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    A heavily damaged air frame of was replaced by...

    A heavily damaged air frame of was replaced by one in storage. It's not like they dragged a B-47 out of mothball to replace a B-52. It's expensive to maintain vessels in mothball and borderline...
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    Ballistic glass+the doors you then would install...

    Ballistic glass+the doors you then would install to make it effective against 7.62mm rounds = more weight = less payload, less range, less speed. This is a recce, not general purpose vehicle.
  3. You're confusing the PLA(N)'s Golf SSB and their...

    You're confusing the PLA(N)'s Golf SSB and their Xia SSBN. The Golf had two missile tubes, the Xia had 12.

    Re quietness- Chinese and Russian SSN/SSBNs are not close to being on par in terms of...
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    Getting a bit off topic but the claims made...

    Getting a bit off topic but the claims made indicate that one NDU faculty claims that China sees its nuclear arsenal as "unusable" (not prepared to lose it) and that warhead/missile mating only...
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    Poll: There's nothing to disagree about. The links...

    There's nothing to disagree about.

    The links you provide indicate that whiskey can in fact be artificially aged. I made this clarification in my initial post. I have no doubt that whiskeys can in...
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    Poll: Explain/prove.

    Explain/prove.
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    ....source on SAF vulnerability and readiness?

    ....source on SAF vulnerability and readiness?
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    Poll: There is no recognized difference between "aged"...

    There is no recognized difference between "aged" vs "years old" as far as SWR is concerned. A numerical year associated with "aged" or "years old" references the maturation period of the youngest...
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    The Argentinians have an arrangement with the USN...

    The Argentinians have an arrangement with the USN and typically do touch-and-go landings when there's a CVN nearby (not that often probably). Otherwise the rely on the Brazilians to maintain...
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    They must really not have anything better to...

    They must really not have anything better to report on. These have been in service since early 2013.
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    So, if the US concluded that the missile...

    So, if the US concluded that the missile originated from separatist held territory, will you conclude:

    1) A Ukrainian SAM unit is possibly operating behind enemy lines.

    2) The US is lying to...
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    Or...instead of vasts amount of speculation. We...

    Or...instead of vasts amount of speculation. We could just wait until the poor analyst who is now stuck in the office calculating the trajectory and launch site determines if there was a Ukrainian...
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    Unlikely. Just because the Chinese invests in...

    Unlikely. Just because the Chinese invests in infrastructure/port construction does not automatically augment the PLAN's logistics. The idea of the "String of Pearls" as a series of naval bases has...
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    How does one fit additional rows when you have...

    How does one fit additional rows when you have the JCS badge sitting up there? I'm used to seeing that badge below the breast pocket so I looked it up and apparently for women it's supposed to be...
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    For the uninitiated, what's wrong with her...

    For the uninitiated, what's wrong with her ribbons?
  16. I'm not very familiar with KPN ORBAT, but a quick...

    I'm not very familiar with KPN ORBAT, but a quick cross reference indicates that the PRC-built Romeos are all stationed in the West Sea Fleet and this particular Romeo in question is subordinate to...
  17. Of note: 1) They appear to be no more than a...

    Of note:

    1) They appear to be no more than a few kilometers away from land, which is visible in most of the pictures.

    2) Granted, it's so they can get pictures, but the sub never appears to...
  18. Dear Leader Goes for a Cruise: KPN's Romeo Class Subs

    The KPN operates a number of Romeo-class subs, though their seaworthiness has often been called into question. Recent undated photographs of Dear Leader Kim Jong Un at sea in one of these rust...
  19. I don't believe any modern surface combatants...

    I don't believe any modern surface combatants have real armor to speak of. The name of the game is no longer "prevent damage by a hit", it's "don't get hit in the first place".
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    Those ships are typically designed to fulfill the...

    Those ships are typically designed to fulfill the role of a main surface combatant of said navy. They need to perform all of the core warfare specialties (AAW, ASuW, ASW) to a decent extent. They,...
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