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Reply #450 on: April 01, 2019, 10:52:03 PM
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Reply #451 on: April 02, 2019, 01:59:48 PM

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Reply #452 on: April 08, 2019, 07:38:02 PM

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Reply #453 on: April 09, 2019, 07:29:05 AM
Good article.
In regards to the Chicago Piano, one of it's flaws was it's fuse.
this part was designed by Arleigh Burks, who had a great role to play in the Pacific.  He ended his career as the only two term CNO.
It's hard to imagine him designing the fuse of an AA round, but in those days all Academy graduates were trained as engineers and rotated through positions as such.
He admitted in his biography, that this work on the Piano was the very worst job he ever did.

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Reply #455 on: April 11, 2019, 07:09:03 AM
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Reply #456 on: April 11, 2019, 09:08:01 AM

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Reply #457 on: April 11, 2019, 12:25:13 PM

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Reply #458 on: April 12, 2019, 11:37:51 AM

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Reply #459 on: April 12, 2019, 11:51:59 AM
NICE!!!  :bigthumb:

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Reply #460 on: April 14, 2019, 02:13:49 PM

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Reply #461 on: April 14, 2019, 02:23:16 PM
https://amp.businessinsider.com/marines-test-lightning-carrier-concept-in-the-south-china-sea-2019-4


Yep. This is the coming thing for naval aviation. Those baby carriers the Marines have are going to get a lot of work going forward.

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Reply #462 on: April 14, 2019, 03:17:50 PM

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Reply #463 on: April 15, 2019, 03:11:31 PM
https://warontherocks.com/2019/03/samson-the-carrier-and-goliath-the-amphib-twin-giants-of-a-compromised-fleet-architecture/

I don't think guy makes a lot of sense, except for using the America class LHA's a mini carriers and perhaps not needing as many super carriers.  I think, for the most part, no one has an air force that could challenge a squadron or two of F-35's for air superiority, outside of Europe, the Middle East, and Eastern Asia.  Those three areas, we have a pretty significant air force presence already, so not sure there is a large need for super carriers.  He also bemoans the navy not having any carrier launched drones, except for a tanker.  But if those drones need a catapult to launch, then the America class will not work, as they don't have those.  I'm sure a new, small carrier class with catapult capability, could be built.  He also complains about he short range of the F-35's, but they have a longer range than the MQ-9 Reapers.  Yes, the Navy's X-48 experimental combat drone has a longer range, but they need a catapult to launch.

Then he really goes off the rails talking about a frigate with well deck and needing to be multi mission.  The Perry's were multi mission, anti sub, anti air, and anti surface.  And I really don't want my gator freighters chasing subs or surface combatants.  I've no problem with putting VLS launcher on ships like the San Antonio's, but they should be adding that fire power to their escorts, not sitting out there by themselves as the primary surface combatant.




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Reply #464 on: April 17, 2019, 07:43:36 AM