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sigpro posted a topic in The Great Brick WarAfter the events depicted on [GBW] - Troop build up - Erotema - Submarine Assembly Plant the first unit of the S90-class diesel attack submarine is to be christened. What does this mean? Normally, whenever a marine unit is ready to enter service, she (I will never understand why vessels are feminine in English) is given a name and someone very important for her own country breaks a bottle of champagne on her hull. In this case, the first unit of the S90 class will be named S901 TRIANA. The namesake comes from Rodrigo de Triana, the lookout who first spotted the American continent on 12 October 1492. It is also one of the most typical neighborhoods in Seville, Spain. “Good morning, this is Antony Stone reporting live from Erotema Shipyards, where the new submarine of our Navy, Triana, is to be christened in the following minutes.” 1 START PRESS by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr “We are close to the catering for the subsequent finger food lunch that will take place after the christening”. 2 CATERING by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr “The authorities today are the following: Mr. Blas Gálvez, President of Erotema. Bishop Marcellus Breadwine, top military priest. Miss. Marifé Gálvez, Miss Erotema 2017 and daughter of President Gálvez. Top Navy officers and the future Captain of S901 TRIANA”. 3 AUTHORITIES by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr “We listen now the anthem of Erotema being played by a small group of…MARIACHIS??? WTF!!! Well, our studios on Erotema city report that as all the available personnel is engaged in the war, the Navy had to hire the services of a mariachi band on tour on Erotema”. 4 ORCHESTRA by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Overall view of the event. 5 OVERALL VIEW by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Detail of the Navy Insignia, inspired on that of the Spanish Navy. 6 NAVY INSIGNIA by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Detail of the submarine sail and the flag of Erotema. From left to right (bow to stern), attack periscope, observation periscope, 16-cell SAM VLS, snorkel, radio antenna, radar. 7 TOWER DETAIL by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Overall view of the submarine in all her length. INSTAGRAM1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Main features: Length 241 studs, about 81 metres. Beam: 22,7 studs (aprox), about 7,6 metres. Armament: 8 650 mm torpedo tubes. Up to 32 torpedoes or missiles (cruise missiles too) plus 4 mines. Each torpedo or missile can be replaced by 2 mines. 16-cell SAM VLS. Crew: 32 + 8 passengers (specops units, training personnel, etc). This submarine has 3 diesel generators and 1 electric motor driving a pump jet, which makes her even more silent than current diesel submarines (of course, more silent than nuclear subs). Its AIP plant extends her underwater endurance for about 30 days without surfacing.