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    People get that wrong I think.

    In the 1970s Okay there was military tech and then Civilian tech. Because of the rarity of access. Today the border doenst exist. It's a question of speciality. Some technologies just don't meet civilian needs.
    Sure you have things like a generation gap between night vision and electro optics in the military vs civil applications but how often do civilians own such? Not that often.
     
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    And what's to stop someone else from building their own supergun?
     
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    Nothing. That's the way it works.
     
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    If you read all the various articles doing the rounds this is an aspiration not a reality, it's pretty much click bait, the so called super gun only exists in the imagination. The track record of US Army artillery programs wouldn't fill any one with confidence that a 1000 mile gun is arriving any time soon!
     
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    inside
    LCS Mission Package Office Focused On Test, Fielding; IOC Dates Continue to Slip https://news.usni.org/2019/01/25/lc...d-on-test-fielding-ioc-dates-continue-to-slip
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    "Originally slated as the last to deploy, the anti-submarine warfare mission package will now be the second to reach IOC."

    tragicomic how they swap their imaginary dates:

    Jan 12, 2018
    see? then-PEO "was optimistic about achieving IOC" in 2015


    anyway here's what I've asked in the LCS Thread recently and I still want to know:
    tell me why the Pentagon operates unarmed LCSs instead
    I've been following this LCS circus for years, I've read most of texts on it available in Internet, chest-thumping, detractors, official, whatever,
    and I just don't know
     
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    Wednesday at 8:42 PM noticed
    Pompeo Issues Stern Warning to Venezuelan Military https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/01/25/pompeo-issues-stern-warning-venezuelan-military.html
     
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    The longest Range of a gun fired was Project HARP it fired out a projectile 180km from a modified 16 inch naval gun and was an American Canadian program.
    It's inventor Gerard Bull used technologies from it to invent the GC 45 which in turn was sold to South Africa which in turn was sold to China becoming the basis for the Chinese 155mm guns.
    He then tried to produce his dream gun sadly for the Iraqis. The Babylon Project seems aptly named. A Space Gun with a projected range of 1000Km or almost 625 miles from a gun in the 350mm bore and 30meter long barrel.. Of course the Iraqis with such a weapon was a red line for some one likely Israel. Bull was killed many believe by Massad to prevent completion of the project.
    There was said to be in The drawing board a even bigger version of Babylon twice the length 60 meters and a 600mm bore.

    My point is that it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility. The problems are the cost of the program. This is a very expensive gun built in segments and specially at that to.
    Limitations of the gun and ammo vs utility. A 60 meter long barrel can't just be fitted to a turret. It's basically mounted and fixed in place each shot demands specialized loading and maintence. The projectile is under tremendous pressure and stress as it is fired. Far more than of a missile.

    I don't see the super gun as more than an experiment.
    As a weapon it might be cool but impractical. Fixed position, limited elevation no traverse, Slow rate of fire. Fixed range.
     
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