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  1. TerraN_EmpirE
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    In past Sinktex It usually takes alot of fire power to actually sink the ship. Most Naval weapons are actually meant to just disable the ship or kill the crew. And it's not limited to the naval arena. Against any heavy vehicles the munitions used short of Nukes are only really meant to mission kill rather then total kill.
     
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    F-35As at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho

    We've been lucky to have seven F-35A at mountain Home AFB here in Idaho from the 61st Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix Arizona. The main objective of the training has been to increase instructor pilots' skill in finding and destroying surface to air threats. Officials say Mountain Home Air Force Base provides them a great training opportunity thanks to their range in northern Nevada.

    Many of you may remember me taking some of my grandsons to see the Gunfighter Skies Air SHow at Mountain home about two years ago at Mountain Home when they had a couple of F-35s here for show. I posted it here on SD:

    https://www.sinodefenceforum.com/gunfighter-skies-2014-airshow.t7027/

    Well, this is the real thing. These birds are IOC, and now this squadron is here bombing and blowing things up (particularly finding potential AAW sites) so they can go back and train many other F-35A pilots to do the same.

    This post and the following two are pictures of these F-35As here in Idaho. On the last page are a couple of stills of them using precision guided munitions to hit a particular building within a group of buildings.

    Great stuff!

    F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-01.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-02.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-03.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-04.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-05.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-06.jpg
     
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    ...more pictures of F-35s at Mountain Home Air Base in Idaho:

    F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-07.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-08.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-09.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-10.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-11.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-12.jpg
     
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    ...final pictures of F-35s at Mountain Home Air Base in Idaho:

    F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-13.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-14.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-15.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-16.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-17.jpg F35A-Mountain-Home-AFB-18.jpg

    ...and the bet goes on...baby the beat goes on!
     
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    Naval ships are quite difficult to sink. Targeted practice vessels are exponentially harder because you want it to last as long as possible as to not 'waste' it on the first blow unless it was specifically designated to be targeted by a new powerful missile or something.

    In the case of this sinkex it appears that it was more for target practice than it was to test the effectiveness of a new weapon etc. Bear in mind also that these ships have been drained of all fuel, ammo and anything inflammable. All hatches shut and compartment watertight. In real life, catastrophic events often happened because a 'lucky' bomb or missile hit critical areas, fuel, stored munitions etc.

    Torpedoes are of course a different beast alltogether! Mainly because it hits below the waterline and has much more potent blast. Same with hypersonic Ashm! I like to see a video of a ship hit by new generation missile like the crazy fast Mach 6 Zircon!
     
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    ... apparently in was option #4 this time LOL
     
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    Eastern Shipbuilding Group Selected to Build United States Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutters
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    http://www.navyrecognition.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4361
     
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    US Navy orders two Austal ships for $434m.

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    https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/32636915/us-navy-orders-two-austal-ships-for-434m/#stop
     
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    Unusual :)
    Minimum turn radius F4 phantom (outer) vs F16 falcon (inner).jpg
     
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    A comparison of apples and oranges there Forbin.

    After watching an F-16 aerial display here in Australia quite a few years ago, and it being the first time I had seen one flown, I was quite struck at how agile they are in flight.
     
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