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  • surfgun
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    Here is some food for thought.

    http://gcaptain.com/photos-show-cata...issile-attack/

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  • surfgun
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    Video: launch of Wichita.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b_wnwFpw26g

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  • surfgun
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    An updated report on LCS 8 engineering casualty.

    https://news.usni.org/2016/09/16/lit...rs-engineering

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  • tbm3fan
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    LCS 8 Montgomery suffers an engineering casualty .

    https://news.usni.org/2016/09/16/lit...rs-engineering
    Gotta say that is one stupid looking ship from above. Makes me want to send a torpedo on it's way towards the forward 1/3.

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  • surfgun
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    I"m thinking about designing some art using all of the surpluse damaged gear sets out of these blenders known as the LCS!

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  • SteveDaPirate
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    Wow another one? I'm wondering how much of this is the engineering in the ships and how much is operator error with the weird manning.

    My hunch is that it is largely the manning system they cooked up since both classes of LCS have been afflicted by repeated engineering casualties and their internal stuff has different designs.

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  • jlvfr
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    LCS 8 Montgomery suffers an engineering casualty .

    https://news.usni.org/2016/09/16/lit...rs-engineering
    ... seriously?!

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  • surfgun
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    LCS 8 Montgomery suffers an engineering casualty .

    https://news.usni.org/2016/09/16/lit...rs-engineering

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  • Monash
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    LCS 13 Wichita is to be launched on September 17th.

    http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/...5-wichita.html
    Quoting from the attached article:

    "Plagued by cost overruns, design and survivability issues, the planned LCS fleet has been winnowed from an original projected force of 52 ships. To fill that gap, the Pentagon has announced a multi-mission frigate."

    Its starting to sound like the Navy is losing its appetite for the LCS program and has decided to go with a 'proper' or more conventional frigate design. What chance they decide to cut their loses and pursue other options (say a modified EPF) or just try and get the LCS mine hunting suit up and running and buy just enough of them for this primary role and maybe anti-piracy work as a secondary task.

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  • tbm3fan
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    LCS 13 Wichita is to be launched on September 17th.

    http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/...5-wichita.html
    A new witch...

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  • surfgun
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    LCS 13 Wichita is to be launched on September 17th.

    http://seapowermagazine.org/stories/...5-wichita.html

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  • jlvfr
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    All 4 LCS turned into test ships.

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  • surfgun
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    Blast test video:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vpYyhrjeup8

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  • Zad Fnark
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    Lots of subs were built here during the war. USS Cobia is on display in Manitowoc.

    She sunk a freighter carrying a load of tanks bound for Iwo Jima before that battle happened.

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  • Albany Rifles
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    Thanks...cool pics.

    Reminds me of how many gunboats in the Civil War and LSTs and other smaller craft in World War 2 were all built far from salt water.

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