U212A Super-Stealth Submarine Powered By Fuel Cell
Its not often that we write about instruments of war here, but this radically conceived submarine paradoxically utilizes one of the decisively progressive embodiments of our ‘green’ technology. U212A is the first of its kind of craft which is exclusively powered by the all in all advanced hydrogen fuel cell.
Designed by German naval shipyard Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft, the unconventional hydrogen fuel cell imbued inside this submarine doesn’t make it dependent on diesel-electric propulsion as well as nuclear power. Though an emission free mechanism was perhaps hardly the developer’s concern, this technology does have other ’strategic’ advantages along with its energy efficiency.
Basically because of the above mentioned hydrogen fuel cell, the craft can remain submerged underwater for a much longer period in comparison to the conventional ones. And talk about being a ’silent assassin’ – armed with 12 heavyweight wire guided torpedoes, this fascinating machine almost does not emanate noise and body heat because of the effectual hydrogen engine. Moreover non magnetic metals have been integrated to further reduce the heat radiation. Well there are clear indications of this project’s eminence when the shipyard proclaimed this as “the peak of German submarine technology.”