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Old 10-01-2010, 07:55 AM   #29
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Default Re: Seaplanes & Submarines

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Originally Posted by RogerBW View Post
Absolutely. It is impossible to overestimate the influence of Albacore on later designs: it's only now that submarine-builders are even thinking of diverging from that basic hull shape.
The irony being people knew that such a basic hull shape was more efficient underwater since the Holland class, but was abandoned as it was much less stable when surfaced. Given the time the conventional subs of the era spent surfaced vs submerged and you can see why they changed it out.
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