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Earthmonster
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The premise is unrealistic; the US Navy with has sumbersibles that can rescue submariners from any nations sub. The US Air Force has C-5's that can transport said submersibles anywhere in the world on short notice. I can't see anyway that the US would turn to China for assistance like it was proposed in this story line.

CIC pales in comparison to the West Wing. Especially in the early days. I haven't seen any good writing in these 11 first episodes that comes close the the writing and acting in the WW pilot.

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A quick Google search resulted in this submersible:

Mystic rescue submersible

Displacement: 37 tons
Dimensions: 49 feet/14.9 meters long, 8 foot/2.4 meter diameter
Propulsion: Electric motor, 4 knots
Crew: 4 + 24 rescuees

Concept/Program: Rescue submersible designed to rescue crews from disabled submarines. Can be transported by air (C-5 Galaxy), specially designed support ships, submarines outfitted with transport cradles, trucks, and railroad. Supported by converted oilfield tugs Dolores Chouest and Kellie Chouest following the demise of specially-constructed submarine rescue ships. DSRV 2 has been deactivated but is retained at San Diego as a parts source. DSRV 1 will remain in service through 2005, when a new submarine rescue system is scheduled to be available.

Builders: Lockheed Missiles and Space, Sunnyvale, CA.

Design: Three 7.5 foot diameter spheres enclosed in a fiberglass casing, and fitted with a "universal" mating skirt to enable docking with virtually any submarine. Maximum operating depth is 5000 feet/1523 meters.
And that is what is available on Google. What other submersibles have been designed and operational with our tax money?

Chris
 
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