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Notably, when Russian troops annexed Crimea, they failed to also seize Kiev's main shipyards just north of the peninsula — the same yards that had assembled the Soviet carriers, including Kuznetsov.
originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: pirhanna
Complain about the Red Scare, yet trot out the even older Hun-scare tactic... OK.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
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.
originally posted by: blackbird9393
Great post. I saw the lines and it reminded me of lines cast between royal navy boats and rfa supply ships to pass fuel and winch crates, etc over. Of you look very closely you can see the guode ropes attached to the lines a reply to: JedemDasSeine
originally posted by: FuggleHop
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!
originally posted by: FredT
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.....