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October 10th, 2013 at 9:39 am

DeepFlight Super Falcon flying submarine

DeepFlight Super Falcon

The DeepFlight Super Falcon (DFSF) is a sleek vehicle that flies, but it’s not flying in the air, it’s flying through the water. It is shaped like a stout fighter jet with two stubby 8.8-feet wide “wings” at each side, with a super slim chassis and domed semicircle waterproof windows. The 20.11 feet DFSF soars through water instead of simply sinking like traditional submarines. (Video)

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In fact, its buoyant, lightweight hull is designed for “flying” through the sea by way of a “downward lift” motion and was designed with the same principles as aircraft. The DFSF is equipped with emergency “gas bags” so a malfunction would simply bring its occupants up to air by floating to the surface. It also comes with 24-hour life support to ensure a safe return.

For a comfortable undersea flight, the DFSF utilizes a pressurized cockpit that balances out the atmospheric pressure as the driver goes deeper, up to a depth of about 1,600 feet. The “sea crafts” can seat either two or three riders with a maximum weight of 507 pounds combined, and was even designed to do underwater barrel rolls around dolphins or spy-hops with whales to complete your underwater transformation into a metal mermaid. It’s also powered by environmentally friendly brushless DC thrusters and lithium iron phosphate batteries that give it a maximum cruise speed of six knots, a maximum thrust of 509 pounds, and a duration of eight hours per charge.

The advanced, James Bond-like submarine/airplane hybrid doesn’t come cheap with a price tag of $1.7 million, though renting it out for a day will only set you back a cool $10,000. A three-day pilot training program tacks on another $15K, for those of you that have that kind of cash laying around.

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Via Dvice

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