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 Hello again! On this page I will detail my attempts to repair one of my favourite submarines in my collections! Please check back often as I continue to update this page.

       Since this submarine was originally built by my cousin many years ago and given to me as a gift. Therefore, I cannot really take the title of its "builder". But during the summer of 2003, I've decided to take a risk and make her ready for sea again. Here's some pictures of the boat:

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Above: overall picture of the Typhoon, showing torpedo tubes and the conning tower.

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This is a very good picture showing the "missile deck", there are 20 tubes overall. as you can see, two tubes are opened.

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Here's another picture showing the sub's deck and conning tower viewed from the top.

Interestingly, this sub might appear to be just "plain" but when I first holded it in my hands, I discovered that it had a really interesting bow planes and torpedo mechanism, here's how I described it: when the forward hydro-planes are retracted, the torpedo tubes in the front sticks out. I ain't firing or anything, but I think that it is a really nice feature for a sub this old. The mechanism is put together using a system of gears. Here's another picture showing the torpedoes closeup"

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Please check back often as I continue to update on this project.

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