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Originally posted by OptimusSubprime
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
DC nuked? Well, maybe it is worth it afterall. That's certainly one way to end the Progressive corruption.
Originally posted by irontyrant
reply to post by ThedeadeyesofCharlieSheen
Haters gonna hate. I really don't know why all you Aussies get so anti-American in your venomous posts. Your navy sucks,and hard. You couldn't even defend yourselves from Indonesia,much less China. What is even more tragic is Foster's is a terrible beer. You guys down there could learn a thing or two from England and Ireland about good beer. I guess you get this from the lackluster gene pool of being a penal colony.
United States: Total Population 313,232,044
U S Military Manpower Available 145,212,012
U S Fit for Military Service 120,022,084
U S Reaching Military Age Yearly 4,217,412
U S Active Military Personnel 1,477,896
U S Active Military Reserves 1,458,500
U S Total Aircraft 18,234
U S Total Land-Based Weapons 56,269
U S Total Naval Units 2,384
U STowed Artillery 2,163
U S Merchant Marine Strength 418
U S Major Ports and Terminals 21
U S Aircraft Carriers 11
U S Destroyers 59
U S Frigates 30
U S Submarines 75
U S Patrol Coastal Craft 12
U S Mine Warfare Craft 14
U S Amphibious Operations Craft 30
U S Defense Budget / Expenditure $692,000,000,000
U S Foreign Reserves $150,000,000,000
U S Purchasing Power $14,660,000,000,000
U S Oil Production 9,056,000 bbl
Iran 4,172,000 bbl
U S Oil Consumption 18,690,000 bbl
Iran 1,809,000 bbl
U S Proven Oil Reserves 19,120,000,000 bbl
Iran 137,600,000,000 bbl
U S Total Labor Force 154,900,000
U S Roadway Coverage 6,506,204 km
Iran 172,927 km
U S Railway Coverage 226,427 km
Iran 8,442 km
U S Waterway Coverage 41,009 km
Iran 850 km
U S Coastline Coverage 19,924 km
Iran 2,440 km
U S Major Serviceable Airports 15,097
U S Square Land Area 9,826,675 km
Iran 1,648,195 km
Originally posted by ThedeadeyesofCharlieSheen
I don't care if you all believe me or not but ive worked in shipyards across the globe and I will tell you right now yank ships are not built to last..a well placeed barage of missles will sink any ship in the yank fleet no worries.
you want ships that will stand up to iranian missiles go to australia abd the new destroyers theyre building otherwise dont even talk about so called american navy might pfffttt those things are built to be sunk.
After receiving tenders from Blohm + Voss, Navantia, and Gibbs & Cox among others, the Australian government identified Gibbs & Cox's Evolved Flight II Arleigh Burke class destroyer as the preferred design in August 2005.
The Álvaro de Bazán class frigate designed by Navantia, was identified as the official alternative, and both designs began further testing and modification as part of a two-year selection process.
The two ship designs were equivalent in many areas, including length, speed and weapons outfit, although the Arleigh Burke class was larger with a displacement 2,200 tons greater than the Spanish frigate, and had superior capabilities in regards to range (700 nautical miles (1,300 km; 810 mi) greater), helicopter operations (two embarked helicopters instead of one), primary armament (a 64-cell Mark 41 Vertical Launch System compared to a 48-cell launcher), and close-defence (with a second close-in weapons system).
Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Russ Shalders believed the American design would provide the RAN with a greater long-term capability, as there was greater scope for upgrades and modifications later in the ships' careers.
Despite the American destroyer being the preferred option, the conclusion of the selection process in late June 2007 saw Navantia's Álvaro de Bazán design selected, as unlike the Evolved Arleigh Burkes, the Spanish ships were a less-risky design as they had been tested and proven, they could be in service four years earlier than the American-designed ships, and they would cost AU$1 billion less to build. There were also benefits in ordering the destroyers and the Canberra class landing helicopter dock ships from the same designer.
In October 2010, the 20-by-17-metre (66 by 56 ft) central keel block manufactured by BAE for Hobart had distorted, making it incompatible with other hull sections. The cause of the fabrication errors is unknown: BAE blamed incorrect drawings from designer Navantia, while the AWD Alliance claimed the other two shipyards have not experienced similar problems, and believe first-of-kind manufacturing errors were made by BAE. The delay in reworking the keel block was predicted to set construction back by at least six months...
In late May 2011, the government announced that the delay in building Hobart had increased to between one and two years, and would attempt to reduce the workload on BAE (which is also responsible for superstructure work on the Canberra class amphibious ships) by redistributing up to 13 of the 24 hull blocks the company was slated to build for the first two ships to the other two shipyards. In addition, the three blocks containing each destroyer's hull-mounted sonar are being assembled by Navantia in Spain and the United Kingdom, with the possibility another two hull blocks could be assigned to the Spanish shipyard.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Originally posted by whywhynot
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Two words, Persian Glass.
Wow your about the 10th person to say this....Do you really think if you nuke Iran the world will just shrug their shoulders and forget it? I really think if this happens you may as well build a wall around the USA because not one country will want to know you. Let alone what the Russians and Chinese would do.
Use nukes and you will be nuking yourselves.
It seems some of you really want it all to kick off. You forget that war is not fun it is bloody and horrid for everyone involved.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
reply to post by whywhynot
If you are suggesting nukes, the Russians will mistake the incoming nukes and nuke Washington dc cab you stop 20000 nukes coming your way at Mach 20? No one is going to nuke anyone, even If the USA lost a carrier.
Wasn't the point to attack Iran so they don't have nukes? And then you want to use nukes? How big of a hypocrit are you?