Posted by vaughn on December 30, 2011, 2:42 pm
Look at the diagram again. The system charges the main battery, which is used
both for ships systems and propulsion. No doubt, the AIP system doesn't match
the capacity of the main diesels, but still can be used for limited propulsion.
Posted by Jim Wilkins on December 30, 2011, 5:26 pm
Yes I saw that. If the device beside the computer monitor is the Stirling
engine it could extend the range only slightly. Presumably the Stirling is
big enough for the environmental systems, considering that they have the LOX
tank boil-off for breathing oxygen.
Posted by vaughn on December 30, 2011, 6:41 pm
You get to have your presumptions, I have my own. (-:
Posted by Jim Wilkins on December 30, 2011, 6:58 pm
Here is an overview of those systems:
Posted by harry k on December 18, 2011, 7:23 pm
Ya mean like my prediction the 'amazing air car' would never see the
I'll stick by my prediction. It will be seen in _limited_
applications. Just like the ones your cited about the submarines.
Auxiliary power only and chosen because it is silent. If it weren't
in a sub, it would not be used for that.
I'll make another prediction. You won't give up and will keep
insisting it is a viable mobile power source no matter what evidence
is given against it and a total failure by you to find any place it is
used to power a mobile vehicle.