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Re: Ships!
« Reply #690 on: February 22, 2015, 07:46:39 AM »
“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.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #691 on: February 25, 2015, 05:29:35 PM »
Chinese pre-dreadnaught.

http://www.hksw.org/ting%20yuen.htm
“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 #692 on: February 25, 2015, 05:34:52 PM »
^^^  good tour but I was hungry an hour later.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #693 on: February 28, 2015, 04:04:28 PM »
Radar Intecept Room Aboard USS Shangri-La (CV-38)

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #694 on: February 28, 2015, 07:22:20 PM »
Wow. When I was in the Navy in the 80's, the Shangri-La was rusting away at the naval base in Philly. I walked by many times, seeing all the birds and what appeared to be plants growing on the flight deck. She had a wooden deck and I'm sure it was quite rotted out. Didn't stop me from wishing that I could board and go exploring!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #695 on: March 01, 2015, 10:29:10 AM »
Carriers normally were in a circular formation in the center of the formation.
Once in a while, they like to act like a real ship.  Here the carrier Midway in a Form 1 (line ahead) follows the guide, battleship Iowa. 
Being a bit unfamiliar with station keeping, she got a little close.
“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 #696 on: March 01, 2015, 12:06:47 PM »
Iran carried out an exercise using the carrier mockup they built





Interestingly, an Iranian Admiral was very clear about the plan for attacking a USN Carrier:

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Well, the United States doesn't consider a small one-man speed boat to be any real threat, or they'd have a tighter defense. An analysis of the plans provided by Wikipedia has demonstrated a weakness in their Super Carrier.

The approach would not be easy. They'd be required to maneuver between the Destroyers and up along side the Carrier to a point near the aft. The target area is only two meters wide. It's a small exhaust port, right between the main propellers. The shaft leads directly to the nuclear reactor. A precise hit with a torpedo will start a chain reaction which should destroy the Super Carrier.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #697 on: March 01, 2015, 12:49:02 PM »
Not the old exhaust port ploy again :o
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #698 on: March 01, 2015, 02:53:58 PM »
Kinky
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #699 on: March 01, 2015, 03:07:12 PM »
A couple of rounds of Able-Able common, VT fuze should take out small boats like these.
“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 #700 on: March 01, 2015, 03:18:11 PM »
Even the shortest range CWIS mounts should be able to handle a few speedboats, no?

Never mind when the lasers and rail guns are widely deployed...
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #701 on: March 01, 2015, 03:21:51 PM »
It's not like the carrier is sailing around unescorted. Those speedboats would never be allowed to close.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #702 on: March 01, 2015, 03:23:20 PM »
A few Seahawks with Hellfires would get the job done nicely.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #703 on: March 01, 2015, 03:41:09 PM »
What the heck do they think they are going to shoot up this orifice anyway - from a small boat, which I doubt would be a very stable platform anyway.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #704 on: March 01, 2015, 03:48:07 PM »
Proton torpedoes
"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