2011/02/14

Kudos to Colombian drug smugglers

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Building a sea-going snorkeling submarine in a jungle is simply awesome!

I wish our military bureaucracies came close in resourcefulness.
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4 comments:

  1. Hi Sven
    It is a Submersible, not a Submarine in the usual sense.The snorkel will always be surfaced. Notice also the pipe which cools down exhaust from the diesel engine.

    Check this blog please
    http://covertshores.blogspot.com/2010/06/narco-submarines-torpedoes-and-semi.html

    This smaller and probably less expensive German design looks quite interesting. Reminds me the midgets subs from the end of WW2.

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  2. The difference is not great, for such a submersible craft already needs the full depth control features of a real submarine. They merely lack the electro engine and batteries.

    Btw: http://www.combinedfleet.com/ships/type%20d

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  3. Anon
    I'm fairly sure this is new.
    Previous "drug subs" have just been very low running speed boats.
    Open topped, with oversized bilge pumps

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  4. Here's an excellent video on the topic. Many of the boats are quite impressive.

    http://www.vbs.tv/watch/motherboard/colombian-narcosubs

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