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Anlsvrthng

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Looks very beaten now.

The Kuznetsov was magnitudes better shape after the collapse of the dock, hit by a crane and having fire .

What could happens with the USA carriers and LHDs after a hit by a supersonic ashm ?
 

TerraN_EmpirE

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Looks very beaten now.

The Kuznetsov was magnitudes better shape after the collapse of the dock, hit by a crane and having fire .

What could happens with the USA carriers and LHDs after a hit by a supersonic ashm ?
Not as much. In this case as the LHD was in repair the Ship’s fire suppression systems were deactivated the crew was reduced.
but Col. Mitchell... it’s one thing to shoot at a mock up in the desert. Bomb a unmanned ship stripped of arms in an exercise, or have a fire burn in port with only partial crew and no active damage control.

A whole different ball game to do it with a ship under armed escort full damage control system at sea.
 

Gloire_bb

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What could happens with the USA carriers and LHDs after a hit by a supersonic ashm ?
Same can happen. Or maybe not. Carrier/LHD is no battleship. her photos are really reminiscent of badly damaged ww2 carriers, for obvious reasons.

Fully manned&operational warship is infinitely more resilent, however: there are no particular reasons to risk lives in port. Crew doing damage control in combat area is fighting for their own lives as well.

Not as much.
Massive overstatement: most impressive DC feats were achieved by USN when they knew they could afford it. In contested zone against peer enemy such a cripple is likely to be scuttled, end of story. As it happened on many occasions in 1942.
 

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