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Holy destroyer

by TONI H / October 28, 2013 9:18 PM PDT Down the right hand side, where it says 'related content', click on the second picture to see a much larger picture of the side of the ship. It's really impressive.

>>The first-in-class Zumwalt, the largest U.S. Navy destroyer ever built, is seen in dry dock Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Bath, Maine. The ship features an unusual wave-piercing hull, electric drive propulsion, advanced sonar and guided missiles, and a new gun that fires rocket-propelled warheads as far as 100 miles.>>
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Looks deceptive doesn't it?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 28, 2013 10:36 PM PDT

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.


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Impressive...but can it shoot
by Willy / October 29, 2013 12:06 AM PDT

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. Wink Good show -----Willy Happy

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Donald Sutherland in The Dirty Dozen. As a put-down to the
by Ziks511 / October 29, 2013 9:43 AM PDT

perpetually sneering Robert Ryan as the Paratroop school Colonel. A great line.

"Very pretty, Colonel. Very pretty. But can they fight?"


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You didn't have to go to Fox for this Toni, you could have
by Ziks511 / October 31, 2013 9:21 PM PDT

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.


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You didn't have to go to Paul Krugman for this
by James Denison / November 1, 2013 4:58 AM PDT

you could have gone to the startribune. Or FOX.

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looks like a giant
by James Denison / November 1, 2013 11:48 AM PDT

bouy. Reminds me somewhat of the metal clad boats in the Civil War. Here's one.

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ironclad boats
by Roger NC / November 1, 2013 10:42 PM PDT
In reply to: looks like a giant

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.

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The things will cost some $4 billion each,...
by Paul C / November 1, 2013 6:12 PM PDT

...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.

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I have a suspicion
by TONI H / November 1, 2013 7:50 PM PDT

that my son is gonna wanna be on that 'boat'........SOON. LOL

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