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Russian aircraft carrier towed in Mediterranian

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posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 01:48 PM
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LMAO!!! So all the fretting about Russia's only aircraft carrier going to Syria and it couldnt make it there under its own power? Satellite photos published by DigitalGlobe project showed the ship stopped moving on her own power and emitting dense black smoke somewhere near the Syrian shores. The carrier is admittedly being towed to Russian support point in the Syrian port of Tartus, where she can be fueled and fixed.

You guys can read more here if interested: uatoday.tv...

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posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: princeofpeace

Hahaha! Those wacky Russians! They only have one aircraft carrier and it's being towed! ROFL! The USA is so superior to them! We've got like THIRTY aircraft carriers! And they don't have to be towed! LOL!



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 01:52 PM
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I hope they have a better insurance plan than mine. My plan only pays for towing up to 7 miles.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: FuggleHop

Well we have 10 super carriers (Nimitz and soon the Ford Class) and the remaining 9 are much smaller (Wasp and America class) and are STOVL versus CATOBAR which is really needed for true strike potential.

What it really highlights is the difficulties surrounding true forward deployed blue water naval operations at which the USN excels at.....



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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This is quite normal for large warships.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
This is quite normal for large warships.


It is. Its just worse when its your only carrier.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
This is quite normal for large warships.


Yes and no. If you are going to forward deploy a large task group to conduct combat oeprations, you would make sure that the ship in question was recently out of overhual or at least in top shape prior to deployment. However, the Russian Navy has had significant issues as of late with this. The Kirov class comes to mind.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:04 PM
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They may be staging this to make us believe that they are not as capable, inferior even, and then when we aren't paying attention to them, they will strike.

Oh who am I kidding, it really is downright hilarious.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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I hope it doesn't sink.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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This will be a huge embarrassment for Putin.

This was meant as a display of power and a test of the carriers seaworthiness, and eventually combat capabilities once it arrives in Syria.

The Russian will be praying all goes right when the bombers and fighters take flight!



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: princeofpeace

No one said an aircraft carrier couldn´t use an auxiliary engine...

What if the aircraft carrier was a gift to Assad? You´ve just spoiled the surprise...
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posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:19 PM
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If you saw pictures of the carrier travelling through the English Channel, it was spewing black smoke from it's funnel and was being followed by it's own tug boat, because it is quite clearly extremely dilapidated.
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posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:22 PM
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They may be staging this to make us believe that they are not as capable, inferior even, and then when we aren't paying attention to them, they will strike.


it's a floating pile of junk, been that way for a long time. started breaking down aftewr being commissioned.


The ageing Russian aircraft carrier that sailed through the English Channel escorted by the Royal Navy has been plagued by years of technical problems and is accompanied everywhere by a tug in case it breaks down. The plumbing is so bad on the 55,000 ton Admiral Kuznetsov that many of its toilets cannot be used, while it has had repeated problems with its power and a string of accidents, naval experts said.
Ageing Russian aircraft carrier plagued by technical problems


and it's wiki page

Her aircraft often made flights close to the Israeli shore line and were escorted by Israeli F-16s.[13] During the deployment, a severe water shortage occurred due to evaporators breaking down.[12]



At the end of 1997 she remained immobilized in a Northern Fleet shipyard, awaiting funding for major repairs, which were halted when they were only 20% complete. The overhaul was completed in July 1998, and the ship returned to active service in the Northern fleet on 3 November 1998.


Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:23 PM
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I feel sorry for the captain of that Russian carrier.. Remember the movie K-19



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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I couldn't help myself...




Someday!!! Someday!!!

(((sobbing)))

Someday.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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Thank goodness we have our new USS Gerald Ford, you know the guy that gave Nixon a pardon to spare the delicate US citizens the hurtful trial, at a cost of 10 billion, 12.3 billion with 2.3 billion (almost 25%) in over runs. And we got 2 more coming, maybe name the next after either Clinton.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:36 PM
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Thats embarrassing. Hahah. Putin is doing a facepalm about now.

Seriously though, can the dems (and some neocons) stop already with the new red scare? Every confrontation between us and Russia in the last decade has been perpetrated by either parts of our own government or Germany's.



posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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originally posted by: spiritualarchitect
I hope they have a better insurance plan than mine. My plan only pays for towing up to 7 miles.

I will tell you that being towed at sea is a degrading experience.
I had that experience once in the US Navy and we were jeered by the crews of the other ships in the operation that we were in at the time.
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posted on Nov, 3 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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Just another example of why you don't just jump into doing carrier ops.

US and Britain have been doing it for a better part of a century, and still don't get it right all the time...

I hope the Chinese are watching. It isn't as easy as the Navy generally make it look...




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