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    Coincidence. I spent 27 years in the Army and my...

    Coincidence. I spent 27 years in the Army and my last assignment was as a CGSC instructor. Enjoy the trip. I used TDY assignments to visit battlefields and ship museums.
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    Sticky: AS to the man:...

    AS to the man: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry

    The frigate class named after him was born and lived in the Cold War, being rapidly withdrawn or given to friendly navies after the...
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    I suspect the new light gun will be a chain gun...

    I suspect the new light gun will be a chain gun rather than a multi-barrel gatling type. Either way if it is indeed anti UAV must use APS sensors for directional control.
  4. Thread: Aviation Quiz

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    Sticky: I was so close:)

    I was so close:)
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    Sticky: If he was American that would be Eddie...

    If he was American that would be Eddie Rickenbacker.
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    Sticky: Nevermind, second look showed the canards.

    Nevermind, second look showed the canards.
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    Sticky: Gotta be a test aircraft for the Saab Draken.

    Gotta be a test aircraft for the Saab Draken.
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    Boy am I glad I was in the Army!

    Boy am I glad I was in the Army!
  9. It should be pointed out that we currently have 4...

    It should be pointed out that we currently have 4 not available due to refueling or refitting. They are listed as undergoing procedures that take from 4 months to 4 years (refueling).

    Source:...
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    I served during the Vietnam era. At that time a...

    I served during the Vietnam era. At that time a newly commissioned 2LT served for a year and then get promoted to 1LT and at about the same time get his first VN tour. Upon return to CONUS we often...
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    Sticky: Boulton Paul P.111. I pass my turn to ask back...

    Boulton Paul P.111. I pass my turn to ask back to you,
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    This article...

    This article goes into some of the problems with changing the engines of the B-52.
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    Yet another Starship44741

    Yet another Starship44741
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    Two Kongo class battleships were in the Nagumo...

    Two Kongo class battleships were in the Nagumo forces. Japanese doctrine at the time was not that the battleships protected the carriers with their firepower. The main defense against an aircraft...
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    Off the top of my head they gave up mach 2...

    Off the top of my head they gave up mach 2 capability to simplify air intakes and lessen radar cross section.
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    But the Kamikaze attacks at Okinawa were one of...

    But the Kamikaze attacks at Okinawa were one of the reason Admiral Nimitz recommended against the invasion of Japan itself.
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    Sticky: Not renovating the Iowa's could buy a lot of 800K...

    Not renovating the Iowa's could buy a lot of 800K shells for the Zumwalt class and have more range.
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    Current SSK's are smaller short range boats built...

    Current SSK's are smaller short range boats built for local defense. As in WWII we would need larger long range boats so we would have to have our own design. Hopefully we could use lessons learned...
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    Let the record show I never proposed integration...

    Let the record show I never proposed integration of the Marines into the Army. But I have been snickering for years at the Marines amphibious specialist claims. I salute all my brothers in arms.
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    The Marines dating back to the Royal Navy were...

    The Marines dating back to the Royal Navy were originally to serve on ships. They protected the officers and were used to great effect in ship to ship action when boarding. Between world wars they...
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