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Takicraft U-Boat Mk. XXII (U-1138 "Marlin")

30.3k Spikerya  2.6 years ago
Auto Credit Based on MintLynx's [Closed] Submarine Challenge

Fixed version here
(If you want to fix it yourself, just go into the turrets and modify the hinges to however you want)
Credit to Taki on the body of the sub, so give him the points if need be I just entered it bc it was my last minute idea he agreed to (thanks boss) anyways this was fun to detail and come up with ideas for... I hope ya'll like it.
Fictional build, based upon the Mk. XXI U-boat.
Attack sub


History:
During the later stages of WW2 Hitler was getting desperate and making last-ditch efforts in order to take back some control so under Operation Scwertfisch in June 1944 he ordered Takicraft to build his newest u-boat design, the Mk. XXI- and by December 1944 3 were built and sent by railcar back to mainland Germany for use in the northern waters to go after shipping and to support other fleet groups. The one pictured here, U-1138 Marlin was finished in October of 1944 and sent up into the Baltic Sea and out into the Atlantic to attack convoys under disguise (hence the U-138 instead of U-1138) to blend in- and replace the original U-138- with the 3 other subs it was with. U-1138 was successful, 22 confirmed sunk convoy vessels and 1 Soviet destroyer from Nov 1944-April 1945. She was on another routine mission when Germany surrendered in May 1945 and they were ordered to come home. She was fought over in the aftereffects of WW2, being built in Hungary, which was now under Soviet rule so she was sent back and was drafted into the Soviet Navy. She was refitted in 1947, switching the turrets from 4x20mm AA guns to 2x100mm anti-ship guns. She was then sent on railcars to the Sea of Japan and patrolled there without any action until her retirement in 1956. She was due to be scrapped and her parts to be recycled back into the Soviet sub program but due to her history and being 1 of only 5 built (2 being built after the war) she was sent back to Hungary in 1960 to be put on display outside of the Takicraft Naval facility, where she sat until 2004 when she was refit and restored and made seaworthy again, becoming a floating museum in 2010.

Design:
The design was mainly based on the Mk. XXI, but it was redesigned and updated to make it easier to use, faster, and capable of carrying more armament and less crew due to simplicity in usage. She was given 2 diesel-electric V-20 powerplants and had a crew of 23, including the captain. The turrets were originally anti-air, with 4 20mm cannons in each turret- until the upgrade, later on, switching those out for twin 100mm anti-ship guns per turret, seeing as she had the ability to stay under longer because of the snorkel that brought in fresh air so they only had to go to periscope depth- and she originally had no offensive gun armament. The version here that was refurbished kept the 100mm guns but returned her to her original paint scheme and "fake" disguise designation.


To use:
VTOL up/down to raise/sink the vessel.
Roll to turn
Pitch (doesn't do much) angles the vessel up/down

Scope: 1+Trim to rotate
Turrets: 2 activates the front one, 3 activates the rear. Yaw to rotate and Trim to raise/lower the guns, normal way to shoot.
Only has 6 torpedoes, sorry, explanation in the postscript. Fire normally.

P.S. This was a rush job so prob gonna go back after the challenge and add more to it.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor [Closed] Submarine Challenge
  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 26.2ft (8.0m)
  • Length 301.9ft (92.0m)
  • Height 51.9ft (15.8m)
  • Empty Weight N/A
  • Loaded Weight 97,000lbs (43,998kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 17.4lbs/ft2 (84.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 5,577.0ft2 (518.1m2)
  • Drag Points 63147

Parts

  • Number of Parts 425
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 1,503
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    30.3k Spikerya

    @Metalcluster it should work if you hit the back arrow then forward again. Lmk if that does or doesn't, if it doesn't I'll take em off for you

    2.3 years ago
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    @Spikerya My phone can't update 1.9 :((

    2.3 years ago
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    @Metalcluster wdym?

    2.3 years ago
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    @Spikerya can you remove the gun from me?
    Please

    2.3 years ago
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    30.3k Spikerya

    @Sushistergo he's the sub guy and he's the one who made the challenge

    2.5 years ago
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    why lol

    2.5 years ago
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    30.3k Spikerya

    @Sushistergo i wouldn't say that around @MintLynx XD

    2.5 years ago
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    coolest submarine i seen so far

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    30.3k Spikerya

    @WarshipDude it's shaped like the Electroboot but due to the more ease of use compared to the Electroboot, it can hold bigger ammo rounds for the 100mm guns and more torpedoes. Its just flatter on top to allow ease of maintenance and movement, and if they needed to add any more weaponry they had space to do so. Basically a blend of a Mk. XXI and a Mk. VII.

    2.6 years ago
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    @Spikerya holy crap 30 torpedoes?! For such a medium ww2 submarine its apparently carry a lot of torps, maybe you should make the shape to a more "aquadynamic" shape like the Elektroboot (except this is also an Elektroboot) and I400

    2.6 years ago
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    30.3k Spikerya

    @WarshipDude this upload was a rush job, the fully finished version will have 30 torpedoes, and the guns that are on the fixed version, and easier to maneuver... during the war 3 were used yes and two were finished one by the US and one by Britain after the war from plans found.

    2.6 years ago
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    @Spikerya well i know there are 5 with 3 active duty but im looking at the phrase "...fully finished version..."

    2.6 years ago
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    1,427 BLOODIUS

    @Spikerya owh

    2.6 years ago
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    @WarshipDude there were 5 total built lol

    2.6 years ago
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    After all my tactics were usually just Guerrillas..., were a neutral country, only engage for defense purposes, yet im still supplying Russia...

    2.6 years ago
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    My "fleet" were almost never sail together, usually im operating like the Olympic do, sheer speed, low visibility paint, and alone not getting sagged with a slower fleet

    2.6 years ago
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    Well maybe you didn't know that majority, and yes i do say majority of my ships were traveling at a normal cruising speed of 30-40kn, even the biggest Battleship i have do like 35kn, combine that with the really good probably otherworldly turning rate and sonar of my ships then i guess submarine have little window to attack, im just lacking slightly at the amount of submarine hunters i have

    2.6 years ago
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    @Spikerya god forbid there's another one...

    2.6 years ago
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    30.3k Spikerya

    @BLOODIUS Hungarian flag

    2.6 years ago
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    30.3k Spikerya

    @WarshipDude lol well if you still have a fleet then consider yourself lucky when I upload the fully finished version you'll see why :P

    2.6 years ago
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    1,427 BLOODIUS

    is that an indonesian flag?

    2.6 years ago
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    there is a chance this "ship" might have attacked my fleet in WW2...

    2.6 years ago
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    @MintLynx @TakicraftCorporation

    2.6 years ago