Flying Subs

DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: "The" Flying Sub (1965-1968)

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Of course no pointless retrospective on flying submarines would be complete without a mention of the Flying Sub from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea:

Curiously, there's not much actual video online of sub from the show, so above I've put a CGI flight simulator hack that someone did. It at least gives you a sense of the look and feel of the thing. Click through to see it.

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DAYS OF FUTURE PAST:The Soviet Flying Sub (UPDATED AND FIXED)

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Up until now, we've focused on the hippie-dippie peacenik aspects of old-timey visions of the future, but what about the military?

The tactical advantages of flying submarines are obvious - they're more flexible than either subs or planes, and they can lie in wait in any body of water, swooping out to attack the enemy when they blunder by. Provided they don't have sonar. But more importantly, they're cool as hell, even if they're amazingly impractical. And undeniably goony-looking. Click through to see.

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