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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1695 on: January 31, 2017, 10:12:25 AM »
like theres a chinese warship that can survive 2.....  ::)

You saying that that carrier (by virtue of its size) cant survive two of those?
I am assuming that those are exocet type missiles

They're homegrown Japanese SSMs, roughly equivalent to the US Harpoon. Two of them might not sink a ChiComm carrier, but they'd likely render it hors de combat.
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« Reply #1696 on: January 31, 2017, 10:24:57 AM »
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USS Intrepid (CV-11) afire, after she was hit by a Kamikaze off Okinawa on 16 April 1945. Photographed from USS Alaska (CB-1), as a Fletcher class destroyer steams by in the foreground.

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« Reply #1697 on: January 31, 2017, 06:39:30 PM »
like theres a chinese warship that can survive 2.....  ::)

You saying that that carrier (by virtue of its size) cant survive two of those?
I am assuming that those are exocet type missiles

They're homegrown Japanese SSMs, roughly equivalent to the US Harpoon. Two of them might not sink a ChiComm ex-Soviet ex-Indian carrier, but they'd likely render it hors de combat.

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« Reply #1698 on: January 31, 2017, 08:37:28 PM »
the problem with those carriers is how much exposed ordinance they carry.  missile engines dont respond well to explosions.
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« Reply #1699 on: January 31, 2017, 08:43:03 PM »
The Chinese were at least smart enough to ditch the SSMs that the Russkis carry on theirs.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1700 on: February 01, 2017, 04:57:38 PM »
HMS King George V

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« Reply #1701 on: February 01, 2017, 04:59:12 PM »
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USS Woodrow Wilson (SSBN-624) starts down the way at Mare Island on 22 February 1963

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« Reply #1702 on: February 01, 2017, 05:02:36 PM »
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He-115 Aircraft Flies By A Scharnhorst Class Battleship And A German Destroyer During The Channel Dash, February, 1942.

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« Reply #1703 on: February 01, 2017, 05:08:51 PM »
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USS Utah (BB-31), getting painted, May 4, 1929


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1704 on: February 04, 2017, 06:22:29 AM »
U.S. Navy officially decommissions the "Big E", the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier

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After almost 55 years of active service, the USS Enterprise has been decommissioned. No, we're not talking about a certain starship, but the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, which was commissioned in the US Navy in 1961 and now bears the distinction of being the first nuclear carrier to be decommissioned. The eighth US Naval vessel to bear the name, the Enterprise was removed from the Navy list today as Captain Todd Beltz relinquished his command in a ceremony in the ship's hangar bay.

A ninth USS Enterprise (CVN 80), one of the Gerald R Ford class of nuclear supercarriers, is scheduled to enter service in 2027.

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« Reply #1705 on: February 07, 2017, 07:55:42 PM »
Plane being blown off the Lexington's flight deck by an explosion.
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« Reply #1706 on: February 12, 2017, 07:18:28 AM »
Entrance wound of Yorktown at Coral Sea.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1707 on: February 12, 2017, 07:38:07 AM »
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QE class carrier compared to Invincible class

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1708 on: February 12, 2017, 07:47:30 AM »
Very impressive. Still, the QE seems to lack something, but what? I just can't quite put my finger on it... I'm sure the answer will land on me any moment though.




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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1709 on: February 12, 2017, 09:51:49 AM »
It is somewhat confusing to see starboard side elevators.  Thought for a second the picture was reversed.
“Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don’t find out until too late that he’s been playing with two queens all along”.  Terry Pratchett.

During filming of Airplane, Leslie Nielsen used a whoopee cushion to keep the cast off-balance. Hays said that Nielsen "played that thing like a maestro"

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"When all other trusts fail, turn to Flashman." — Abraham Lincoln.

"I have enjoyed very warm relations with my two husbands."
"With your eyes closed?"
"That helped."  Lauren Bacall

Master Chiefs are sneaky, dastardly, and snarky miscreants who thrive on the tears of Ensigns and belly dancers.   Admiral Gerry Bogan.