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Engine/Power problems for Freedom (LCS-1)

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posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: buntalanlucu

The hull is steel. The superstructure is aluminum.




posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 04:11 PM
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Funny,with all the advanced CAD we have, the equipment seems to have more issues than the slide rule guys had.



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 06:22 PM
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originally posted by: allenidaho
a reply to: buntalanlucu

The hull is steel. The superstructure is aluminum.


thanks for the info

sigh, i wish the US navy learned their own lesson that aluminium is a NO-NO in a ship fire condition..

and that lesson from british naval agression in argentine owned malvinas, the HMS Sheffield's aluminium hull damage..



posted on Aug, 3 2014 @ 06:24 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
Funny,with all the advanced CAD we have, the equipment seems to have more issues than the slide rule guys had.


it is not the computer design's fault , it is the human's fault in designing something so tight along the variables that the LCS cannot easily be modified because any kind of mod will incur weight addition that LCS can't take.

The old design philosopy seem to 'over-engineer' the ships so it can take additional mods/weights as the time goes by..

time to add more perry class




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