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USS Anchorage: Submarine of the Future
In 2075, as the polar ice caps continue to melt, underwater oil reservoirs and a new sea route over the northern passage have become accessible. Old rivalries have flared between nations who wish to control these new resources. To fight this new conflict a new breed of naval warship has emerged. The USS Anchorage is part of a hightech fleet of super stealthy submarines which are set to guard these new natural resources by striking with impunity while concealing their identity.
About this creation
The techniques used here are a continuation of my experiments using perpendicular hull design and using prefab pieces for nontraditional uses. Now that it is finished it seems a little short from bow to stern, but I think that the idea and the general method is quite sound.
Acknowledgements:
Jay Rhum's Titan Submarine inspired many of the interior set pieces and was the impetus for the "large submarine" project in the first place.



This sub of the future features a super stealthy hull, an innovative propulsion system, and a new microwave beam weapon system. The engines work much like a jet engine, taking in water, mixing it with a sodium solution fuel and using the resulting chemical reaction to add more propulsion. The weapon system projects a focused beam of microwaves which will scramble enemy computer systems, rupture internal water systems, and cook enemy crews alive. This system is much stealthier than torpedoes because the beam can't be easily tracked. It also works instantaneously, requiring no substantial travel time to the target, never runs out of ammunition, and doesn't require the flooding of tubes and such to fire. The nose cone is made out of a special material which is transparent to microwaves so as not to impede the weapon.





Here you can see most of the internal sections. Top left: missile room. Top right: command and control. Bottom right: crew quarters. Bottom middle: galley. Bottom left: reactor room. Extreme left: engine room. Extreme right: beam dish.





Command Center



Some open missile hatches





Here is the engine room. It is hard to get a good shot of, but there are four electric engines in there and the tanks for the sodium fuel, which have to be made out of a special nonreactive metal. This whole section must be kept at a very low humidity level and can be sealed off in case of an emergency.



Here are the crew quarters and the galley up closer.



This is the microwave dish. It can be turned to face any number of directions.



Watch out for radiation, those reactors are hot!



A diver prepares to exit the ship.


Building instructions
Download building instructions (LEGO Digital Designer)

Comments

 I like it 
  May 14, 2012
looks very sleek and stealthy! great job!
 I made it 
  March 22, 2012
Quoting Dave Benson It sure looks very futuristic with all those flat angled surfaces that makes the hull :) Inspiring creation...maybe I do one myself soon.
Post me a link, I'd be glad to see it if you did build one.
 I like it 
  March 21, 2012
It sure looks very futuristic with all those flat angled surfaces that makes the hull :) Inspiring creation...maybe I do one myself soon.
 I like it 
  March 21, 2012
Great detial on the interior. I am always impressed at the detail peple put into the inside. Sometimes I think I should spend more time on that aspect.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
It has some very nice details, and an amazing interior. I like the back story, very nice.
 I made it 
  March 20, 2012
Quoting Andrew AKA Hump-Free Hmm, the MOC itself is nice, but I suggest using Crtl+K when in Build Mode to take snapshots, this way you don't have LDD Backgrounds. Allows for more diverse Images with LDD MOCs as it only takes a Snapshot of the Creation.
Thanks for that tip; I was not aware.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2012
Hmm, the MOC itself is nice, but I suggest using Crtl+K when in Build Mode to take snapshots, this way you don't have LDD Backgrounds. Allows for more diverse Images with LDD MOCs as it only takes a Snapshot of the Creation.
 I made it 
  March 10, 2012
Quoting The Lego Animal (Jay Rhum) May I suggest you upload your LDD file?
Sure, that is a good idea. I should probably do that on all my LDD builds.
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
May I suggest you upload your LDD file?
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
That submarine is really cool! I like that unusual massive shape, the design, and I'm really honoured for the tribute to Titan! I can recognize some of my features, inside! That's a really cool ship! Regards - Jay : )
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
That submarine is really cool! I like that unusual massive shape, the design, and I'm really honoured for the tribute to Titan! I can recognize some of my features, inside! That's a really cool ship! Regards - Jay : )
 
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