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  1. 4 points
    Jeff B

    USS Permit (SSN- 594)

    1963-1993 While other teenagers were driving cars... I was driving a multimillion dollar state of the art master of seas. Loved it so much, I begged the Skipper for reenlistment and to let me do another "hitch" on her rather than go to shore duty. Being fully aware ware of the dimensions, as I've walked them many times, and was quizzed to pass ships submarine quals, it's to scale. Couldn't get the rudder fin in. She's maximum knots, it's buried in foam. She had just came out the shipyard and was refitted with sound dampening rubber on all noise making machinery, and a new reactor core. She was the fastest and quietest of her class. The next class was faster, but the Permit was still quieter. "First to fire" the Mark 48 torpedo and the Subroc. The rest is classified. Got the idea from Dan.
  2. 2 points
    Jeff B

    USS Permit (SSN- 594)

    A picture is worth 1000 words... I took the conning tower off. It's just held in by deep wire pins cut from paper clips. I bent the front periscope to plumb vertical. Having a boost of confidence, I made a rudder, and tested my nerves and blood pressure with insertion. It worked this time, after a half hour of flopsin the sea.
  3. 1 point

    CSS Alabama

    The inside view of the starboard side looks as though its not sitting flush because that is the area I had to cut away a bit more material but it is flush on the outside of the hull where it matters. Last photo is the two sides mated and glued together with white wood glue. When that fully dries I will glue the completed hull to the glass.
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