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…I had fun. :D Some dorking around in photoshop to take a break hhaah

Can’t stop listening to Navigator by Funker Vogt ksajldsajaskld

so YAY SUBMARINES. :D

I decided to drop one of my classes and it’s like OH GOD I CAN FINALLY BREATHE AGAIN haahaahahha geez. 

From right to left: Prizrak (Shchuka-B/”Akula” class), Gorbun (Delta IV) and my K222 guy whom hasn’t yet been named becasue I haven’t found anything fitting yet

wheee!

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Mavidi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
K222? We have a legend here — Project 661 «Anchar» (NATO Codification «Papa») known as fastest sub in the world.
Someone already asked here about project 941 Typhoon, it's not interesting to look to project 705K Alfa, because she is very similar to 971 Akula, so, maybe any ideas about deep diver 685 Mike? B-)
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I believe we are referring to the same submarine? The Anchar, that sounds right - that was that little titanium-hulled Russian sub that went something like 40+ kts underwater and was so compact its torpedoes had to be fitted from the outside - one shot! (I just looked it up to double check the name - and yes the hull number was changed to K-222 in the 70's. Real interesting sub!)

Hmm! Man I love all of these - I should just do a page at some point with a variety of submarine creatures, haha! Though I've already uploaded quite a few new ones. For drawing, I look for ones though that are visually more unique from each other since while you and I can tell them apart, the average person would be more interested in seeing that visual variety of designs. Things like the S-80 ("Whisky-class") with external missile fittings is a great candidate for "weird," and interesting oddballs like the NR-1 (whose missions are still very much kept under wraps!)

I normally don't do requests but if there is one sub you really like, I could do a quick doodle of one - because I'm definitely a fan :D
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Mavidi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016
The Soviet Union had some unique subs: (sorry, but it's easier for me to operate with soviet project numbers)
It's fastest in the world project 661 K-222 Anchar/Papa  (44,85 knots);
It's a series of subs project 705K Lyra/Alfa with fastest acceleration speed (acceleration from 0 to 41 knots — about 1 minute);
Biggest in the world series of subs project 941 Akula/Typhoon;
Biggest immersion depth (1027 meters) project 685 Plavnik/Mike

By the word, K-222 not so small sub. for comparison: K-222 is 107 meters long, anyone of 705K family — only 82 meters.

I normally don't do requests but if there is one sub you really like, I could do a quick doodle of one 
project 685 Plavnik/Mike

for your information:
661 — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_s…
705K — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa-cla…
941 — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typhoon-…
685 — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_s…

And if we speaking about subs we can remember (it's an idea, not request) 
oldest ship still in service with any navy excluding honorary commissioned ships — Kommuna-class salvage vessel — en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kommuna-…
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Shikashi18 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i have got to commission you one of these days, bud
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL! :'D
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Shikashi18 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
nah cause you seem to be great at anthro, reptilian-looking mechanicals and i've had a mech-anthro i been tossing around for a little in my head but i don't have the skills to put him on paper.
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sovietrainbow Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i could help mate
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sharkplane77 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
i can picture this as a movie poster somehow :giggle:
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
omfg you're right XDD 
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sharkplane77 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
i wonder what the plot would be :lol:
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KH990j Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Although Im a fan of American subs I like these guys especially that Delta IV.  Im curious to see what a Typhoon would look like.  
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I ACTUALLY have a Typhoon in the works :3 stay tuned!~ Gotta love them commie subs...ok subs in general XD the Americans had some really good stuff then geez. Along with the whole SOSUS thing
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KH990j Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
Ive never read into SOSUS before but thats rather interesting how they were able to detect subs from many miles away, and even the Russian Bears due to the fact that their props went supersonic.

My favorite sub is the Ohio class.  It's probably the best sub out there still even after its 30 years of service. But I do like the old LAs, the 688is, and the (white elephant) Seawolf.  I'm still trying to get use to the new Virginia class even though it is just a cheaper, longer, and lighter version of the Seawolf.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Hell they knew whenever a sub was leaving port and could even triangulate their position!! And yeah the Russians went for speed rather than stealth but eventually realized how silly it is to have screw cavitation XD


Ohios rock!! Though I'm a sucker for Russian stuff :U the Typhoon is an insane feat of engineering...and then Akula/Shchuka-B, that was the first sub that beat SOSUS once spies informed the Soviets that their subs were being tracked, LOL!

I've gotten to see a Virginia class in person! That was cool :U nuuuuukes! But yeah I like my rattley old Russian & German subs XD

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KH990j Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
The Typhoon is a feat of engineering, especially for a country that could hardly maintain a good food supply at the time, but the Typhoon could virtually survive a nuclear apocalypse as it was designed for that type of war I mean come on it had not one but two nuclear reactors each one could generate more horsepower than all of the engines on on SS United States.  However, despite its size it still holds five less missles than the Ohio class.  They are also so expensive to operate that they only had a short service life, and only one is currently in service.  Though I think it was also to make way for the new Borei.  

Prop design also helps against cavitation, that's why sub props are so well built and have more blades than most props.  Going deep where water pressure is greater helps too. I believe one of the major subs that you refer to being tracked by SOSUS was the Victor II.

One game you would probably like (if you are not busy because its scenarios are long) is called Dangerous Waters.  Basically, a modern day submarine warfare game.  You can command the 688i, Seawolf, Akula I and II, Kilo and improved as well as the Chinese variant (if you want a sub that sucks, that's it), Oliver Hazard Perry frigate, P-3 Orion, or MH-60 Seahawk.  Unlike most games this is no point and shoot game... you have to learn how to use sonar and other electronic systems on a ship (or aircraft) to find targets, identify targets, make target solutions (yeah you figure it out yourself), and then shoot things at them while trying to avoid them.  The OHP frigate missions are pretty fun especially since that ship packs a whollup for its size, but I like sub missions especially 688i missions.  The Seawolf can literally pace a Russian torpedo (40 knots modeled for the game) except for the super fast Shkval en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VA-111_S… though I have yet to encounter those (generally when they're fired they give the sub's position away).

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQt1bP… Just a clip of a 688i against a Typhoon and Delta IV.

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LightningCato Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
THIS. LOVE THIS.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorbun will eat yo face
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
No. He'll eat UR face. >:C
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tank is easier to eat than a tug :U honk
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
OHSHIT. Unless I'm my shipsona WHOS BIGGER THEN C< 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
xD Bigger target. Gorbun, fire ze missiles!
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LightningCato Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
FFFFFF *Grabs Arkona and holds up* I have a sheiiiild! 
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
xD I don't think she's that easy to lift up, you're not Fairplayer xD
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