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Erm....What is that!!
« on: November 13, 2017, 08:07:01 am »
Roughly translated from Spanish when the Honduras army capture a Cartel base close to the border. The vehicle looked to have been in the sea a lot and left to rot away for some time, so probably will not be movable anymore. It's use/purpose, ...? well a few ideas were bounced around until a farmer told them what he had seen it do. He said that it used to drive across the estuary in to Honduras with troops inside and also to carry packages there too. He said it drove across the bottom and they used ti mostly at night. It never got used that often  and in later times it pulled in a flying boat off the sandbanks, as they put a winch on it too. Then it was left where it stopped one day and stayed for several years.
Parts bin special with styrene card hull. This thing is a submersible personnel and contraband carrier, that drives across the sea bed, and also has buoyancy tanks and water jets, along with a periscope.
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 06:47:45 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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      And whether pigs have wings."

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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 08:47:24 pm »
 ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 11:53:25 pm »
Interesting.  Very interesting.  Needs a snorkel...   :thumbsup:
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 02:02:38 am »
Ah, but that could give away it's position.

Very good Chris.
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 03:11:22 am »

Ah, but that could give away it's position.


And a half decent magnetic compass wouldn't?  ;D ;)
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 03:15:34 am »

Ah, but that could give away it's position.


And a half decent magnetic compass wouldn't?  ;D ;)

But, if you didn't know it existed, would you be looking for it? :unsure:
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2017, 03:17:26 am »

Ah, but that could give away it's position.


And a half decent magnetic compass wouldn't?  ;D ;)

But, if you didn't know it existed, would you be looking for it? :unsure:


The tidal wave on the surface would give it away I'm sure.
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 06:06:37 am »
HA!!!!

Before I even read the story I knew this contraption rolled across the bottom of sea.   ;D   Then... it all came together when I did read it.   :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:


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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 06:25:15 am »
Nice one Chris!  :thumbsup:

When you see some of the backyard submarines that drug cartels have actually built, this thing seems well within the range of possibility.
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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 06:39:13 pm »
Nice one Chris!  :thumbsup:

When you see some of the backyard submarines that drug cartels have actually built, this thing seems well within the range of possibility.

It looks actually quite sophisticated compared to the real life vessels they build...   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2017, 01:26:22 am »
I would have been unable to resist the temptation to paint it yellow.
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2017, 01:46:11 am »

I would have been unable to resist the temptation to paint it yellow.


 ;D ;D ;D Perhaps it was originally?
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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 02:41:20 am »
Looks so Orky that it's kustom paint job is inevitable. RED WUNZ GO FASTA! WAAAGH! :thumbsup:

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Re: Erm....What is that!!
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 07:13:48 am »
Well done mate  :thumbsup:
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