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Originally posted by dgtempe
I smell the sinking of one of our ships.
Originally posted by bsbray11
It seems like it would be very stupid strategically for Iran to just load up on a US ship and ask for war right now. But it would be great for the US to justify an invasion, even with so many problems with our country already.
originally posted by WindWalker
hmm, the shakval have a range of 7500 yards (6,85 km).. seems a bit short to me.
Originally posted by Harlequin
the boggest danger to a CBG is not from an ASchM but from a diesel boat on batteries sitting there doing not alot but listening and silently creeping inside the fleet defences , waiting for teh right moment - then BAM off goes 4 squall into the side of a carrier and over she goes sinking in a few seconds.
CVBGs have no definitive specification and are formed and dissolved on an ad-hoc basis, and one may be different from another. However, they all comprise similar types of ships, and a typical U.S. carrier battle group might include:
++a carrier, usually Nimitz-class or Kitty Hawk-class — The carrier provides a wide range of options to the U.S. government, ranging from simply showing the flag, to attacks on airborne, afloat and ashore targets. Because carriers operate in international waters, their aircraft do not need to secure landing rights on foreign soil. These ships also engage in sustained operations in support of other forces. The carrier is the flagship of the battle group, with the commanding rear admiral on board, making use of the advanced combat information center and communications suite.
two guided missile cruisers, usually Ticonderoga class — multi-mission surface combatants, equipped with Tomahawk missiles for long-range strike capability.
++two to three guided missile destroyers, usually Arleigh Burke-class — multi-mission surface combatant, used primarily for anti-air warfare (AAW) and anti-submarine warfare (ASW)
++a frigate, usually Oliver Hazard Perry-class — primarily for anti-submarine warfare (ASW)
++two attack submarines, usually Los Angeles-class — in a direct support role seeking out and destroying hostile surface ships and submarines
++a combined ammunition, oiler, and supply ship, usually Sacramento or Supply class — provides logistic support enabling the Navy's forward presence: on station, ready to respond.
Originally posted by Sir Solomon
Here is how I would see things go down if there was a CBG with 3 ASW-capable screen ships (2 in front, 1 in back. This changing accordingly as they are orbiting around the carrier.)
Originally posted by NeoQuest
If the Iranians do come in a war with America, it looks like they'll be coming kicking and screaming.