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Re: Ships!
« Reply #660 on: January 12, 2015, 11:54:18 AM »
http://www.businessinsider.com/top-gear-russia-published-image-of-classified-submarine-2015-1

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Top Gear Russia magazine accidentally published an image of a secret Russian submarine.
The Russian edition of the automobile magazine published a photo of the classified "AC-12 Project," a nuclear deep-water submarine, nicknamed "Losharik" after a children's movie.

This was first reported by the unofficial blog of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies and picked up by Slon Media, which reached out to an expert for commentary.

Weapons expert Vasiliy Sichev told Slon that it's extremely likely that this is the secret submarine. He told the site:

"It's impossible to unequivocally say that the picture was really the AC-12, of course, because the project is classified and how the 'Losharik' looks is technically unknown. However, photos which were allegedly of 'Losharik' surfaced in 2007, 2010, and 2011, and they had a lot of similarities with the one in Top Gear."

Russia is in the midst of a serious military buildup. Among other things, the Russian military is upgrading its navy and by 2020 is hoping to add at least 16 new nuclear submarines to its Northern and Pacific fleets.

Here's the whole page from the magazine:



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #661 on: January 12, 2015, 06:41:17 PM »
French Navy in Toulon

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #662 on: January 12, 2015, 06:42:49 PM »
is that all of it?   :buck2:
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #663 on: January 12, 2015, 06:51:55 PM »
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Russia is in the midst of a serious military buildup. Among other things, the Russian military is upgrading its navy and by 2020 is hoping to add at least 16 new nuclear submarines to its Northern and Pacific fleets.

they simply dont have the money.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #664 on: January 16, 2015, 05:31:30 PM »
“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"

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #665 on: January 16, 2015, 10:58:30 PM »


Gus - I use sweatpants with flannel shorts to soak up my crotch sweat.

Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

Mirth - We learned long ago that they key isn't to outrun Star, it's to outrun Gus.

Martok - I don't know if it's possible to have an "anti-boner"...but I now have one.

Gus - Celery is vile and has no reason to exist. Like underwear on Star.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #666 on: January 21, 2015, 07:47:22 AM »
Looks like fun.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #667 on: January 21, 2015, 04:17:21 PM »
January 22, 1944, per "Iowa Class Battleships"
After transiting the Panama Canal on 7 January, the two new battleships reported to Raymond Sruance's Fifth Fleet on 22 January. Although some of the veteran aviators resented the snappy appearance and win-the-war attitude of the battleship sailors, Rear Admiral Frederick Sherman remarked to Capt. McCrea, "Thank goodness you people are here. From here on, I shan't worry about providing my own anti-aircratt coverage". The following is a 20MM antiaircraft mount om USS Iowa in WWII
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“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 #668 on: January 21, 2015, 04:48:09 PM »
Really tight fit.  (Be careful not to get Star excited.)
“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 #669 on: January 22, 2015, 05:18:51 AM »
When the Iowas was refurbed at the Ingalls shipyard, one of the tasks was to rebuild the fuel lines.  The ship had been built to use Black Oil, and needed to be upgraded to Distillate.  Distillate burns cleaner and generally causes less maintenance aches.
Unfortunately, the yard used gaskets made from the wrong material. 
The distillate began disintegrating the gaskets once she went underway.  The engineers had to clean up one heck of a mess and refit the fuel delivery lines with new gaskets.
“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 #670 on: January 22, 2015, 04:55:26 PM »
LCS Survivabilty.

http://news.usni.org/2015/01/22/opinion-lcs-survivability-questions-linger

Most of what the author says is pretty clear.  The issue comes down to money for an expanded base of larger ships.
Also, one area the USN has always been good at is Damage Control and training.  These are not appreciated.
“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 #671 on: January 22, 2015, 08:10:39 PM »
to be fair they arent supposed to act as screening units of a CVBG nor are they supposed to be running around chasing subs.

personally I think the idea of the class as whole is somewhat stupid.
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Banzai Cat - There is no "partial credit" in grammar. Like anal sex. It's either in, or it's not.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #672 on: January 27, 2015, 05:16:17 PM »
The cruiser Santa Fe in Typhoon Cobra.
“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 #673 on: February 01, 2015, 10:17:38 AM »
Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) about to be transported back in time to December 6, 1941.


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #674 on: February 01, 2015, 10:20:28 AM »
LOL
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