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A MP from the Pheu Thai Party claims that the submarine that the government recently brought from China will be delivered without an engine after issues with a German supplier. The MP, and also party leader, Yuttapong Charasathien is criticising the 12.42 million baht submarine purchase from a Chinese firm, saying the deal lacked transparency. Yuttapong says the submarine, which is schedule to be delivered next year, should be included with an engine. He also questioned the credibility of the Chinese specialists who were expected to take control of submarine pier construction because they were registered with Thailand’s Ministry of […]

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4 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

submarine that the government recently brought from China will be delivered without an engine

A few tuk tuk engines will do the job.

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Rocket booster might be needed since it will be a Sub Space submarine.....they were talking about going to the moon...

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Sounds about right - anyone remember the GT200 bomb detectors bought by the Thai army that turned out to be just empty plastic boxes? 

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They would have been better of buying some of the second hand subs from Germany , who have great knowledge of building them, they were offered. But maybe there were no backhanders there.

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17 minutes ago, Thaiger said:

the submarine that the government recently brought from China will be delivered without an engine

Bit like a bike without a chain then 🤣 .. let's hope it comes with a lid as well .. 

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5 minutes ago, Prosaap said:

It will be hard to defend this stupidity but for sure some will try

It's an allegation from an out-of-work politician. No defence needed from any thinking person.

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Stick one of those engines off a long tail boat on it. Hard to be stealthy but so what. Defence of the country is not the point of the purchase anyway. So what does it matter

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TAT will be happy. The sub w/o an engine will be a nice tourist attraction, right next to the aircraft carrier w/o a single aircraft. Generals rule the country, a construction tycoon is Minister of Health, why shouldn't some Chinese language teachers be able to construct a fine submarine pier. In Thailand, anything is possible. If that weren't such a sad waste of resources, it could sell as a comedy.

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Why do they need a sub.. the gulf of Thailands average depth is 58 metres.. safe working for a sub is 15-30 metres from the bottom?  The height of the sub must be 10-15 metres high?  Anyone flying over should see it ..

please correct me if I'm wrong on the figures 

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

12.42 million baht submarine purchase

What do you expect for less than US$ 400 000 ?

For that price , it was probably just the shell being bought .

You wont get much submarine for that price 

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50 minutes ago, Soidog said:

Stick one of those engines off a long tail boat on it. Hard to be stealthy but so what. Defence of the country is not the point of the purchase anyway. So what does it matter

Top secret plans have been revealed of the final design and colour scheme with unconfirmed reports out of Germany suggesting their reluctance to supply an engine is _ _ _ _ _ (fill in the missing words) 🤣

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

A MP from the Pheu Thai Party claims that the submarine that the government recently brought from China will be delivered without an engine

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51 minutes ago, Malc-Thai said:

Why do they need a sub.. the gulf of Thailands average depth is 58 metres.. safe working for a sub is 15-30 metres from the bottom?  The height of the sub must be 10-15 metres high?  Anyone flying over should see it ..

please correct me if I'm wrong on the figures 

They are only figures,  similars to the TATs 🤣

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1 hour ago, Fluke said:

What do you expect for less than US$ 400 000 ?

For that price , it was probably just the shell being bought .

You wont get much submarine for that price 

It's 12.42 billion bath

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4 minutes ago, Huckster said:

It's 12.42 billion bath

I was already wondering. 12 million, there is no kickback big enough, to explain the "no engine, but we had to buy them"

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I really must agree with the gentleman on this matter. I’m thinking that a submarine with an engine would be much better than one without.

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3 hours ago, DoUKnowWhoIAm said:

A few tuk tuk engines will do the job.

Are flippers for the crew included in the price?

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2 hours ago, KaptainRob said:

Top secret plans have been revealed of the final design and colour scheme with unconfirmed reports out of Germany suggesting their reluctance to supply an engine is

Because a wind up key is being supplied instead …

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