Apik0r0s: Carriers are the coin of the realm, the ultimate in economic power. Fark you, pay me.
fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x422]Looks like the wolves have been chewing on it.
vygramul: Animatronik: That's the point. Battleships were useful, they just didn't provide much value for the dollar in a big war, because they were headed for obsolescence and could be destroyed using much cheaper tech.Their vulnerability wasn't the problem, once they respected air power. Sure, HMS Repulse was sunk by air attack. But look at its air defense:6 × 3, 2 × 1 - 4-inch (102 mm) guns2 × 1 - 3-inch (76 mm) anti-aircraft guns.Now compare that to BB-61:20 × 5 in (127.0 mm)/38 cal Mark 12 guns80 × 40 mm/56 cal anti-aircraft guns49 × 20 mm/70 cal anti-aircraft cannonsI don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure I know which I'd rather go after in a low and slow torpedo bomber.
rhiannon: Oh I get it, the reason it's virtually invisible to radar is because it's so freaking small:[img.photobucket.com image 634x335]Genius.
kyleaugustus: $13 billion. We could have ~13 Apollo-type moon missions for the cost of this thing.
bojon: I wonder what it will have for a nickname?
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