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Re: Ships!
« Reply #555 on: September 20, 2014, 05:00:24 AM »
Amazing size. Good thing they only completed 6.
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« Reply #556 on: September 20, 2014, 05:22:52 AM »
and they only have 1 left.
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« Reply #557 on: September 20, 2014, 07:32:24 AM »
Where's that 1 operating from? And is it still in operational condition?

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« Reply #558 on: September 20, 2014, 07:38:29 AM »
IIRC its up north and its being used as a testbed.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #559 on: September 21, 2014, 03:30:03 PM »
Dmitri Donskoy. IIRC it was the first of the class and is/was being used for testing the Bulava SLBM.

There were rumors that a couple of the other Typhoons would be refitted as SSGNs along the lines of the older Ohios, but the Russkies gave up on it as not cost effective. The Typhoons are old and it would take many rubles to modernize them.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #560 on: September 21, 2014, 03:30:47 PM »
"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 #561 on: September 24, 2014, 07:16:34 PM »
This is impressive

http://wtkr.com/2014/09/19/navy-marks-4000th-ballistic-missile-submarine-patrol/

"The current Ohio-class SSBNs carry the majority of deployed U.S. nuclear warheads allowing them to stabilize deterrent relationships and render surprise attacks inconceivable."

Probably not inconceivable. Still very cool. The world is safer with their patrols.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #562 on: September 27, 2014, 01:08:32 PM »


The Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS George Washington (CVN 73), right, and USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) steam in formation at the conclusion of Valiant Shield 2014





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« Reply #563 on: September 27, 2014, 07:48:12 PM »
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #564 on: September 28, 2014, 05:27:13 PM »
USS MIDWAY (CV-41) arriving at Pearl Harbor in 1991.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #565 on: September 28, 2014, 06:47:47 PM »
thats gotta be fresh from a refit cycle.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #566 on: September 28, 2014, 06:51:42 PM »
Actually, Midway was retired the year after that picture. Now she's a museum ship somewhere.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #567 on: September 29, 2014, 11:56:51 AM »
Star is all  :'( on the Tomcat, as am I, but the Intruder makes me  :'( moreso.

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #568 on: September 29, 2014, 12:08:18 PM »
There was an idea once to fit the Awg-9 to an Intruder and load it up with Phoenix's.
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 #569 on: September 29, 2014, 02:50:37 PM »
There was an idea once to fit the Awg-9 to an Intruder and load it up with Phoenix's.

Sounds like an update on the Missileer concept
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_F6D_Missileer
"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