Plan Yuan Class Aip & Kilo Submarine Thread

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  1. SinoSoldier
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    A newer rumor (not sure how credible) claims that this is an experimental all-electric (read: IEPS) submarine. Unlikely a boat of the 039C class.
     
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    H2600 is not the name of the project but a yard number.
     
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    :D Whoops.

    One of the bloggers "pb19980515" is claiming that the boat uses a fuel cell, what do your sources say?
     
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    it almost looks like a minisub, especially considering the size of its sail... but who knows. I wonder if it's meant to just be a tech demo or if it is intended to have a proper mission
     
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    Rumor has it that it's a fuel cell powered prototype.
     
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    Is it that small though?

    Look at the crane behind it. That seems to be the same crane as the one above the Yuan in the next picture. The two submarines look similar sized.

    Whatever it is, it is radically different from a Yuan.
     
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    Port Arthur?
     
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    Fuel cell still does not have the energy intensity to compete with diesel. You'll need fuel cells that can generate in the 10MWs for that which becomes bigger than the sub itself.
     
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    AIP type can be "Fuel cell" instead of "Stirling". SSK is still diesel.
     
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    My guess way more south. Like Hainan.
     
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