it to be real D=
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