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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: crazyewok
Now.....having said that.......there might be a place for the BB again, only not in water. But in space. Remember Battlestar Galactica? That's basically what that was: A Battleship/Carrier in space.
So who knows? Maybe in the future, when we're done killing each other down here, we can have big honking space battleships.
originally posted by: rshackleford
I think an important question would be... would we bother with loading the thing with massive amounts of armor? Would such a thing do any good against modern day weapons? If hit with missiles, would something even along the lines of 16 inches of armor (As the Montana would have had on the belt) do any good? The type of armor we use could be different, but do we pack on even more of it or not bother at all except for putting the minimum needed to protect it from smaller weapons and say, 'well, it's not going to stop missiles and bombs if we put more anyway.'