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Oberon Class HMAS Ovens

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S70 HMAS Ovens

Silence is Golden

The Oberon Class

The Oberon class submarine was originally built in 1957 for the Royal Navy of Britain and were renowned for their speed and silence, even to outclass many nuclear subs of the time. They were fitted with six forward facing torpedo tubes and two rear tubes and served with the navies of: Britain, Canada, Australia, Brazil and Chile.

In Australian Service

The Royal Australian Navy placed an order for six Oberon Class diesel electric submarines in 1963. Soon after delivery the Australian submarines underwent extensive modification. The subs were outfitted to use the American Mark 48 torpedoes (increasing capacity to 22), Krupp active sonar and Sperry passive sonar. Soon after entering service the rear two torpedo tubes were sealed on all six submarines and reportedly used to store beer kegs. In 1985 the Australian Oberon Classes received modifications to fire the subsonic anti-ship Harpoon missile and HMAS Ovens became the second conventionally powered sub to launch and strike a target with the Harpoon missile. Subsequently the designation changed from SS to SSG to denote the missile capability.

As Modeled

I did not model the Harpoon missile capability as Simpleplanes refused to let me fire cleavers from underwater. The propellers should spin but don't (They are only connected to rotators and use scaled down wings)
- The dive planes fold and pitch
- The rudder is functional
- Periscope functions
- Radar, Radio and Snorkel masts raise and lower


  • VTOL = Dive depth
  • Trim = Periscope
  • AG1 = Fold dive planes
  • AG2 + Trim = Radar mast
  • AG3 + Trim = Radio mast
  • AG4 + Trim = Snorkel
  • Pitch = Dive plane pitch
  • Yaw = Rotate periscope



Real Life

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HMAS Ovens

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A group of RAN Oberons in Sydney


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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Oberon Class HMAS Ovens
  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +7 bonus
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 12.7ft (3.9m)
  • Length 120.5ft (36.7m)
  • Height 21.4ft (6.5m)
  • Empty Weight 52,251lbs (23,700kg)
  • Loaded Weight 77,246lbs (35,038kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.523
  • Wing Loading 82.3lbs/ft2 (401.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 938.5ft2 (87.2m2)
  • Drag Points 13544


  • Number of Parts 305
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 1,325
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