Once again, fascinating
: again, not for the model particularly - which is after all a waterlined 700-scale torpedo-hull ("nasty" damaged ARII, no less), without even sail planes - but for your historical/technical snippets
. Where on earth do you go, to read these things - in particular, British "reactor pioneered radical quieting techniques" and "hull construction using new metals" - or are these tidbits that your "career-professional privelege" brings your way? (And it so, WTF are you doing revealing them, on-line??!
Seriously though: the Brits didn't invent
Anechoic (rubber) Hull Tiles, did they? I was sure I saw those - actually, the square pits where tiles had been battered off - on Soviet Victor (or even earlier) boats. Also, some speculation/pics of mysterious devices to emit a slime (polymer) coating, over accelerating Soviet hulls. Can you tell us anything about that, Donny?
As usual: great post - Thanks, buddy!