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 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: USAF plans to consolidate bomber fleet to B-21 and B-52

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:45 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 881


Good Lord, I love the BUFF, but it is just asking to be replaced. The airframes are OLD! Metal fatigue? If we consider that the B-52 is still able to do the job, why not actually BUILD some more? I know, I know, long since closed on those factory lines. 1. B-2 is way too expensive and we don't even ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: It's a Girl !

 Post subject: Re: It's a Girl !
Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:54 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 526


Congrats - GRAMPS!

:D

 Forum: The Advance Party   Topic: Mark Stockwell.

 Post subject: Re: Mark Stockwell.
Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:58 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 278


Rest in Peace Sir. Your advice was valuable to me.

 Forum: Bar   Topic: In Memoriam. Mark Stockwell

 Post subject: No...
Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:42 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 369


We have another for the Advanced Party. :cry:

Mark Stockwell gave me some good advice through the years about a number of personal matters. I will miss his perspective.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Stridsvagn m/21-29 lives again

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:18 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 216


THAT IS NEAT!

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Somewhere on the Final Frontier...

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:24 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 249


I guess that would be a "WE" as the United Federation of Planets was kinda an Earth/Terran thing.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Aircraft Carriers Might Be Unsinkable

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:20 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 697


pdf27 wrote:
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Sorry, that headline really annoyed me...


Come on... that was a target ship. You really need a picture of Yorktown sinking instead.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Aircraft Carriers Might Be Unsinkable

 Post subject: Nothing is unsinkable
Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:36 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 697


The economics are more likely to "sink" the number of flattops.

That said; the ships are designed to be survivable and they are indeed well protected.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Another so bad it's past wrong - Iowa BB reactivation.

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:05 pm 

Replies: 123
Views: 2662


Is there any life left in the hull and the propulsion system? I kinda like 16" guns in a shore bombardment scenario with some armor to backup the general durability of the vessel to the things that might be fired at them. I'm thinking shore batteries that aren't missiles. Does anyone still defe...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth

 Post subject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:12 pm 

Replies: 127
Views: 4084


American Carrier doctrine (superiority) wasn't just a material thing. It was how the carrier(s) operated aircraft. The Americans started the war behind the Japanese in any number of areas. Training was one of the big ones. Kido Butai was used to working together and it had a cadre of highly trained ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Thought up a wonderful Star Trek joke …

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:28 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 421


::Virtual Smack::

 Forum: War Against Terrorism   Topic: Australia: Police tell bartenders combat jihadis

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:11 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 282


I guess they need an arms locker with cutlasses, axes, and boarding pikes. I need one of those too. Right next to the Pussers Rum locker :lol: Well, I keep an iklwa by my desk. That's kinda neat. Probably the right weapon for close in combat. I hope you have a shield too. They work well together.

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth

 Post subject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:59 pm 

Replies: 127
Views: 4084


We invented just about anything of consequence to do with aircraft carriers. Angled flight deck, mirror landing system, steam catapult, ski jump. We haven't necessarily applied those inventions too well however! The only thing the Brits were lacking on was operational doctrine and that frankly coul...

 Forum: War Against Terrorism   Topic: Virginia: Pakistani Muslim Cleric Defines America

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:48 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 360


The best infidels are deplorables too. :mrgreen: I don't know. Some of your Leftist, free-loving, non-cisgendered Liberals would probably be considered some of the best infidels. While not deplorable, they'd cause the Imam to redefine the limits of depravity that the non-believers of this land are ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: HMS Queen Elizabeth

 Post subject: Re: HMS Queen Elizabeth
Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:22 pm 

Replies: 127
Views: 4084


I have been wanting to see this one. I've been following this from the keel laying. I have also been watching POW get built. Purely from a historical point of view, the ships are interesting. The British are finally in the flattop game.

Hope she is worth the steel and is never used for war.

 Forum: General Information   Topic: USN Four Stack DDs to AVD, APD and AGP conversions

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:30 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 251


I didn't see this post until now. It should probably go in the military history part of the board. I know the AVD's got extra fuel for the birds they were tending. The APD's got berthing space. This link gives a few basics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-speed_transport I haven't read the book, b...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Submarines: Sex, Drugs And SSBNs

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:04 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 1747


Ah, the joy of idiomatic translation. In German it is indeed "versteck-die-Wurst" (hide the wurst)... :lol: From which one can presume that if the guy in question was remarkable untalented, the poor girl would be getting the worst of the wurst. I think you mean, the wurst of the worst? :D...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Made my own Damascus Steel Knife

Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:54 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 551


I like it! Now do you work in Tamahagane?

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Sad situation. . .prayers appreciated

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:23 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 1020


I am sad to hear this Frank. I hope you get one of the rare CPS folks that has both common sense and gives a damn. You usually don't get both in the same individual to my experience. Hopefully the person will also not be fresh out of school and maybe might be a parent themselves. I have had to deal ...

 Forum: The Advance Party   Topic: Bob DeSpain

 Post subject: Re: Bob DeSpain
Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:52 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 535


Wow... Simply Wow!

I would not wanted to have been on Hoel, Johnston or Samuel Roberts for all the tea in China.

RIP Sir.
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