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Offline BanzaiCat

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1245 on: February 19, 2016, 07:58:37 AM »
Squall.  Vladi's anti-Zumwalt design.

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...we'll probably be on the next generation post-Zumwalt by the time they start laying the keel of this one, it'll run at about 50% efficiency, and eventually they'll sell it to the Chinese Navy.


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« Reply #1246 on: February 19, 2016, 08:13:11 AM »
I doubt they ever make it past the scale model

http://www.janes.com/article/51453/russian-destroyer-design-revealed

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The destroyer is intended to be powered by a gas turbine engine (although Russia currently lacks any adequate sources for naval gas turbines)

Maybe they can tow it around, like the pretty much do with the Kuznetsov.
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« Reply #1247 on: February 19, 2016, 07:31:36 PM »
The rules were clunky, and the physical mechanics could be really hard on the knees, but god it was fun.
“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.

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« Reply #1248 on: February 20, 2016, 09:40:22 AM »
Volador test torpedo was a circular runner.
Same thing that sank the Tang.
“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"

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"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.

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« Reply #1249 on: February 21, 2016, 03:17:30 PM »
Gambier Bay under fire from Chikuma (circled).
“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"

Tallulah Bankhead: "I'll come and make love to you at five o'clock. If I'm late, start without me."

"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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1250 on: February 22, 2016, 06:56:53 AM »
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Norfolk waterfront at sunrise from across the river.


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« Reply #1251 on: February 25, 2016, 09:55:12 AM »
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USS HALSEY (DDG 97) stands out of San Diego at sunset.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1252 on: February 27, 2016, 04:06:47 PM »
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Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG-56) executes a high-speed turn following replenishment at sea with USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) in the Med. Feb. 1996. USN Photo.

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« Reply #1253 on: February 28, 2016, 03:48:35 AM »
...not Captain Wilkes, I hope...........
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Recombobulate the discombobulators!

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« Reply #1254 on: February 28, 2016, 01:18:25 PM »
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The sun rises behind USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). As photographed from JFK. Mar 2002. USN Photo.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1255 on: February 28, 2016, 01:20:17 PM »
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An HH-60H Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Nightdippers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Five (HS-5) crosses the bow of USS John F. Kennedy (C-67). The Med. Feb 2002. USN Photo.

"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus

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« Reply #1256 on: February 28, 2016, 01:22:34 PM »
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USS Antietam (CG 54) conducting UNREP via the USNS Charles Drew (T-AKE 10) in the Philippine Sea at night time.

"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1257 on: March 02, 2016, 02:48:02 PM »
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HMS Indefatigable nearing completion at Rosyth, 2nd March 1944.

"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1258 on: March 02, 2016, 02:49:10 PM »
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HMS Hermes off Hong Kong, 1930.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1259 on: March 02, 2016, 02:50:25 PM »
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Cardboard model used to help plan the salvage of the USS Oklahoma after Pearl Harbor

"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

"Can’t ‘un’ until you ‘pre’, son." - Gus