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  1. JohnPJones

    Can the USN build all new classes?

    in the naval news forum i shared an interview with a zumwalt CO and he talked about how BIW couldn't keep up with burke production while building zummys and so that was a big part of why the navy cancelled the other 10 that were ordered, to prioritize burkes...with the LSC planned to be at least as large as a zumwalt, how likely is it that the new class suffers the same fate as the zumwalts?
  2. JohnPJones

    Naval and Defense News 2020

    Great Lakes was put on lock down due to a gate runner. must have made for one exciting graduation ceremony https://americanmilitarynews.com/2020/01/il-navy-base-on-lockdown-service-members-told-to-run-hide-fight/?utm_source=foramerica&utm_campaign=alt&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3gNF1w0Qs6IDBM-sTskrHErptwAahKuS5Az_mhYRtuGrjaAAeAZVSC9RA
  3. JohnPJones

    Naval and Defense News 2020

    an interview about the challenges of working with the zumwalt class and how they differ from the burkes, and a bit into why the class was cut down to 3 https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/the-proceedings-podcast/proceedings-podcast-episode-129-zumwalt-co-tells-all?fbclid=IwAR04KLeaRHAeT1_jFFukehlI4dVLUTWwE4r2_pVHBZ6iyi6cWP4vCBMruww
  4. JohnPJones

    Naval and Defense News 2020

    i mean it is an interesting concept, and i guess you can look at it as a modern version of the WWII high speed transports
  5. JohnPJones

    Naval and Defense News 2020

    not quite sure how i feel about the amphib/corvette variant of the EPF...on one hand i love it, on the other hand...i hate it lol
  6. it appears to be intended as a ship to be able to fight to a limited degree as well as transporting some marines and their vehicles
  7. JohnPJones

    Finally found it

    well you did say missile not shoulder fired rocket, and many of those 'speed boats' are armed with ASMs, and 107mm rockets that out range a 57mm gun by a long shot. this is one of their boats... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C_14-class_missile_boat then there's the rest of their coastal patrol forces...also largely armed with missiles and large caliber rockets. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_ships_of_the_Islamic_Republic_of_Iran_Navy#Missile_craft
  8. JohnPJones

    Finally found it

    Missile armed boat isn’t going to launch within range of a 57mm in all my time in the navy we never used anything bigger than 25mm for warning shots... you start short and walk your rounds up and onto target...
  9. JohnPJones

    Finally found it

    This one it was a 57mm so chances are they’d never be shooting at a major combatant that wasn’t already disabled anyway lol.
  10. JohnPJones

    Finally found it

    It does focus on the Canadians, but aside from one casualty before the sink ex began there were no problems with their guns...
  11. JohnPJones

    Finally found it

    I saw this sink-ex documentary years ago on tv, and it popped up on my YT feed.
  12. JohnPJones

    Naval and Defense News 2020

    i am back from forum jail, and i am pleased to announce nothing of any significance happened while i was gone. no one bombed anyone else, no one missiled anyone else...all was calm and peaceful as our censor overlords have declared.
  13. JohnPJones

    Can the USN build all new classes?

    Well if we can’t keep a program on track, then we can’t design a new class effectively.
  14. JohnPJones

    Shooting at Torpedoes

    i mean if he had one other source that was an authoritative source like navweaps for one of his claims i wouldn't fault him too much on the wiki for the others lol.
  15. JohnPJones

    Shooting at Torpedoes

    call up your cousin and ask, i bet he'll say "idk" the average service member wouldn't know the answer to that question...but hey i'm a vet, and a navy gunner's mate at that...i can tell you, almost everything you have said is flat out wrong... you're not shooting a torpedo as a form of defense. the only stipulation being a set of converging incidents that would be once in a life time to happen. so would it be possible? yes, there's probably like a .000000005% chance of knocking a torpedo out with some sort of gun fire...
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