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Yangtze Submarine

10.9k MintLynx  3 months ago
1,586 downloads

Yangtze SSBN

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The Yangtze is a submarine found within the game Fallout 4, a location that can be discovered offshore near the Four Leaf fishpacking plant. The quest 'Here There Be Monsters' centers around discovering the vessel and assisting its ghoul captain Zao.

Sometime before the Great War heralded the end of the world as it was known, the Yangtze was assigned to a patrol route along the atlantic ocean. Six Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBM) were carried along with possible tactical missiles and torpedoes. The lack of a conventional torpedo room indicates a possible automated torpedo loading system such as those seen in the real life Alfa Class. With a crew of only 23, it's realistically likely that the Yangtze's systems utilized a heavy amount of automation. The Yangtze appears to have four (likely electric) engines, three of which powering very large propellers while the third powered a smaller one in the stern.

Once the Great was was initiated, Captain Zao was given the order and thus launched the Yangtze's munitions. Five SLBM's launched, with one failing. Sometime after, the Yangtze struck a naval mine which damaged its reactor and forced it to head for shallow waters. The damage to the reactor would ultimately cause a leak, killing those that weren't turned into ghouls. The vessel would sit in Boston's port, with its perescope being its captain's only view of the outside world, hidden until finally discovered by a certain survivor. Sometime after, its propulsion and remaining munitions would be brought back into working order.

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Fallout Wiki

Features:

  • Functional Pitch and Rudder Controls
  • Unlimited Dive.
  • Functional (simulated) Ballast System

Instructions:

1) Pitch for pitch control.

2) Roll for steering via rudder.

3) VTOL for Ballast control.


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This is quite easily the most complex thing, not submarine, THING I have yet built in my 1400K+ hours playing this game. The DesignerSuite mod was a fantastic help along with a few choice reference pics. It's not perfect, it's rough in some areas, but I think I've got the look down. The angle of the main engines concerned me somewhat in the design, but they work fine! Though they do cause the craft to go upward slightly when moving at level.

The choice of colors is based on IRL Chinese submarines such as the Ming Class and Type 31/Chinese Golf Class. Speaking of the Golf Class! That's coming up next, and it'll have something special along with it. ;) For now, enjoy!

I ended up using this picture to approximate how big the submarine was. Taking the man (assuming him to be around 6 feet) copying him in my art program (artrage 5) and putting those copies end to end from the nose to the rudder.

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 96.5ft (29.4m)
  • Length 431.7ft (131.6m)
  • Height 89.4ft (27.3m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 1,835,264lbs (832,463kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 80.0lbs/ft2 (390.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 22,933.8ft2 (2,130.6m2)
  • Drag Points 183515

Parts

  • Number of Parts 303
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    435 Robiamba

    OOOOOOOOH!!!!!
    Interesting

    one month ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @Freerider2142 Oh boy! Can't wait to see how that goes.

    2 months ago
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    I'm gonna make a heavy lifter using this sub as a baseline for weight...
    we'll see how it goes

    2 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @small1324 Wait making it fly?? I would love to see you manage that, just for how crazy it is given the sheer size and weight. Best of luck with that!

    3 months ago
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    485 small1324

    @MintLynx I got the finnicky Underwater Camera to work so it looks pretty good in the water. That's a pretty cool idea to use the VTOL to emulate the ballast system as though it's pressurizing or depressurizing.

    I'll see if I can screw around with it and make it fly legitimately. So far it's been one engine and a whole lot of gyroscopic torque.

    Thank you for the help!

    3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @small1324 That powers a set of nozzles inside the sub which simulate Ballast control. The engines are xml modded to have just enough power to act upon the subs neutral buoyancy. It can make the sub go straight up and down in the water, like how a real submarine fills its ballast tanks with air or water to sink or float. But their power is low enough to where this sub can't leave the water.


    If you want to remove that part feel free to, you'll still be able to control depth via pitch. For any other parts you can remove, try the red parts on the lower front hull, they have no function outside of aesthetics. NOT the red engine pods though, or you'll remove those engines. Though that could be another way to cut the part count, though it would make it slower. But you can be sure the red pieces in the hull won't affect anything function wise if removed. :) I hope this helps!

    +1 3 months ago
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    485 small1324

    Looks great! What's the purpose of the circular object with 2 VTOL engines floating alongside the Submarine? I've got a reasonably good phone but nothing good enough to use water physics, so I'm just seeing what parts I can internally tear out of it to make it easier on my phone.

    Or, we can make it unceremoniously fly instead of being in water. But I still need to know what it does!

    Thanks :D

    3 months ago
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    Good morning, Vault-Tec calling!
    also here’s a spotlight

    +1 3 months ago
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    [breathes in ghoul]

    +1 3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @ThomasRoderick Mint indeed.

    3 months ago
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    Mint!

    3 months ago
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    Oh really? Lol I made this quest yesterday

    3 months ago
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    187 GTAPRO

    YES my yangtze

    3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @Keopongpisith Awesome! :D Good moment to click the Submarine tag, there's a lotta cool builds to check out now that you can fully appreciate seeing them in their natural environment.

    3 months ago
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    @MintLynx Thank you very much mate, it works now

    +1 3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @Keopongpisith Yea, though that'll mainly be needed to download mods such as the 1.8 patched version of Underwater camera posted on google drive and linked on its mod page. Normally you simply go to the mod page, click the download button specific to your device, open it up and it will boot up the game with you on the mods section. There you'll be able to enable the mod.

    3 months ago
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    So we just add them inside there and that’s it right???

    3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @Keopongpisith You can find your mod files (alongside aircraft files) if you go to your C drive, click Users, click your name, click on AppData, click on LocalLow, click on Jundroo, click simpleplanes, and you'll find those files.

    +1 3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @Keopongpisith If you're referring to the Underwater Camera mod, it's within a custom type of file known as 'SPMOD'.

    3 months ago
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    Probably the best submarine in SimplePlanes, anw quick question, when we installed the mod, what type of file does it comes with, because I accidentally open the mod file with SimplePlanes lol

    3 months ago
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    29.1k BaconRoll

    Funky

    3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @Tang0five Thank you!

    3 months ago
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    31.0k Tang0five

    Terrific job, really ought to be featured on this site!

    3 months ago
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    10.9k MintLynx

    @kerbober This mod! But if you can't get it it's not technically needed for this sub. It'll still dive as deep as you please, and runs on the surface quite well!

    3 months ago
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    5,096 yoshicraze

    another great build!

    +1 3 months ago
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