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    Battleship Porn

    Care to elaborate on that?
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    Battleship Porn

    ELTEE: You think you're besmirching me? Am I the USMC Commadant now? Grow up, and learn some history given the bombardment was a critical part of Schwarzkoff's Hail Mary Plan. NGFS mission replacement: Note range utterly eclipses that of the Iowa-class' 16/50s and is both more precise and...
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    Battleship Porn

    So you know better then the people that kept the BBs on register to provide NGFS or be available to be able to provide NGFS in just about every major conflict since WW2? Seriously, don't go on about Tomahawks, pretend the NGFS mission doesn't exist and tell me you know what it is about. The...
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    Battleship Porn

    NGFS=Naval Gun Fire Support. Guns are cheaper then missiles for artillery missions. The fact is they're less then ideal for NGFS, but that is the role they were retained for. As warships the Dreadnought concept never panned out IMHO. Britain the top naval power of the time would have lost...
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    Battleship Porn

    Are you referring to WW2 cruisers and Zumwalts? The 5" naval guns cannot meet NGFS requirements, which was more or less the excuse for keeping the BBs in service. To be fair smaller faster firings guns have been favored over larger slower firing guns for that mission, and precision makes...
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    How many Bengals?

    As the early missions in WC2 with you patroling in a Broadsword establish vessels need to send out patrol craft to determine if jump points have been used recently. The traitor giving the Concordia's coordinates further support they do not inherently know where vessels are within the system...
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    How many Bengals?

    The way Thrakath's message reads, Blair's title of Heart of the Tiger is actually means Heart of the Tiger's Claw. As you should know Blair is actually supposed to be Wing Commander, or if you prefer Commander of Air Group, of the Tiger's Claw by that point. The implication he's both a...
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    Scale... what if...

    ? Piranha: 200-250 cm Durasteel equiv. Shrike: 310-340 cm Durasteel equiv. Devestator: 360-400 cm Durasteel equiv. Not exactly a huge difference there. Especially as the armor hasn't been Durasteel since at least WC3. Compared to the diffence between my beloved beaten up Scimitar and...
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    Hvar'kann-Class Dreadnought

    Has there been an attempt to reconcile their existence with the rest of canon? You'd pretty much need to declare they were under construction for the entire Hakaga run and their combined investment on top of the rest of the budget was what strained the Empire's resources. Much like the...
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    Various WCSO/WCP Continuity/Source Questions

    Checking back over my notes while the light cruiser and consequently CV-light are concept almost entirely built around the Washington treaty, DL as Destroyer Leaders persisted until the mid 70s. Usage was proper even if there was no need to apply it to CVs historically. I retract that...
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    Various WCSO/WCP Continuity/Source Questions

    Yep, goofed on L being Light instead of leader. I was thinking about Samar and how the Fletchers were being mistaken for Baltimore-class Heavy Cruisers. Seem to remember someone designating them CLs and failed to check. My mistake. Other then the Sea Shadow how many vessels do you know that...
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    Various WCSO/WCP Continuity/Source Questions

    The CV codes based on traditional lines are: CV: Plan fleet carrier, WC Concordia-class by definition CVA: Attack Carrier, WC Bengal seems a good fit This designation was later dropped due to work of Admiral Holloway implementing a more better system of handling the problem of organizing...
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    Yorktown-Class Carriers

    That's certainly true. On a ship that eventually takes on 2 bomber types, 2 Space Superiority types, Wasps, Piranhas, and Tigersharks if it was equally spread across 252 slots you'd have 36 each. Yet several missions in WCP imply at least 42 Panthers can be deployed at any given time. I...
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    Various WCSO/WCP Continuity/Source Questions

    Well if it's like the real Navy that would qualify as a, it depends. If the ship has been run hard and put away wet, well it's off to the razor factory. This only occurring once the money is raised to pay for its disposal. In the meantime it will be tied up somewhere like the two carriers...
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    Yorktown-Class Carriers

    Why would 40 among four types be broken evenly? A real carrier wing and its WW2 incarnation certainly are not, and the same incentives/realities should apply. Given the Navy/Space Force dumped people left and right after the war, why wouldn't the Lex have a abnormally above average crew...
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