Flying Submarines!

by wjw on September 4, 2007

From Dark Roasted, a splendid nostalgia-charged overview of attempts to build flying submarines.

Don Reid’s Commander-2, pictured at the top, was actually operational.

For some reason, the article fails to mention Robur the Conqueror.

InsightStraight September 5, 2007 at 5:06 am

Hey, don’t forget the Flying Sub from “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”!

The Seaview (or, as we used to call her, the Leaking Lena) was a cool design, but the Flying Sub was always my favorite.

InsightStraight September 5, 2007 at 5:22 am

And of course, there was the SkyDiver/Sky One combination on the British UFO TV series. Which wasn’t as cool as the Flying Sub from VTTBOTS but did have purple-haired girls in silver miniskirts which beats ol’ Richard Basehart any day.

InsightStraight September 5, 2007 at 5:29 am

And hey! don’t forget the Atragon, the wonderful flying-sub/warship from Toho studios.

And speaking of Japan, how about the Space Battleship Yamato which after its conversion to star drive more resembled a submarine than a battleship and went flying all over…

But wait. Maybe you were talking about real, actual, possible designs for flying subs.


Don’t know anything about that.

dubjay September 5, 2007 at 7:37 pm

As long as we’re mentioning the oeuvre of Gerry Anderson, let’s not forget Supercar!

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