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Old 09-29-2010, 03:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Seaplanes & Submarines

Originally Posted by copeab View Post
(and yes, this combination does mean aircraft-carrying subs)
The IJN had a few. I-400 class.

Originally Posted by copeab View Post
I'm aiming for a pulp setting, circa 1930-1945 technology.
the third thing is a power source better than the diesel-electric subs had.

A nuclear plant is probably your best bet. They could have been done with WWI era tech, if the theory had been known; no new devices were needed to do it.

Sub-to-sub warfare was typically at surface, mostly using deck guns. (Which many subs of the era did have.) Torpedoes could also be used; many were unguided, and some were wire guided.

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