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It's a laser..
Do we need a reason?


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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
I suppose that's true, though they're by no means defenseless. Anything without heavy armor in close range will be chewed up by the Goalkeeper CWIS turrets (no fewer than 3 on all carriers).
True, though the CWIS does not have the range to respond to enemy aircraft.
Still, watching videos of those things fire, it's pretty incredible.
    
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Except you're forgetting that there are quite a few ships powered by reactors these days.

- Nimitz-class carriers
- The Enterprise (uses a diff reactor)
- The new Gerald Ford-class carriers that are in the works
- Long Beach-class cruisers
- Bainbridge-class cruisers
- Truxtun-class cruisers
- California-class cruisers
- Virginia-class cruisers

And then all the subs. So no, it's not just subs and carriers.
All those cruiser classes are decommisioned I saw the last one in 1997 USS ARkasas. Trust me I am still active subs and carriers that it.
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Carriers do NOT cruise on their own. There is a whole fleet of ships to protect and supply Carriers for a reason. The best defense for a Carrier? A Destroyer.
You are absolutely correct. Carriers always, always have atleast one sub under them within at least 60 miles. And atleast 2 cruisers, or a cruiser and a destroyer.



And for the guy earlier that said ships are made of aluminum your wrong. they may have aluminum super structures but you cannot have a aluminum hull below the water line. salt water is way more destructive to aluminum than it is to steel.
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Bleh, projectile weapons FTW!

Sir Isaac Newton is the BADDEST MUTHA FK'r in space!
 
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The only practical application for these

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You are absolutely correct. Carriers always, always have atleast one sub under them within at least 60 miles. And atleast 2 cruisers, or a cruiser and a destroyer.



And for the guy earlier that said ships are made of aluminum your wrong. they may have aluminum super structures but you cannot have a aluminum hull below the water line. salt water is way more destructive to aluminum than it is to steel.
Wrong. Carriers can go alone. In 2001, USS Nimitz made a 3 month voyage from Norfolk, VA around South America to San Diego, CA alone, with no sub, and no battle group. Been there, done that.

Some Navy ships are made of aluminum. Example: USS Independence, LCS-2. I worked on that ship at AUSTAL, here in Mobile, Alabama. The hull, even below the water line is indeed aluminum.

I'm not sure why so many ******* are spreading such incorrect information in this thread.
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Wrong. Carriers can go alone. In 2001, USS Nimitz made a 3 month voyage from Norfolk, VA around South America to San Diego, CA alone, with no sub, and no battle group. Been there, done that.

Some Navy ships are made of aluminum. Example: USS Independence, LCS-2. I worked on that ship at AUSTAL, here in Mobile, Alabama. The hull, even below the water line is indeed aluminum.

I'm not sure why so many ******* are spreading such incorrect information in this thread.
Watch out guys, the internet tough guy who argues facts by leading the discussion off-topic is angry!

First: The fact that they "can" is irrelevant. In any situation where the carrier may be put in combat, it will not be going alone. I'm not sure how many more times I can mention CSG.

Naming one ship that is made of aluminum is idiotic. The vast majority of modern ships only have an aluminum superstructure. And especially after the events of the Falklands, shipmakers learned that aluminum just isn't worth it, weight-saving or not.
    
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Watch out guys, the internet tough guy who argues facts by leading the discussion off-topic is angry!

First: The fact that they "can" is irrelevant. In any situation where the carrier may be put in combat, it will not be going alone. I'm not sure how many more times I can mention CSG.

Naming one ship that is made of aluminum is idiotic. The vast majority of modern ships only have an aluminum superstructure. And especially after the events of the Falklands, shipmakers learned that aluminum just isn't worth it, weight-saving or not.


I guess I must have been dreaming when I enlisted in 1998 and went on all those deployments and exercises, and earned those Battle 'E' medals and Sea Service ribbons I reckon I must have imagined when built aluminum Navy ships in the shipyard from 2007-2010 as well Oh wait, I have a DD-214 that documents my enlistment, and I have a piece of aluminum sitting on my desk made from LCS-2 leftover scrap.

I state facts from first hand experience. Don't hate because you have none.

Besides the new fleet of LCS's, AUSTAL is also building many JHSV's, also with aluminum hull. Call AUSTAL at 251-434-8000 and inform yourself on aluminum hull navy ships.

Your ignorance makes me laugh, not angry
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Wrong. Carriers can go alone. In 2001, USS Nimitz made a 3 month voyage from Norfolk, VA around South America to San Diego, CA alone, with no sub, and no battle group. Been there, done that.

Some Navy ships are made of aluminum. Example: USS Independence, LCS-2. I worked on that ship at AUSTAL, here in Mobile, Alabama. The hull, even below the water line is indeed aluminum.

I'm not sure why so many ******* are spreading such incorrect information in this thread.
What department on the Nimitz were you in? I was on the CVN70, Reactor, Propulsion (RX/RP).
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