Friday, October 12, 2012

Papercraft Dockwise Vanguard semi-submersible ultra heavy lift ship!

The Dockwise Vanguard is a new, semi-submersible ultra heavy lift ship.

Basically, the ship is sunk a little by pumping water into its hull, so the load can be moved over the now submerged deck. Then the water is pumped out again, so the ship rises underneath the load until the load is supported on top of the deck.

This way, the Vanguard can carry enormous loads, even other ships and offshore rigs! (in the pictures, the Vanguard is seen carrying MegaMoonLiner's World War II Japanese hybrid battleship ISE/Hyuga!)
When its sea-trials are completed and the ship enters service, it will be the biggest heavy lift ship in the world!

Download + build your own papercraft Dockwise Vanguard! (by MegaMoonLiner)

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