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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1755 on: March 26, 2017, 07:15:32 AM »
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Japan's 2nd Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH-184) was commissioned recently after its launch in 2015

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1756 on: March 26, 2017, 07:17:28 AM »
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JMSDF Submarine Hakuryū (SS-503) visiting Guam in 2013.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1757 on: March 26, 2017, 07:32:58 AM »
^ Sōryū-class submarine

Soryu-class... they sure aren't shy anymore about reminding certain folks that not so long ago Japan had a navy capable of going toe-to-toe with all comers.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1758 on: March 26, 2017, 07:50:18 AM »
^ Sōryū-class submarine

Soryu-class... they sure aren't shy anymore about reminding certain folks that not so long ago Japan had a navy capable of going toe-to-toe with all comers.

And the new "helicopter destroyer" is named Kaga.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1759 on: March 26, 2017, 08:45:33 AM »
Don't they have an Aegis-equipped vessel named Kongo as well? Rebooting the 'Yamato' can't be far off.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1760 on: March 26, 2017, 08:50:09 AM »
Don't they have an Aegis-equipped vessel named Kongo as well?

Yep. That entire class has some well known names: Kongo, Kirishima, Myoko, Chokai

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kong%C5%8D-class_destroyer

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1761 on: March 26, 2017, 10:58:32 AM »
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Japan's 2nd Izumo-class helicopter destroyer JS Kaga (DDH-184) was commissioned recently after its launch in 2015



Are Japanese "helicopter destroyers" the pocket battleships of the 21st century?

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« Reply #1762 on: March 26, 2017, 01:35:45 PM »
Just add Gen5 VTOL.
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« Reply #1763 on: March 26, 2017, 01:39:39 PM »
Is there a legal/treaty reason they don't classify those DDH's as CVL's. 
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1764 on: March 26, 2017, 01:42:25 PM »
Is there a legal/treaty reason they don't classify those DDH's as CVL's. 

Yes. Under the post-war constitution, Japan's military can only possess defensive weapons. Aircraft carriers are considered offensive platforms.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1765 on: March 27, 2017, 11:11:07 PM »
then its a good thing they're destroyers.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1766 on: March 28, 2017, 05:27:32 AM »
then its a good thing they're destroyers.

I'm not sure the Chinese think so :P
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1767 on: March 29, 2017, 10:26:53 AM »
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USS America (LHA 6) with a deck full of F-35Bs and MV-22 Ospreys

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1768 on: April 06, 2017, 05:32:10 AM »
Almost delusional, thinking mattresses would do much for bomb splinters.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #1769 on: April 06, 2017, 05:35:36 AM »
I dunno man. You ever try sleeping on a real futon? I'd swear there is armor plating between the layers of packed cotton.
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