Battleship Porn

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  1. Death

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    Except they didn't.

    We're not talking about popping out a Liberty ship in a week or two during a global conflict. The Nimitz class, for example, started in the 70s, and they're still building them, over 3 decades later. Smaller warships come out more frequently, but not that much more.

    The designs may date back to a relatively small chunk of time (dunno, haven't ran the numbers, but for the sake of argument let's pretend they did), but a design's age has no bearing on the maintenance needs of ships of that design produced later.
     
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    Eltee...hmmm...what about a pulse of water that would either alter torpedo trajectory or detonate the warhead? If memory serves (though I can't give you a reference since I don't remember where I read this), some torps did have a tendancy to detonate inside a ships' wake if it got spoofed because of the water turbulance that wake created.

    FTP...they're closing a sub base in CT? It isn't Groton, is it? 'Course, that's the only one I know of...if that's the one, that would seem rather boneheaded.
     
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    Dundradal Frog Blast the Vent Core!

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    You have to play the IJN "what if" campaign in order to unlock it for MP play. That is one of the kind of silly aspect of BSP. It wants you to play both campaigns and reach certain achievement levels to unlock units (and sometimes they don't unlock correctly even if you exceed what they ask). This is silly because the campaigns for both are not great, but not horrible, they certainly lean towards bad (just wait till you hear the Japanese voiceovers...they are insultingly bad)

    The I-400 is a terror in game, I think it has like 10 forward torp tubes? It might be more. And it carries something like 64 torps. So if you can keep it full of air and alive you can really do damage.
     
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    They've actually finished the Nimitz production line with the commissioning of George H.W. Bush. The next ship, Gerald R. Ford, will be a completely new class. Your point is still valid though. Nimitz herself began construction in 1968 and was commissioned in 1975. Planning for her design started around the time Enterprise came online in 1961. So you're looking at 48 years (1961-2009) from the initial plans for the design to the last ship of the class being commissioned. That's 48 years for 10 carriers. It takes a really long time to build these large combatants, because of how complex their systems are. Even small ships, like Arleigh Burke class destroyers still take about three years to build.
     
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    frostytheplebe Seventh Part of the Seal

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    Now imagine if they updated a typhoon class hull with a Harrier launcher, and more up to date engines. That thing would be the most feared sub on the high seas. A harrier with a tactical nuclear bomb equipped to it... ok I'm done. :D
     

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