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Sea Shadow - ship invisible for scrap

In the distant 1980 years in the United States was designed ship-invisible (Sea Shadow). Launched in 1985, was tested for invisibility, and even starred in the James Bond movie 'Tomorrow Will Never Die Never' (1997). But his career ended with 2006, the US government tried to sell it, but without success, and in 2012, this miracle was put up at an online auction with an initial price of 10000 $ and a step of 100 $, overnight the price went up to 100 thousand dollars and ended auction for 3200000 amount. Vessel according to official sites dismantled.

A little about the ship itself:
The vessel is equipped with electrical transmission. The hull of the ship rests on two narrow underwater wings. This reduces the wave resistance. The length of the vessel is 50 m, width - 21 m. 572 tons weigh. The surface hull is connected to hydrofoils by supporting structures at an angle of 45 degrees. This increases the stability of the vessel and the characteristic of radar visibility. The vessel develops speed in 28 nodes (52 km / h). All irregularities on the hull are eliminated on the vessel, since they are the main cause of the vessel's visibility. The special structure of the body does not return the radar beam back, but causes it to be reflected to the side. The stern and fore parts are made in the same way.

Sea Shadow - ship invisible for scrap

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  1. Ivan Tarasov
    Ivan Tarasov 24 February 2014 06: 43
    As a prototype, technology was used to test.
    1. Sergh
      Sergh 24 February 2014 06: 47
      Quote: Ivan Tarasov
      As a prototype

      Handsome was "diriban". For a new Bond series, you need to build a new one.
      1. Landwarrior
        Landwarrior 24 February 2014 09: 35
        Quote: Sergh
        For the new Bond series, a new build is needed.

        What for? He was already there. Show the same thing twice lol
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    2. jjj
      jjj 24 February 2014 10: 16
      Apparently, it was still noticeable. For special operations - large. 26 nodes - quite slow. Well, what kind of weapon, what weapon? For movie only
      1. Landwarrior
        Landwarrior 24 February 2014 10: 28
        jjjI think this is still not a warship, but a reconnaissance one. Let's say it is spinning near an enemy squadron, giving target designation. request
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  2. Nayhas
    Nayhas 24 February 2014 06: 59
    Yes ... So many questions were when he appeared, and now they are cutting metal, time flies quickly. Could leave for the museum.
  3. SSR
    SSR 24 February 2014 07: 02
    I wonder if it is sold, why is it disassembled?
    1. alex-s
      alex-s 24 February 2014 08: 38
      Barbarians, what to take from them ?! laughing
  4. viktor_ui
    viktor_ui 24 February 2014 07: 10
    So there was no buyer for him, but they put up for auction. But the final result, that is, from the decisions laid down in it ... and what winked
  5. GHG
    GHG 24 February 2014 07: 18
    For a 30-year-old ship, $ 3.2 million ... it's about $ 5.5 per kilogram. They bought this unit a bit expensive for disposal. These are only the purchase costs, but the cost of the disposal itself?
    Fumbled on Wik ...
    2012.04.30. The U.S. Navy put up for sale Sea Shadow, the first ship built with extensive use of stealth technology, provided that the ship is dismantled. The ship is put up for online auction, in which each bid increases by one hundred dollars. The initial cost of the lot was determined at ten thousand dollars, but by the morning of April 30, 2012 reached 100,4 thousand dollars. It was sold and completely dismantled in 2012 by Bay Ship.

    What kind of confusion with the amounts or the notorious cut in American?
    Passed in the costs of the Navy as "the destruction of stealth technologies to prevent the interception of technology by Chinese craftsmen and to hide the real characteristics of radar signature?
    1. leks
      leks 24 February 2014 10: 21
      You are absolutely right the usual cut in American, only there they saw such amounts that our rats never dreamed of.
  6. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 24 February 2014 07: 19
    It’s a monumental building. But it’s not forever. Even such a handsome man. Unfortunately, the former ...
  7. VADEL
    VADEL 24 February 2014 07: 33
    Judging by his death, it fit only for Hollywood. laughing
  8. cobalt
    cobalt 24 February 2014 07: 39
    In the USA they broke it, but in Sweden they built it, the world does not stand still, development continues.
  9. ReifA
    ReifA 24 February 2014 08: 24
    Here are the Americans, only loot on the mind. I would have saved such a boat for the museum, restored it, brought it into working condition and there would be a floating museum where you can make another circle in the water.
    1. rolik2
      24 February 2014 09: 27
      Quote: ReifA
      I would have saved such a boat for the museum, restored it, brought it into working form and there would be a floating museum where you can make another circle in the water.

      They tried, no one was willing.
  10. Leisure
    Leisure 24 February 2014 08: 32
    Did not live up to the expectations of its developers. In the firebox.
  11. tvn
    tvn 24 February 2014 08: 34
    I don’t know how high-tech he was, but an electrician at the late Soviet level.
  12. dmitrij.blyuz
    dmitrij.blyuz 24 February 2014 08: 47
    But I’ll argue! I’m lighting it with kW. Our last electrician is not a song, of course! And now, we’ll surpass anyone. By any voltage! Including energy and from nuclear power plants! And this- good
  13. Hitrovan07
    Hitrovan07 24 February 2014 09: 27
    Too bad they broke it. Really could leave as a museum exhibit.
  14. shelva
    shelva 24 February 2014 09: 27
    The main goal was fulfilled in the process of its creation. Many technologies were developed and tested - it was an experiment that could be unsuccessful, but could not be useless.
  15. Duke
    Duke 24 February 2014 10: 29
    And still beautiful.
    1. Saburo
      Saburo 24 February 2014 14: 50
      Father Zumvolta and LСS.