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    The raising of K-129

    Fascinating documentary on the Military Channel called Azorian: The Raising of K-129 about a Cold War era Russian sub which was sunk and then found and raised out of the deep ocean.

    The mechanisms developed for this purpose look to amount to nothing short of engineer porn. Very interesting show



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    Re: The raising of K-129

    The reason for the Glomar Explorer. Project Azorian is fascinating to me. I'll have to check and see if I have that channel and if so, are they showing it again so I can DVR it.



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    Re: The raising of K-129

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Fascinating documentary on the Military Channel called Azorian: The Raising of K-129 about a Cold War era Russian sub which was sunk and then found and raised out of the deep ocean.

    The mechanisms developed for this purpose look to amount to nothing short of engineer porn. Very interesting show
    Did they fill it up with ping pong balls to bring it to the surface?



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    Re: The raising of K-129

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    Did they fill it up with ping pong balls to bring it to the surface?
    Ha ha... no. The process is pretty amazing though



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    Re: The raising of K-129

    FYI - Scheduled to air again on Wednesday(6/26) at noon central time on the Military Channel.



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    Re: The raising of K-129

    This is available on Netflix streaming, also. It was quite a while ago when I watched it, but definitely interesting stuff.



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    Re: The raising of K-129

    Just watching this via Netflix. As Cyclonepride said, it's total engineer porn.

    Good stuff. The ingenuity of all involved to recover the sub is amazing, especially when you consider this was done in the late 60's-early 70's without GPS and modern computer technology. Those old guys were pretty sharp and probably knew how to work a slide rule like nobody's business.



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    Re: The raising of K-129

    In the Netflix queue for later



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