Far dé Lànce Industries L3 "Enfin Revêtir"

Far dé Lànce was founded by the UES for developing naval military equipment in 2008 and features former Renault and Dassault engineers. The Enfin Revêtir is a sturdy, well armored fighter that can resist high pressure thanks to its voluminous, yet elegant design. The dual-drive concept might look odd at first but provides the ship with enough thrust to break the 100 KTS mark. There are four weapon hardpoints available which make this craft the nearly perfect choice for almost any type of duty. Additionally, the strong headlight beam proves considerably helpful in any deep-sea environment.

British Aerospace AX-10 "Cobra"

The AX-10 Cobra is the latest model of British Aerospace´s submarine series. A tad larger than the french "Enfin Revêtir", it is not as maneouverable, but approximately equally fast thanks to the two large Triple-fan induction drives. The greater size allows for large fuel tanks that enable the Cobra to travel long distances at high speed, as well as good armor, which makes the Cobra the perfect ship for strategic assaults.

Far dé Lànce Industries L7 "Akira"

Originally based on blueprints of a deep-sea research vessel by Mitsubishi, the Akira hosts a large Cargo Bay that should provide enough room for one of the Extraterrestrian Seafloor Stations. The Akira serves as a mothership for all U.E.S. diving operations. Its sturdy design allows for incredible diving depths and relatively good armor. On the negative side, the engines are not strong enough to make the L7 capable of high speeds or swift movement. Moreover, the Akira is unarmed and must therefore be protected by escorting crafts.


Lockheed DF1 "Protector One"

The design of Lockheed´s approach eludes us, it appears more like an airplane than a deep-sea submarine. Reconaissance suggests that it might serve as a prototype for the US development of a stealth submarine, but this is uncertain. The flat shape is assumed to be very problematic at high water pressure, so armoring is suspected to be low. However, intelligence reports that the Protector One boasts high maneouverability and top speeds in excess of 100KTS.

Pratt & Whitney X-23 "Freelancer"

The Freelancer is the derivate of a deep-sea research submarine the US have previously used for probing for mineral resources on the seafloor. High resistance against atmospheric pressure and tough armoring excel the X-23. Along with it 10 independent induction drive tubes, this vessel is very sturdy and a considerable threat. Its two strong headlight beams should make locating this ship an easier task, though.

General Dynamics S-14 "Introspective"

The Introspective's design is based on classic research vessels, which makes this craft a very reliable sub. Considering its field of duty as a fighter, the S-14 is surprisingly well armored and highly resistable against atmospheric pressure. The greater weight limits maneouverability and maximum speed a tad though, but this does not make this ship any less of a threat. It is mainly used for strategic assaults or convoy escorts.

Boeing B-5 "Pareil"

Boeing's Pareil is the underwater counterpart to their aerospace designs - a strategic bomber armed with dumb or homing torpedoes which pose a great threat to less maneouverable crafts like the Akira. The design features two fuselages and cockpits: The navigator / pilot is located on the left, the weapon C.O on the right. Following the tradition of Boeing's airplanes, the Pareil boasts very high top speed, but relatively poor armor. Expect this ship mainly on duty on strategic assaults.

Bell KDX 125 "Broadliner"

One of the US deep-sea scale diving operations transport ship. The Broadliner features a rather simple but efficient design that is assumed to cope with high atmospheric pressure well. It is often used for transporting equipment to and from US deep-sea bases. Although velocity is not very high due to the weak drives and the bulky shape, armoring is very tough, making the Broadliner not quite an easy target since it will be usually well guarded, too.

Siemens / MAN / Krupp Paddlewheel Excavator 288 "Garzweiler"

Interestingly enough, the Garzweiler is of German origin and has been used since the 1960s for browncoal open-cast mining in the Ruhrpott/Germany. The U.S. bought a small number of excavators in 2003 for underwater excavations in search for mineral resources. We suspect that the USA might use those incredible devices to dig for the ESS nowadays. The sheer size of a Garzweiler is amazing: With a height of 97 meters and a total length in excess of 300 meters, it is the largest excavator ever built by mankind.

U.S.S. Typhoon Class Attack Sub

The Typhoon Submarine is a proven construction ever since the 1990s. Over the years, the construction concept has been reworked several times and the ships have been overhauled and fitted with the latest avionics and electronic gadgetry.
With the arrival of small submarine fighters like the Enfin Revêtir, the Protector One and others, a Typhoon sub does not play a significant role in underwater combat anymore, but it surely still is an extremely deadly threat for conventional vessels like Tankers or Battleships, especially if armed with nuclear warheads.