Sultan Of Herf: dittybopper: Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: dittybopper: BronyMedic: Well, isn't that quaint.[www.military-today.com image 600x399]Heh. Aircraft carriers make nice, juicy sub targets:[www.history.navy.mil image 700x500][warandgame.files.wordpress.com image 800x545][www.fas.org image 700x480][2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x250]Naval aviators might disagree...The naval aviators on this boat no doubt disagreed also:[upload.wikimedia.org image 614x480]Their job was to specifically go out to hunt and kill German U-boats, using things like air-dropped homing torpedoes. Nonetheless, their ship was sunk out from underneath them by a U-boat.You guys seem to keep showing pictures of carriers from 60 years ago. Im fairly sure that our sub detection capabilities have gotten a bit better in 6 decades. Another bit to note...we spent several of those decades equipping and training to fight a nearly equal enemy...something that China is not.
Gone In 26 Minutes: darch: I think I might have to play that game later. If you invest in salvage corvettes early in the single player campaign, you can end up with a mass of more than a hundred ion cannon frigates in a sphere of death formation. Quite entertaining.lolwut?[Homeworld]
Sasquach: Are there any good (but still reasonably simple) sub games out there anymore?
WGJ: If the Chinese really wanted to cripple the US, all it would have to do is seize all of the factories that are owned by US companies. The job creators have completely destroyed this country's ability to maintain itself in this scenario and we would be crippled in less than a month.
NephilimNexus: BronyMedic: It's a chinese knock-off of the SU-33, illegally produced without license. The F/A-18 was specifically designed to kill them and MIG-29s.So? The Chinese military has no interest in fighting with the US. We're their biggest customers, remember? Unlike the USA, however, they're capable of thinking past the next financial quarter. They are an emergent economy that is going through explosive growth. The USA is a crumbling economy that is slowly imploding upon itself. Fifty years from now the UN is still going to need peacekeepers to keep random wacko dictators in check. Fifty years from now the USA isn't going to be in any shape to do it for them. China is simply getting a head start for their future role as the world's leading nation in a few decades (or less) and making sure that they'll be ready for all the responsibilities that entails.There is nothing new about this, either. In the 19th century Great Britain was still the globe's biggest superpower. By the 1980s the USA had eclipsed all rivals and took center stage. Now it's our turn to get passed up by China. The only thing worth speculating as this point is who is going to be passing China come the 22nd century or so (my money is on Africa).[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]All empires fall in the end. New ones take their place. The cycle repeats.
darch: I think I might have to play that game later. If you invest in salvage corvettes early in the single player campaign, you can end up with a mass of more than a hundred ion cannon frigates in a sphere of death formation. Quite entertaining.lolwut?
Frogfoot: It amazes me how intelligent people continue to look down their noses at the Chinese and their military. Some folks should wake up. China is not a paper tiger. In a decade or two China could cause much trouble in the pacific if they made the calculation that it was worth the cost to do so. By trouble I mean the projection of hundreds of thousands of men within their chosen sphere of influence for as long as they could maintain the supply lines.
Misconduc: So the Ark royal will be a bran new carrier without any planes to fly off its deck? Sounds british to me..
baronvonzipper: U.S. Pacific carrier supremacy was lost when the Chinese navy surfaced an undetected sub in the middle of the Kitty Hawk battle group, within torpedo range.
BronyMedic: Well, isn't that quaint.[www.military-today.com image 600x399]
GAT_00: Well done China. You've reached the 1930s level of naval power.
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