British special operations boat VICTA can turn into a submarine

British company SubSea Craft is developing the VICTA vessel for the Navy, which combines the functions of a speedboat and a mini-submarine, and will be designed for special missions.

Its length is 11, 95 m, width - 2, 3 m. It can accommodate 6 combat swimmers and 2 crew members - a pilot and a navigator. The VICTA body is made of matte black carbon fiber with a polyurethane foam core. This contributes to an optimal balance of weight and strength.

In the mission area, VICTA follows on the surface, like a boat, using a Saetek 725+ 725 hp diesel engine. from. and Kongsberg Kamewa water cannons from Kongsberg Martime.

To become invisible, VICTA transforms into a submarine and dives to shallow depths within two minutes, while swimmers and crew members don diving equipment while continuing to breathe from the onboard open circuit system. The air supply is enough for 4 hours. In this case, the air in the cylinders is not consumed.

In the submerged position, the VICTA travels at a speed of 11 km / h on six electric motors powered by a lithium-ion battery. The maximum immersion depth is 30 meters, the cruising range is 45 km. Arriving at the landing site, the combat swimmers leave the ship through side doors resembling wings.