Large Amphibious Assault Vessels

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    From navyreco, very good :)
     
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    Hmmm...looks like they are preparing to go to the new LX(R) design where the same LPD hull will be used without the integrated masts and with other modifications for the LX(R) requirment.

    LPD 28 looks like sort of a bridge vessel between the LPD_17 and the LX(R).

    The following is the concept art for the LX(R), and it looks a lot like that LPD-28 model.

    lpd-17-flight-2-image-1.jpg
     
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    No large but with US AA ships

    Spearhead class, 11 ordered maybe 12 now.

     
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    USS Portland, LPD-27, 11th San Antonio Class, Launched by HII

    Portland-launch.jpg

    The 12th San Antonio class, LPD-28, has been funded and will soon start building. Huntington Ingalls has shown a model of it that indicates it will be a bridge to the new LX(R) design.

    LPD28.jpg

    The LX(R) design, which will follow and will be based ont he same hull, is meant to replace the LSD vessels currently in US service. They will be a smaller displacement, but with the same type of well deck. 12 of those are planned. Like so:

    LXR.jpg
     
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    Better picture of the 11th San Antonio Class LPD, USS Portland, LPD-27, being launched:

    US-Navy-launches-USS-Portland.jpg
     
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    That's a beautiful ship!
     
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    I found the following illustraiotn of the changes from LPD-17 to the LPD-17 Flight II / LX(R), don't know how accurate that still is:

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    So if the LX(R), with 50% medical capacity, 500 instead of 800 troops embarked, space for 2 Ospreys and 2 LCAS or 1 LCU, is roughly a 60% San Antonio, then this transitional LPD-28 is a single ship 80% San Antonio?

    At least it's going to streamline the in-service hulls. Waiting to see what that hull will become after LX(R) ...
     
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    He look very good and accurate hehehe :=) remenber when i have posted some month ago Jeff in excitement :D

    Ofc Scratch you can' t remenber all ;)
     
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    I believe that is very close, if not spot on.

    I am glad to see this. Using the same hull but making these changes to create an LSD replacement is a very smart move.
     
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