Most powerful warship in the world?

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  1. Atheus

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    Link.

    That's the new class of Royal Navy destroyer, the article claims it is the most powerful warship in the world, but how could it be? Surely any old nuclear submarine would be much more deadly... or one of those massive American aircraft carriers... It does mention

    so maybe they're not worried about aircraft...
     
  2. Bateluer

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    Meh. The two most powerful ocean going vessels would be Carriers and Submarines. Battleships haven't ruled the waves since WW2.
     
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    is the massive dunce hat suppose to give off any sign of intimidation?
     
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    Asgard Mothership FTW! :p
     
  5. paulney

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    I can't find its photo anywhere!
     
  6. Fenixgoon

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    i would say the US is going to have it. for example, our new destroyers will be fitted with a GPS guided cannon that fires 5'' shells accurately up to 54 miles:Q

    either those or a US aircraft carrier. mind you that our carriers can hold 100+ planes

    oh, and 1 of our warships will probably cost more than that entire fleet :D (3 B2 spirit bombers and we're already there :D)
     
  7. everman

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    A loaded nuclear missile sub is still king, and probably always will be.

    oh and actually Atlantis is the most powerful in the world. It is a ship, someone forgot that :p
     
  8. EyeMWing

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    I believe they were looking for firepower, and limiting them to surface ships with nonnuclear payloads. Aircarft carriers themselves are quite benign, and are only the bad mothas they are because of the ships they crusie around with and the air force that they haul around.

    ... And this is a pretty easy prize to claim now that the Iowas are all gone :p
     
  9. iwantanewcomputer

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    i don't see anything particullarly impressive. I would assume that a us aircraft carrier could send 1 f22 at it and launch a long range torpedo, turn and fly back without being seen on radar
     
  10. So

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    They're not gone, just mothballed...at least, last I'd heard.
     
  11. So

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    Oh, and damn...sounds like a big improvement over the sail and rig days:

     
  12. Fenixgoon

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    let's see how that 230 crew ship does vs. my 5000 man floating city of a carrier (with an airforce on it, of course) :D
     
  13. EyeMWing

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    Heh, pulling those things out would be... A very difficult and costly task, and I can't see us doing it, barring WW3. It's just like saying that the planes sitting in the boneyard at Davis Monthan AFB aren't gone - because they could be reactivated in a time of extreme desperation.
     
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    Yeah, exactly. Carriers are amazingly powerful, but TECHNICALLY it's not the carrier proper that's wielding all that firepower...

    Good thing the US already has a weapon to cripple their offensive capability...the addictive power of ATOT!
     
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    Any anti-aircraft system, no matter how sophisticated, can be overwhelmed if it's given too many targets. Just because it functions flawlessly against 5 inbounds doesn't mean it can handle 20 planes each launching 4 missiles.
     
  16. Atheus

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    I think the main point is the radar and anti-aircraft systems, so that would probably be exactly the wrong way to go about it.
     
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    sounds nicer than my house
     
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    aren't B2's only deployed in missouri
     
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    Better review what the F22 is capable of.
    1) It will never get off the carrier.
    2) ...


     
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    sign me up!
     
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    True, but they haven't been seen much lately...I vote for the new Odyssey or the Orion...Ancient battleship FTW!!
     
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    Actually, the Wisconsin and Iowa could be back in the fleet in less than 2 years.
    They've been in Category B reserve for quite awhile now, which is supposed to mean they could be reactivated in 6 months.

    Unfortunately, just recently the President signed an order that would strike both from the naval register and put them up for adoption as museum ships.

    Pretty dumb, since we won't have anything to come close to replacing them until 2013.

    Personally, I wish they were still active. I think it was a huge mistake to deactivate any of the Iowas, even though they are costly to operate.
    There is just no sight on the water as impressive as a battleship, not even carriers.
    They are just as impressive to potential enemies, too.
    One of the main things that the Vietcong demanded happen before they would return to the negotiations was that the New Jersey be removed from off Vietnam's coast....they were scared to death of her. Not the carriers...the New Jersey. Plus, something like 75% of the targets in North Korea are in range of 16" guns, and that's if we don't even update them with new shells to fire farther.

     
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    The brits sure know how to name their ships
     
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    Andromeda w/ Lexa Doig as the ship's AI avatar FTW

    *drool*