US Military News, Reports, Data, etc.

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    you could've spelled at least
    right

    anyway
    didn't preclude the current Secretary of the Army from saying

    "You can imagine a scenario where the Navy feels it cannot get into the South China Sea because of Chinese naval vessels, [but] we can from a fixed location," https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/20...pergun-could-be-ultimate-standoff-weapon.html

    his vision of the 21st century naval warfare is ... surreal
     
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    As I said an aspiration, some might go so far as to say fantasy!

    More to the point let's say its a coil or rail gun and doesn't need a 60m barrel, just a power plant that's big enough for a small city. Where within a 1000 miles of the spratlys or paracels would such a weapon be sited? Not on any sovereign US territory since even with a 1000 mile range it's not going to reach.

    From that which of China's many SCS neighbours would be queuing up for some US Army goodness because they hate China that much?

    Now none of the actual SCS actors have ever joined in on a FoNP cruise just the usual litany of busy body US (White!) allies so if you're not going to tag a long on a joy ride why would you paint a giant target on your back so some US Army general can fulfill his wet dream of one upping the US Admirals?

    After the initial shots it would have a couple or couple dozen Chinese missiles drop on it in a counter strike, one or two of those 'poor quality' Chinese weapons might 'miss' the intended target and 'accidentally' hit the host country's naval base or army camp instead, so maybe a bit of AEGIS ashore or THAAD around it for good measure? Just turned your sovereign country into a US military encampment, Ho Chi Minh and Emilio Aguinaldo would be spinning in their graves!
     
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    This is bonkers. In the XIXth century the French had the "Jeune Ecole". Basically the idea was to put the largest conceivable gun you could on a ship hull.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeune_École

    The Japanese actually pursued this approach, for example, but eventually came around to the idea that they needed a more balanced vessel. The ships had firepower, but the guns were hard to aim and reload, plus they could not easily defend themselves against enemy ships.

    FWIW Gerald Bull was enamored with these things.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-3_cannon
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris_Gun

    All such large guns have historically proven not to be worth either their development or operational costs. You would be better off with cruise missiles I think.
    A gun with a range like that would just be a huge target.
     
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    gelgoog
    in the future please don't quote me while posting your idiocy, thank you so much
     
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    US Surface Action Group in 1/350 Scale.

    This is to compare with the PLAN SAG placed today in the Chinese Navy Forum:

     
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    now
    If the money is there, new and improved F-15s could be coming soon to the Air Force https://www.defensenews.com/newslet...-f-15s-could-be-coming-soon-to-the-air-force/
     
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    about two years ago, Feb 21, 2017
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    Navy Pursuing ‘Surface Development Squadron’ to Experiment with Zumwalt DDGs, Unmanned Ships https://news.usni.org/2019/01/28/na...uadron-experiment-zumwalt-ddgs-unmanned-ships
     
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    What the Heck?! Thread (Closed)
    so here:

    "The cold spray process works by blasting a combination of metal powder and inert gas – usually hydrogen or nitrogen – at a ship’s component at supersonic velocity."

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    25 January 2019
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    US NAVSEA develops cold spray technique for ship maintenance https://www.naval-technology.com/news/us-navsea-cold-spray-naval/

    "blasting ... inert gas ... hydrogen ... at supersonic velocity"

    tell me they didn't confuse hydrogen with argon or something
     
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    A video of all three F-35s that I have in 1/72 scale, including a good write up about the progress of the prgram and the numbers and disposition of the aircraft that have been built and spread out to our partner countries.

    Foreign nations now have 140 F-35s and the US has about 325 of all three types, including 102 USMC and 52 fr the US Navy to date, the rest being for the SUSAF.

    @TerraN_EmpirE @bd popeye @Obi Wan Russell @Deino @asif iqbal @Equation



    Take a look and please spread the video around if you are so inclined.
     
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