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    We'd love to mate, but L-M has our politicians by...

    We'd love to mate, but L-M has our politicians by the balls. (Which in and of itself took some incredible engineering advances in micromachinery and nano-scale materials handling.)

    -O
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    The Sukhoi comment was fairly tongue-in-cheek. I...

    Joe, you're ignoring every bit of context in making that comparison. Every carrier in the western world was -modernized- to an angled flight deck, during the Cold War, at a time of unprecedented...
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    They make Su-27 derivative airframes still, sure...

    They make Su-27 derivative airframes still, sure it might not be the Su-33 exactly, but I doubt that going to Sukhoi and saying "Hey guys, we need a ski-jump capable carrier aircraft based on the...
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    Joe, you're ignoring every bit of context in...

    Joe, you're ignoring every bit of context in making that comparison. Every carrier in the western world was -modernized- to an angled flight deck, during the Cold War, at a time of unprecedented...
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    I believe the Kuznetsov wins by virtue of...

    because diesel



    :p[/QUOTE]

    Oh wow. Oh my...

    Now nobody can even dare to mouth off about Kuznetsov :razor:[/QUOTE]
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    Comrade Razor, take notes. That is how you do...

    Comrade Razor, take notes. That is how you do doublethink.

    -O
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    Good to know. It still doesn't address the lack...

    Good to know. It still doesn't address the lack of HE though. Throwing a solid chunk of steel 4x the range of an HE shell is going to be pretty useless for shore bombardment unless you have an...
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    Okay, then we're having a misunderstanding about...

    Okay, then we're having a misunderstanding about how this weapon is being marketed I think. I've seen it being touted primarily as an improved shore bombardment gun, in which role it's about as...
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    And when it gets there it's going to do what...

    And when it gets there it's going to do what exactly? That's my problem with it. Unless the goal is purely as a ship-to-ship weapon capable of punching through armor it doesn't make sense. Even a...
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    No, this is an example of "I know some military...

    No, this is an example of "I know some military tactics and want to know how they're going to solve a problem that current solutions can address, which this solution appears to be incapable of...
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    1) They're going to have to do some serious work....

    Few things need to be addressed here:

    1) That problem will likely be solved (i.e. better materials) or worked around (i.e. replacement rails)
    2) Railgun rounds may not even require explosives,...
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    I still don't see the advantage of railguns....

    I still don't see the advantage of railguns. Erosion is still a huge problem, and I'm dubious of the merits of running a gigantic electric charge through a shell full of explosives. Plus I've yet to...
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    Joke's on you, they're resurrecting Project...

    Joke's on you, they're resurrecting Project Habakkuk, clearly. It's a fake sawdust ship!

    -O
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    Was it? It's hard to tell from the angle but the...

    Yeah but that still was way over the automatic spread.[/QUOTE]

    Was it? It's hard to tell from the angle but the shots looked like they were spreading mostly linearly. If you map a circular...
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    Razor, comrade, I know our cultures are...

    Razor, comrade, I know our cultures are different. But surely even you can see how little money there is to be had in simply upgrading an existing design when you could be paid so much more to create...
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    It's intended to engage corvettes, not destroyers...

    It's intended to engage corvettes, not destroyers and cruisers. Buyan-class ships for instance have a listed effective AA range of about 5km.

    -O
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    Tennis rackets. Titanium-reinforced. -O

    Tennis rackets. Titanium-reinforced.

    -O
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    Nah, those won't help. If you're actually facing...

    Nah, those won't help. If you're actually facing a hypersonic threat you either need over-the-horizon guided countermeasures or a fuckhuge laser with a fast traverse rate. Assuming the CIWS is 20m...
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    Okay, so why aren't we looking at building hulls...

    Okay, so why aren't we looking at building hulls as modular backbones? Common data bus, common modular sockets for weapons, common modular sockets for radar and FCS? Is the mass and volume penalty...
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    Okay, so next question. Since VLS seems to have...

    Okay, so next question. Since VLS seems to have gotten it right the first time around, why in fuck did they not expand on it? I mean, you need a power and data connection to the missile anyways,...
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    Why can't you containerize a long range SAM? I...

    oh, you mean something we started doing 25 years ago ?

    those LCS boats always amuse me when you compare them to the Thetis class, they are not really comparable ships, the Thetis class is arctic...
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    Well you guys lost the last two wars, sooner or...

    Well you guys lost the last two wars, sooner or later you had to win one.

    -O
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    Invade? Better plan: Glass Russia, build parking...

    When? In like 10 fucking 66?[/QUOTE]

    The hint was in the image - William of Orange leading a dutch invasion force ashore. 1688.[/QUOTE]

    Back when IRN didn't exist. Good find!

    Also which...
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    You don't understand how nuclear weapons work if...

    Do explain cause right now I see no arguments except calling me names.



    that piece is a plutonium detonator, it's not a full nuke. it's used to initiate the reaction so it doesn't have a...
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    Yes, they trained just for it which is why it was...

    Yes, they trained just for it which is why it was only three hours. But even a less well-drilled crew will still get it done in a day or so. "Weeks" is complete BS. If we assume that their training...
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