Plan Yuan Class Aip & Kilo Submarine Thread

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    I believe they were talking about a fuel cell fully powered sub without diesel.
     
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    3-kilowatt isn't going to power squat let alone even help as a reserve on a sub.
    The sterling engines generates somewhere around 70KW and even that is nowhere near a decent diesel engine.
     
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    Must be a mistake (mistype or mistranslation). How are you going to power something of that size purely on fuel-cells alone? How much power can you get out of it?

    Far more likely that they are testing a Fuel cell AIP. From what little I've read, the Fuel cell AIP have the least moving parts hence they are the stealthiest. Current Yuan have Stirling AIP. This may be a precursor to a whole new generation of SSK.
     
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    It is probably MS200 CSIC showed in 2017, a 200t midget
    http://www.navyrecognition.com/inde...s-three-new-submarine-designs-for-export.html
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    MS200 Midget Submarine
     
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    continue #636

    The markers are meters, the long line just above the red paint is 0 meter, 2 meter marker is about the middle. This is about the size of MS200 (3.6 x 4.4).
     
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    Yeah, one of the big shrimps (slayerhuahua) is also suspecting that it is an export boat, a notion that is supported by the similarities of the dorsal rudder and forward bow planes.
     
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    The German Type 212 boat has an hydrogen fuel cell AIP system. Still you need to store compressed hydrogen gas and air to power the engine which aren't exactly safe to store.
    There are also fuel cells which work on a methane-air mixture but they typically operate at high temperatures like 800 degrees C.
     
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