moran_moran: It's a Littoral combat ship. Can't you C it will be hard to find?
AirForceVet: When I heard they were using an aluminum superstructure on the Littoral class, I was wondering didn't anyone remember the lessons from the 1970s?
Ennuipoet: [www.geekvintage.com image 210x110]Four of these?
t3knomanser: So, which congressional district was this built in? I just want to know where all the pork is going.
doyner: Ennuipoet: [www.geekvintage.com image 210x110]Four of these?No ... ONE of those.
Tr0mBoNe: Marinette Marine shipyard
One Bad Apple: AirForceVet: When I heard they were using an aluminum superstructure on the Littoral class, I was wondering didn't anyone remember the lessons from the 1970s?Mostly every superstructure is aluminum as far back as the USS Long Beach (constr began in '57 commish in '61). At least the ladders were steel.I'd have to look it up but I remember a nightmare story where a firefighting team was sent into an burning engine room and couldn't retreat because the aluminum ladders melted from the heat. They all suffocated when their OBA's ran out of air (about an hours worth IIRC) that was in the late 80's but I don't remember how old the ship was.
the_innkeeper: Burke's are all steel.
Richard Saunders: moran_moran: It's a Littoral combat ship. Can't you C it will be hard to find?Like searching the waves for a little man in a boat?
whither_apophis: Sorry Ike, we should have listened to you, but in the 60's businesses realized they can vote themselves money and they've been at the trough ever since.
Relatively Obscure: I'm sure Wired will be the downfall of the US Navy, subby.
Nem Wan: Relatively Obscure: I'm sure Wired will be the downfall of the US Navy, subby.Well wouldn't know it's not combat ready if nobody revealed that fact. We should be talking about the corbomite device it definitely has that makes it impervious to any attack and will utterly destroy the attacker.
grinding_journalist: ...What we SHOULDN'T do is spend the same money on developing swarms, fleets, and armies of disposable remotely piloted drones...You sound like you'll help me find Sarah Connor. Would you happen to know where she is?
Dinjiin: A Navy vessel that doesn't work and will require extensive and expensive design fixes to correct. Lemme guess, Lockheed or General-Dynamics is the builder...USS Freedom (LCS-1) is produced by the Lockheed Martin consortium, in competition with the General Dynamics-designed USS IndependenceCan we nuke those two from orbit already? Farking corporate welfare and theft at its worse.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somehow, I don't think "shoot at it" is a huge secret
LowbrowDeluxe: Honestly, name ONE piece of modern military hardware that was released and everyone said 'holy shiatsnacks, this thing is amazing'.
LowbrowDeluxe: I agree that our overall defense spending is far excessive, but honestly the complaints sound the same as every new piece of military hardware in the last 50 years. If it performs it's role effectively will be the real test, regardless of what additional assets it ends up requiring to do so. Honestly, name ONE piece of modern military hardware that was released and everyone said 'holy shiatsnacks, this thing is amazing'./Disqualifying the SR-71 because it was, in fact, amazing.//Also, it didn't get revealed until well past the new hardware shakedown and 'whoops, if you turn right with the left blinker on it explodes' stages.
jigger: fark you. It was $670 million of stimulating the economy. When it's destroyed and rebuilt, that much more economy stimulating.
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