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    Apologies for using the word 'support' ship, i...

    Apologies for using the word 'support' ship, i certainly agree with the changing to 'escort'. Considering that the UK carriers are the central long reach asset within the fleet (in a military...
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    As we only have two in build (and only one more...

    As we only have two in build (and only one more possible in the series), we can't really cover the globe (and may not have either actually out at sea at times) and have adequate back up in case...
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    Shut the fuck up! You know she looks sexy and...

    Shut the fuck up! You know she looks sexy and looks are what its all about in the end. :P

    In all seriousness a triumverate of carriers would be more tactically flexible than the two, but given...
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    Imagine the damage if those dumb bombs had gone...

    Imagine the damage if those dumb bombs had gone off when impacting. We could have seen an awful lot more sunken vessels (and many more casualties).

    The MoD still don't know the exact...
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    That is some top quality squatting...

    That is some top quality squatting...
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    One of the chaps i was nattering with a week or...

    One of the chaps i was nattering with a week or two ago was part of systems test crew of one of the type 45's in the gulf of aden, duncan i think. Within the week he was on board, three systems test,...
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    Would quite like to see a HMS Falconpunch, or USS...

    Would quite like to see a HMS Falconpunch, or USS Fuck Yeah or even a NEDAJA Allahu Akbar. Although the last one would only travel once...
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    Or is their SAM so good that they used it as an...

    Small boat swarms.

    And whilst NGS isn't about saturating shit, a single mk45 puts out about as much firepower as a battery of towed arty but very accurately.

    Also, who doesn't? Cos the US...
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    If nukes were to be used against modern vessels...

    If nukes were to be used against modern vessels and as long as the vessels have good desalination equipment and HEPA supported HVAC (positive pressure), ships and their crews are very resilient to...
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    A couple of the older eggheads at AWE once told...

    A couple of the older eggheads at AWE once told me that the nuke tests against fleets was pretty shit considering the weakened states of the target vessels and kilotonnage of weapon used at the time....
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    No probs.. it's nearly the weekend. :D

    No probs.. it's nearly the weekend. :D
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    Pardon? As far as i can see, i didn't mention MAD...

    Why should nuking an unprotected non nuclear power by some other minor nuclear power be a direct concern in regard to the MAD doctrine?
    If the target can't (or won't) strike back with sufficient...
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    Razor said, incapacitated, seeming that there is...

    Razor said, incapacitated, seeming that there is a chance for revival, which wouldn't be the case with MAD within our atmosphere/environment. If he had said 'permanently incapacitated', then he would...
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    Ah think the english language has gotten the...

    Ah think the english language has gotten the better of both of us. You mean the MAD doctrine as in 'if you shoot, we all shoot' (future tense), where as i mean 'you have fired, we are all firing'...
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    You must be either taking the piss or very...

    That the enemy will be at least as incapacitated as you. Are you 12 or some sort of a pinko hippie?[/QUOTE]

    You must be either taking the piss or very stupid...

    If the MAD doctrine is enacted,...
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    MacArthur reminds me of Zapp Brannigan... He was...

    MacArthur reminds me of Zapp Brannigan... He was an appalling general who cared not for facts or intelligence and just seemed to bullshit his way through his military career. There have been worse...
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    Having had a wander through the report, i think...

    Having had a wander through the report, i think he's a little naive and has been open slightly too much to the stories of the rest of the crew, but has made some valid points. The security situation...
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    ... maybe. :/

    They're getting planes?[/QUOTE]

    ... maybe. :/
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    Best boat dong ever? ... glad the carriers are...

    Best boat dong ever?

    ... glad the carriers are coming along nicely. Now if only the americans would pull their fingers out regarding the planes....
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    The stealth attempt doesn't make it invisible to...

    I also wonder about the whole stealth thing. Why make it stealthy and then stick a large and spiky array of stuff up top?[/QUOTE]

    The stealth attempt doesn't make it invisible to radar, just a...
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    Believing in something....

    Believing in something....
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    Holy shit .... I can't be 100% sure, but that...

    Holy shit .... I can't be 100% sure, but that might be a hand controller made by the company i work for (looks very much like one of ours but competitors have 'borrowed' our designs once or twice)...
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    Damn she looks good. Shame she wont be available...

    Damn she looks good. Shame she wont be available for use for another, what 6 years ...
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    You wouldn't even need to sink the AC. A straight...

    You wouldn't even need to sink the AC. A straight up hull rupture anywhere would cost a significant amount to repair, put the AC out of action for several months, cause the owner to go schizophrenic...
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    Wonder how long it will take us to run that one...

    Wonder how long it will take us to run that one aground.
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