Pathfinder: Wheeled Electric Submarine Can Travel on Any Terrain

by , 03/14/11

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If the age of underwater habitation is upon us, then here is the perfect vehicle to navigate the seas. Dubbed the Pathfinder, this electric submarine was designed by Phil Pauley to travel across the sea floor for a prolonged period of time. Each one measures 15 m long x 4 m high and is capable of endurance research at an average working depth of 4000+ m or 2.5 miles underwater.


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  1. Cougar July 15, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    does this sub also act like a sub and make it’s way without the wheels? It stated that it can go to a depth of 2.5 miles, but what is it’s crush depth, can it go deeper, and can you make one that goes much deeper?

  2. matcal March 15, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Why drive when you can fly?

  3. caeman March 15, 2011 at 9:00 am

    If you are going to have those wheels on there, why make an attempt at a hydrodynamic shape? The wheels completely ruin the hydrodynamic profile of the vessel. You might as well make it a full cylinder and maximize the space inside.

  4. tomsepe March 14, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Looks tsunami-proof, but does it have radiation shielding?

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