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Great find, @RichardTheBruce! Thank you.
For land, I thought the filmmakers considered a tricked-up Q-Branch sport utility vehicle. And may still consider since the Aston Martin DBX is in development.
Coolest post of the day!
Thank you, @RichardTheBruce.
Every ship in the world would sink.
But then if the Liparus was a catermeran the subs would just need to flood their tanks and sink to escape.
Actually while we're at it how does Stromberg make the sub's controls go to ratshit? Q explains the tracking system up to a point but why would the Liparus sailing above a sub cause it to go haywire forcing them to blow the tanks and surface? This is never even addressed in the slightest.
Without this the whole thing is defunct as the sub could happily carry on and the Liparus could do sod all about it.
Naval vessels already use the catamaran concept for speed.
The stealth ship concept from Tomorrow Never Dies.
Regarding the Liparus staying afloat when it opens its bow entrance, it seems to me the buoyancy of a catamaran (or stealth ship) as @Gerard suggested could be combined with faux bottom structure to appear to be a supertanker. And still having a tank bottom preventing the subs' escape.
Tankers take on ballast anyway to maintain their trim at the waterline, they'd adjust to conditions. The water in the "cargo" area could be a zero sum game, not affected by opening bow doors. And regardless, when the bow is opened the cargo area quickly fills (or empties) to equilibrium with the outside sea water.
What would be a problem is the open space of a supertanker (and closed bow doors) filled with seawater, but minus the baffles and other structure that keep the liquid from sloshing around. In large volumes affected by changes in direction and momentum, that can be disastrous for the supertanker. And maybe worse for its contents.
So a directional electromagnetic pulse or powered beam of energy, or something similar that won't permanently damage the subs Stromberg wants to use makes sense. To me what happens on screen communicates that.
There is the proposal all should consider the health benefits of a "James Bond Shower"--the ice cold effect for minutes at a time.