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Friday, March 03, 2006

Blog Idaho Posts Submarine Stuff

Retired Geezer over at Blog Idaho posts a Photoshopped photo of the "Computer of the Future" that has a distinct submarine edge to it:

Recognize where the "base" photo comes from? It's from the Cold War Submarine exhibit at the Smithsonian; here's what is probably the original photo:

I saw the exhibit in 2002; I remember they had some really cheesy replacement meters for the various classified stuff that is normally on the panels.

Going deep...

7 Comments:

Anonymous EW3 said...

While it may look like a sub oriented system, the truth is that is a mandbased system.
Look closely at the subtitle.
Yes, I'm old enough to recognize these kind of systems.

3/03/2006 9:43 PM

 
Blogger MT1(SS) said...

*chuckles*

I remember when that picture was made. It was the result of a Fark.com Photoshop Contest back in September 2004.

lukket is the Photoshoppers name (Fark.com profile here).

The pic grew so popular that it was debunked by Snopes.com and lukket eventually gave the pic its own explanation page. (The Timeline section is particularly entertaining!)

Some interesting other items:
Fark congratulates lukket.
Original Contest Link. (Which most of you guys should LOVE)

3/03/2006 9:47 PM

 
Blogger Retired Geezer said...

Hey, even *I* know that those Wheel Thingies are to make the submarine dive.

3/03/2006 9:53 PM

 
Blogger Retired Geezer said...

The photo on Fark with "The Club" hooked on the wheels, made me laugh.
So did the Lemmings PS.

3/03/2006 9:59 PM

 
Blogger Zoe Brain said...

Looks like a control panel for the Cormorant, Lockheed-Martin's new Flying Submarine.

3/04/2006 4:26 AM

 
Anonymous Brad said...

That was a neat exhibit, I think the displays were from the USS Trepang.

3/05/2006 10:31 AM

 
Blogger Chap said...

This pic has messed with the heads of many folks. MT1 is on the mark.

Different displays were from many different boats. The maneuvering panels were not from Trepang but Sand Lance. The Naval Submarine League's Submarine Journal had an article at the time about how they went about declassifying the things.

One of my shipmates (now an XO in the fleet) was on the videotape that played in the museum re-enacting a spec op mission that was declassified for the show. I give him grief for being famous.

3/05/2006 11:52 AM

 

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