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Old 12-15-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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This is a cool article about how the navy's newest ship ''USS New York'' has some high tech advances as it's good to see the navy advance especially from when i was in it during the 80's on the Adams Class destroyers .

USS New York Military Tech - 4 High-Tech Surprises for Enemies From the USS New York - Popular Mechanics
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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This is a cool article about how the navy's newest ship ''USS New York'' has some high tech advances as it's good to see the navy advance especially from when i was in it during the 80's on the Adams Class destroyers .

USS New York Military Tech - 4 High-Tech Surprises for Enemies From the USS New York - Popular Mechanics
Interesting warship, the Marines version of a Navy aircraft carrier. Some of our next weaponry improvements include electromagnetic railguns....like an Iowa class battleship firing it's main 16 inch shells, hundreds of miles. The Iowa class ships are my favorite; but for modern times I prefer the Ticonderoga class Guided Missile Cruisers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwHcP0FV-ZA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pDXk7oblfk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6PYV3qssdI

File:USS New York in the Hudson River 200911.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_New_York_(LPD-21) . I forgot the RAILGUN.

http://www.popsci.com/scitech/articl...gnetic-railgun

http://www.spacewar.com/reports/Navy...ilgun_999.html

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2008/01/video-rail-gun/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OqlTXwLG40 .
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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Some cool links Pitts .

Thoughts about the Iowa class is that while they were so powerful and awesome as many of their Turrets were replaced with Tomahawks however logistically they just aren't needed in a post WWII/Korean War era.

I am a tad surprised to see that the USS New York is an Amphib as my thoughts are that the flat bottom ships are really not needed to storm the beaches and release the marines like during WWII against the Japanese on the islands but what do i know about it anymore
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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Some cool links Pitts .

Thoughts about the Iowa class is that while they were so powerful and awesome as many of their Turrets were replaced with Tomahawks however logistically they just aren't needed in a post WWII/Korean War era.

I am a tad surprised to see that the USS New York is an Amphib as my thoughts are that the flat bottom ships are really not needed to storm the beaches and release the marines like during WWII against the Japanese on the islands but what do i know about it anymore
Thanx... I think with the Iowa class's 18 inch armor and the Tomahawk refit; they can be relevant. Replacing the Turrets with railguns and/or missile launching modules(like on the Ticonderagos) along with their relatively fast speed; would enable their new role as a heavy guided missile cruiser, but I ain't the Admiral...LOL.

The assault role of these new ships, if I am not mistaken, is carried out by 2 or 3 HOVERCRAFT..I'll check...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfK2uxcapXU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgpQHIg4obM

LCAC Hovercraft: US Navy’s Champion Schleppers Get SLEPped

The Future of Amphibious Lift Pt 2 « New Wars .
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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This is a cool article about how the navy's newest ship ''USS New York'' has some high tech advances as it's good to see the navy advance especially from when i was in it during the 80's on the Adams Class destroyers .

USS New York Military Tech - 4 High-Tech Surprises for Enemies From the USS New York - Popular Mechanics
Did you know that the Arleigh Burke class Destroyers are being replaced by the (DDX) now called Zumwalt Class Destroyer Design???

Arleigh Burke class destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
File:USS Arleigh Burke Mediterranean.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The new Zumwalt Class Destroyer:
Zumwalt class destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
File:Uss Zumwalt.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia NOTICE the amount of "stealth shaping" in the Hull and Superstructure design.


US Navy DD 21 Zumwalt class Multimission Destroyer - Naval Technology .

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Old 12-16-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilwIhIwf5yI This video is about a Zumwalt Class Destroyer...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f7IN9D5scM

I could not access YouTube earlier...Sorry!
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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Did you know that the Arleigh Burke class Destroyers are being replaced by the (DDX) now called Zumwalt Class Destroyer Design???

Arleigh Burke class destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
File:USS Arleigh Burke Mediterranean.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The new Zumwalt Class Destroyer:
Zumwalt class destroyer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
File:Uss Zumwalt.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia NOTICE the amount of "stealth shaping" in the Hull and Superstructure design.


US Navy DD 21 Zumwalt class Multimission Destroyer - Naval Technology .
I admit that i've slacked on following the Navy over the last few years out here in the desert as i should be ashamed of myself for that as ''once a squid always a squid' is our motto for those who served' .

LOL, i remember when Reagan took over that he implemented his ''600 ship'' navy to counter act the Soviets and i remember seeing the Kidd class destroyers replacing the Adams class as i thought that they were so new and modern back then in the early 80's and now they are obsolete.

Thanks again for posting all the links and videos Pitts!!
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Old 12-18-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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I admit that i've slacked on following the Navy over the last few years out here in the desert as i should be ashamed of myself for that as ''once a squid always a squid' is our motto for those who served' .

LOL, i remember when Reagan took over that he implemented his ''600 ship'' navy to counter act the Soviets and i remember seeing the Kidd class destroyers replacing the Adams class as i thought that they were so new and modern back then in the early 80's and now they are obsolete.

Thanks again for posting all the links and videos Pitts!!
You're welcome...I should have started a thread...LOL. I have always been interested in ships, planes, tanks etc.; so I enjoy sharing the information. The DDX's look like(surface) submarines to a point. I try to keep up with the newest military systems; because of the advanced technology involved. I also have/had friends in the Navy and Army.

I remember Reagan ramping up the Navy too; that was about when the Arleigh Burke class hull designs were introduced, and new designs got speeded up and he Recommissioned/Reactivated the Iowa Class Battleships.
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