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  • new swedish subs use STERLING ENGINE

    I saw a show last night on subs,and the new swedish diesel electric subs have an auxilary sterling engine onboard that enables them to recharge their batterys without running the diesel engine.

    The sterling engine is run with the use of liquid oxygen, and enables the sub to run for up to a month without coming up to snorkel depth and using its diesels.

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    VERY cool!

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      It isn't new. Kockums of Sweden developed that system 20 years ago. It was first fitted to a French research sub, the Saga in the 80s.
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      • #4
        Evan,

        i bet no one can beat you at trivial pursuit.


        andy b.
        The danger is not that computers will come to think like men - but that men will come to think like computers. - some guy on another forum not dedicated to machining

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          andy-
          if he is so good why isn't he on Jeopardy? :-)
          Ken Jennings, look out. :-)
          ...lew...

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          • #6
            The first Sterling powered ship was supposedly built by John Erickson and launched in September 1853. It is described in the book titled "Hot Air, Caloric and Stirling Engines" by Robert Sier.

            Herb

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            • #7
              >Evan,
              >i bet no one can beat you at trivial pursuit.
              >andy b.

              Or at least in Googling quickly......

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              • #8
                Evan, a french research sub?, what are they researching, new ways to surrender?

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                • #9
                  French sub? wow, imagine the smell of several frenchmen in a can.

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                    How many Frenchmen does it take to defend Paris?
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                    No one knows. It's never been tried.
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                    • #11
                      Forsale! French military tank,one owner,never used.

                      5 reverse gears and no forward.
                      I just need one more tool,just one!

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                      • #12
                        <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by IOWOLF:
                        French sub? wow, imagine the smell of several frenchmen in a can.</font>
                        How about several hundred? 1978, 10 hour UTA flight over the equatorial Pacific, cabin temp about 95f. Been there, done that.

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                        • #13
                          OMG ! look what I've started.

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                            Hey, some of us froggies might think you didn't like us.......

                            Defending Paris HAS been tried, but not enough Frenchmen could agree on how to do it........
                            1601

                            Keep eye on ball.
                            Hashim Khan

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                              Shades of Hector Berlioz and his Symphonie Fastastique. March to the Scaffold and all that.

                              Legend has it that he conducted the band- walking backwards!

                              Even their navigation is quite faulty.
                              Fancy a Frenchman being an ocean out and building The Statue of Liberty in New York.

                              And then- if the history book is to be believed- Lord Nelson bowled his cannon shots off the tops of the waves into the french fleet. They said it wasn't cricket and shot him. He, in his dying moments kissed his second in command and said "Kiss Me, Hardy". And Oliver did! They then decided to take Nelson home in a Column and filled it with gin from the seaman's rations- or something like that. And then Hardy got a job with Stan Laurel in the movies- doing sea stories.

                              Of course, Engish history is full of stirring stories and Sir Francis Drake went in the Golden Behind circumcised the World with a 40 foot cutter.

                              It is a bit funnier than some picture in Boston Mass. The picture of the Civil War has one bloke taking all the parts and across the way, the picture of George Washington with his gums filled with cotton wool is there with his horse's backside dominating the picture.

                              Oh, travel broadens the mind as the old lady said sitting on the tractor seat!

                              I always said that a classical education was worth having.




                              [This message has been edited by NORMAN ATKINSON (edited 05-02-2005).]

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