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    The hull looks so sleek next to those floating...

    The hull looks so sleek next to those floating bricks.
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    Yeah...it looks better in some other images but...

    Yeah...it looks better in some other images but not much. Tbh the original was no looker either, just fucking huge.
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    Continuing the theme....a life size replica of...

    Continuing the theme....a life size replica of the Santisima Trinidad. The most heavily armed ship built in the entire Age of Sail, the Spanish proved wonderfully that bigger doesn’t mean better,...
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    Makes the ship look even better by contrast mate.

    Makes the ship look even better by contrast mate.
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    She's extremely aesthetic for sure. Age of...

    She's extremely aesthetic for sure.

    Age of sail was the highpoint of warships for me. After that there's some awesomeness obviously, but they just don't strike the same chord with me.
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    Bollocks, was supposed to be the Constitution but...

    The Trinkomatrey?[/QUOTE]

    Bollocks, was supposed to be the Constitution but was on my phone and didnt look closely.
    Trincomalee is a pretty ship too, but would have got its ass thoroughly...
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    It's going to pain me to admit this, bearing in...

    It's going to pain me to admit this, bearing in mind its dirty colonial origins.
    But this is pretty much "peak warship" for me, compared to anything else of it's era.
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    http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/00/45/06/95_big.j...

    http://photos.wikimapia.org/p/00/00/45/06/95_big.jpg

    A true beauty. She died hard too.

    "Gentlemen, the battle against the Scharnhorst has ended in victory for us. I hope that any of you who are...
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    Its a bit of a shame since the Gerald Ford is one...

    Its a bit of a shame since the Gerald Ford is one nice looking carrier IMO.
    On the other hand, retarded cost is fully retarded.
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    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/no-our-new-aircraf...

    https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/no-our-new-aircraft-carriers-dont-run-on-windows-xp/

    For the lazy;
    "The rumours seem to have stemmed from a comedy wallpaper on the laptop owned by an engineer...
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    They sucked ass at anything without air...

    Probably because the land war was over and they sucked ass at naval bombing due to painfully low speed.[/QUOTE]

    They sucked ass at anything without air superiority tbh. They needed huge escorts in...
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    Partially. It did also remove about 80% of the...

    Well yeah but the biggest outcome was Spitifre and Bf 109 upgrade programs.[/QUOTE]

    Partially. It did also remove about 80% of the Luftwaffes strength and forced some serious rebuilding, which...
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    Nearly 4,000 planes destroyed is a pretty nasty...

    Nearly 4,000 planes destroyed is a pretty nasty set of skirmishes though.

    I agree about the naval issues though. They were pressing river barges into use as troop transports and still lacked...
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    Gotta admit, i really like the look of the Gerald...

    Gotta admit, i really like the look of the Gerald R. Ford-class.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/USS_Gerald_R._Ford_(CVN-78)_on_the_James_River_in_2013.JPG
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    Badass. The Rus back to their roots. Longboats...

    Badass. The Rus back to their roots.
    Longboats (including derivatives like the Lad'ya) were shockingly well designed really.
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    Thats pretty awesome. Any idea what route they...

    Thats pretty awesome. Any idea what route they took?

    I tried looking, but like most interesting Russian stories...it's all in fucking Russian on most sites, and too lazy. You guys need to start...
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    Best ships in this thread. Nice pics!

    Best ships in this thread. Nice pics!
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