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    Will you guys ever get over the Cold War?

    Will you guys ever get over the Cold War?
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    That ship in the middle reminds me of the La...

    That ship in the middle reminds me of the La Salle, the 6th fleet's old Raleigh-class command ship which I saw in Gaeta years ago.

    Edit: Ah, that's because it's the Austin-class USS Ponce, and the...
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    Azimuth thrusters fun (BPC Dixmude):...

    Azimuth thrusters fun (BPC Dixmude):
    http://i.imgur.com/zkX6C7z.jpg
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    Yeah I'm sure they thought exactly like that.

    Yeah I'm sure they thought exactly like that.
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    All those western STOL carriers will end in tears...

    All those western STOL carriers will end in tears :obama:

    I don't get why they would put the Canberra and Juan Carlos together, but make two pictures out of the same Russian design (Varyag and...
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    Yeah that's probably more sensible but still...

    Yeah that's probably more sensible but still doesn't work for basically the same reasons. Both are "horrifyingly vulnerable to enemies that can shoot back" as Malcanis so eloquently put it.
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    That's what battlecruisers tried to be, then they...

    That's what battlecruisers tried to be, then they were repeatedly sunk in regular naval battles. If you only want to fight Somali pirates that might work but it's probably not something the navies of...
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    How dare you imply building "supercarriers" for a...

    How dare you imply building "supercarriers" for a handful F-35B isn't worth it!
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    http://i.imgur.com/Q84psXL.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/Q84psXL.jpg
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    Italian Navy aircraft carrier Cavour...

    Italian Navy aircraft carrier Cavour
    http://i.imgur.com/ffPod.jpg

    Launches Harrier and helicopters (F-35 planned). Go Italy!
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    Yeah Catapult Assisted Take Off Barrier Arrested...

    Yeah Catapult Assisted Take Off Barrier Arrested Recovery can be done with steam or with an electromagnetic launch system. The latter is planned for the Ford class because it's supposedly able to...
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    To be fair the size difference is pretty huge...

    To be fair the size difference is pretty huge too, CDG is not quite as big as the Nimitz class, but most countries' carriers are about LHA sized. Building and operating a carrier does cost a lot. Of...
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    Oh right. Didn't think of that. That's even more...

    Oh right. Didn't think of that. That's even more hilarious.
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    I heard about the figures suddenly skyrocketing...

    I heard about the figures suddenly skyrocketing and wondered if no one in your government actually questioned or bothered to verify that, because if catapults were so prohibtively expensive I'd think...
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    Except they stopped doing that when everyone got...

    Except they stopped doing that when everyone got radar.
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    I don't think visual camo doesn't matter on ships...

    I don't think visual camo doesn't matter on ships anyway? Or is that just deep sea stuff?
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    It's also not the same hull shape, is it?

    It's also not the same hull shape, is it?
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    Ship on a ship: http://i.imgur.com/p8K5e.jpg

    Ship on a ship:

    http://i.imgur.com/p8K5e.jpg
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