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Looks deceptive doesn't it?
From a distance and surrounded by the floating dock it doesn't look that big.
But that close up image gives a better perspective against other things to compare it with and that shows some of its true size.
Impressive...but can it shoot
Sorry, movie jargon there.
It seems like it has "over the horizon abilities" and that's good in the modern Navy. Maybe "rail-guns" will be available some time soon, too. Good show -----Willy
Donald Sutherland in The Dirty Dozen. As a put-down to the
perpetually sneering Robert Ryan as the Paratroop school Colonel. A great line.
"Very pretty, Colonel. Very pretty. But can they fight?"
You didn't have to go to Fox for this Toni, you could have
gotten it from Paul Krugman, who was equally impressed.
To Boldly Go, but Not to Blog.
Busy day, not sure if I will manage to get anything up. But for your surreal pleasure: the US Navy has a brand-new super-high-tech ship, the Elmo Zumwalt — stealth, incredibly long-range weapons, etc.. And who is the new vessel's captain?
Capt. James Kirk. I am not making this up.
You didn't have to go to Paul Krugman for this
you could have gone to the startribune. Or FOX.
looks like a giant
bouy. Reminds me somewhat of the metal clad boats in the Civil War. Here's one.
Eastern North Carolina small town Plymouth has a 3/8 scale model of the CSS Albemarle moored behind a small Civil War museum.
Not a tour place obviously at that scale, someone's pet project a few years ago I think.
The things will cost some $4 billion each,...
...which is why there will only be three of them built rather than the planned 32. Still, it's impressive; stealthy, powerful and - if everything works as planned - really, REALLY dangerous to would be maritime opponents.
I have a suspicion
that my son is gonna wanna be on that 'boat'........SOON. LOL