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Reply #1470 on: December 22, 2021, 11:08:07 PM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1471 on: December 22, 2021, 11:16:16 PM
Vodka is flammable.  :dunno:

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Reply #1472 on: December 23, 2021, 11:59:09 AM
Somebody's getting a long vacation in Siberia.  :doh:  I hearit's cold there this time of year.

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Reply #1473 on: December 28, 2021, 04:02:22 PM
https://warontherocks.com/2021/12/the-unplanned-costs-of-an-unmanned-fleet

More on the LCS and also about the effort to automate ships and reduce the size of the crew.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1474 on: December 28, 2021, 04:40:19 PM
To solve all its problems, large organization seeks Philosopher's Stone; fails to find it. Film at 11:00.

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Reply #1475 on: December 28, 2021, 04:56:30 PM
Whenever a DoD program is justified because it will save money through reduced crew size, more commonality, higher reliability, or whatever, you know they are lying.

The LCS is an example of how NOT to do DoD acquisition.  The motto of the FFG(X) was "we are not the LCS."

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Reply #1476 on: January 14, 2022, 04:52:45 PM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1477 on: January 14, 2022, 08:34:23 PM
https://catalog.archives.gov/id/84174

Carrier air strike 1965.

That movie hit home for me.  My dad was on carriers in the 60s and early 70s and did several tours off the coast of Vietnam.  He was a weapons guy, so he'd be below decks getting ordnance ready, or on the flight deck loading the planes.  Those guys wore red shirts on the flight deck, and I still have one or two of his shirts he wore.  He was never on the USS Ranger and I think we were on our way to San Diego in 1965, but many of my friends and classmates had fathers on the Ranger.


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Reply #1478 on: January 15, 2022, 04:13:11 AM
Man...look at the ordinance that Skyraider was carrying!

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Reply #1479 on: January 15, 2022, 06:22:53 AM
A1's are just awesome aircraft.

I was reading recently about the Skyraiders that the Royal Navy operated.
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Reply #1480 on: January 20, 2022, 12:36:09 PM

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #1481 on: January 20, 2022, 01:21:03 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR0GrSihc6tXbhR9TV55u1RnH30GPsjqkmvJMD1ChVf3L54Elxhvb2Wf9yw&v=igED1LaKNCI&feature=youtu.be

Video of the escort carriers off Samar.
Pretty sure I've never seen this.

That's really cool. I know I haven't seen that footage.

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Reply #1482 on: January 20, 2022, 03:16:54 PM
Man...look at the ordinance that Skyraider was carrying!

Google SKYRAIDER TOILET sometime.

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Reply #1483 on: January 20, 2022, 04:07:48 PM
Yep - I know the one you mean  ;D

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Reply #1484 on: January 20, 2022, 08:23:08 PM
A true classic.  :bigthumb:

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