posted on Mar, 24 2018 @ 10:40 AM
a reply to: intrptr
Because nobody is shooting back, yet. Smart mimes, rocket torpedoes, and yes anti shipping missile are highly developed today, by
nations that didn't spend all their money on flattop tech yet, because they are smarter than that.
I'm preserving that one just because it made me laugh. I know its a typo, but even so.
Funny you should bring up Midway. Where did the planes come from that killed the Japanese carriers?
Also, you are absolutely wrong about the other powers building carriers. China has two (one rebuilt, one new built) plus one, maybe two under
construction. They have stated they are building nuclear carriers and plan to have their first one done by 2025. They have outright said they want a
ten carrier fleet. Not jeep carriers, but fleet carriers. The Chinese have been working on the acquisition of carriers for decades now: the
Melbourne and the Varyag were both examples of that.
The Russians have used the Kuznetsov for strikes in Syria. They want to build more, but their industry is in horrible condition and the sanctions are
slowly taking their toll. If the Chinese were not propping them up, then the Russians would be in dire straights: China continues to trade with
Russia without restriction keeps them from going back to the 90s.
The South Koreans and Japanese are going to buy jeep carriers. They have said so.
India is working on a carrier now and wants to be able to field three of them at least. India has issues with their procurements that make the
current American headaches look like a mild thing compared to migraines.
Britain is building two. France wants a new one. Even the Aussies waffle on whether they want to turn their amphibs into jeep carriers.
You keep stating carriers are going away. That they are obsolete. That they are waste of money. An American stupidity.
If you look at the acquisitions planned and underway, that's quite the contrary: carriers are undergoing a renaissance.
Just because you say it, doesn't make it so.
And you're going ad hominem again. Tsk.