Submarines anyone? Or is it a diver delivery vehicle?
1. "Ortega creates electric open-top submarine for divers"
"Dutch company Ortega has designed an electric submersible for divers, which it claims is the fastest of its kind."
"The MK1C submersible is designed for travelling underwater and is aimed at marine biologists, underwater archaeologists and special forces."
NOT SO FAST CHARLIE BROWN! MK1C MAYBE THE FASTEST BUT NOT THE FIRST OF ITS KIND!
Long before there was the MK1C there was the Sleeping Beauty!
2. World War Two naval commando delivery vehicle. One man submarine, a wet vessel.
"The Motorised Submersible Canoe (MSC), nicknamed Sleeping Beauty, was built by British Special Operations Executive (SOE) during World War II as an underwater vehicle for a single frogman to perform clandestine reconnaissance or attacks against enemy vessels."
MSC bears a great resemblance to the MK1C or is it the other way around. Powered by an electric motor, takes in water to submerge, surfaces by expelling that water using compressed air. A true submarine. Compare the two images accompanying this blog entry. Notice any similarity?