Special Operations STEALTH Ship

JBS

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How cool is this?


M 80 Stiletto

The Stiletto, a Twin M hull vessel, is 80 ft in length with a 40 ft beam providing a rectangular deck area equivalent to a conventional displacement craft 160 ft in length. The vessel's draft fully loaded is 3 ft and is designed for a speed of 50-60 kts. Its superior performance is based on M Ship Co.'s proprietary, globally patented technology, recapturing the bow wave using its energy to create an air cushion for more efficient planing.

M Ship Co. was responsible for the design and construction of the vessel made solely of carbon fiber for reduced weight and increased stiffness, the largest vessel ever built in the U.S. of this advanced material. It was delivered to the Office of Force Transformation to establish scalability of the M hull technology.

M Ship Co. has designed a family of such vessels to qualify for the full range of missions contemplated for operations in littoral or coastal zone. These will offer significant advantages over conventional displacement or planing craft based on the U.S. military's new littoral missions where efficiency, low cost, innovation, higher payload fraction, agility, shock mitigation, shallow draft and stealth are the new priorities for the next generation naval craft.
 

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The91Bravo

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That M-hull looks like it would be good in a walleye chop. Can't wait for Lund to come out with there walleye boat with an M-hull:D
 

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That M-hull looks like it would be good in a walleye chop.

Stable as they come, and also reduces the signature at high speed.
 

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SOC-R FTW !

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But serious. Is the M80 to replace the Mk V SOC ?
 
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It is an experimental craft. It was not designed to replace the MK V. It will probably not come on-line.

Rata >:{(I put this here because Vikings are cool and the first real "Boat Guys")
 
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