Army Guys Need Answers!
The guys from Castle Argghhh!!! posed a question to us bubbleheads that should pose a good challenge for us. They linked to a picture over at StrangeMilitary.com (re-printed below, so those who want to avoid the pop-up adds that got through my pop-up blocker can skip them) of a sub at PD, and want to know what kind of boat it is:
I said that I though it might be a Permit-class boat, due to the large fairwater planes that look to be fairly close to the top of the sail. Anyone else have any ideas? As always, the best comparison shots for U.S. boats can be found over at NavSource.
Bell-ringer 0038 23 Feb: The consensus seems to be an Aussie Collins-class boat; EM1derful found a picture at Navy NewsStand from RIMPAC 2004, that looks like it might be from the same series of photos, that's identified as being a shot of HMAS Rankin (SSK 78):
Mystery solved... (?)