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In design terms, yep. I'd credit China for that though. There have been several attempts at extremely small missile boats - the Israeli Dabor being an obvious example.
Originally posted by warset
Are you sure about the picture #10, that Iran "china cat" boat being one of the world's top ten boat?
I haven't ever heard of that book, and as my username suggests, I don't see myself as anywhere near knowledgable on naval matters. But looking at current developments from a military technology viewpoint, I think that the analysis in that book is probably getting outdated - contemporary developments in data-links, missile potency, stealth and crew automation make missile boats an ever more tempting design route for optimum bang for bucks.
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
if you have not already done so , i might suggert you review the book worlds worst warships . it has a chapter dedicated to missile boats in general -- and thier failings .
missile boats do have thier uses -- but they also have fatal flaws , and are certainly not the " ein uber alles " rulers of the oceans some folks would have us believe .