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Originally posted by Gazrok
Right now, there are two other powers that pose any kind of (non-nuclear) realistic threat to a US Carrier Group....Russia, and China. That's really about it. Both have planes and missiles that could penetrate the defense net of a carrier group, just as we have the same that could penetrate theirs as well. (Both Russia and China have 1 in service).edit on 24-4-2013 by Gazrok because: (no reason given)
This week, the Pentagon tried something different. On Wednesday evening, it announced that it successfully launched a sea-based missile and shot down a crippled satellite gliding 150 miles overhead, in a $60 million effort to blast it out of the sky before it could tumble home and hurt someone. It's been a neat little feat on the part of the military planners — but that doesn't mean they're telling the whole truth about why they bothered in the first place. Read more: www.time.com...
Originally posted by RalagaNarHallas
reply to post by Jepic
yeah not to many nations have even close to parity with usa tech as most nations do not do what america does ie carrier fleets so they focus on missiles so parity would not happen even in your fantasy world at least not at this point in time maby in 100 years things will be diffrent but right now america and her allies own the oceans of the world
Originally posted by Gazrok
reply to post by RalagaNarHallas
I've always favored the idea of a stealth submersible aircraft carrier. Now THAT would be pretty damn effective. I mean, if we're talking theoretical. I used to sketch these back in 9th grade during my own little "take over the world" phase (something I assume the OP is going through?). I'm quite sure that little sketch book would get me a one way ticket to a padded room, so I keep that hidden, hehe...
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by EarthCitizen07
Yes, but two of the three mentioned are allies. I think he was going for countries we don't have the best relations with.vedit on 4/24/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Jepic
Don't ask me for my age since I never asked you for yours. Let's keep with the topic at hand.
Originally posted by intrptr
I'm going to plant a string of smart mines in its pathway, hide subs along shorelines to defeat sonar that can fire a spread of torpedoes each, launch supersonic sea skimming missiles from all points of the compass to arrive at the same time as the torpedoes and mines converge...
LST Large Slow Targets bobbing like a cork.
The carrier is useful at projecting power afar...
as long as nobody shoots back.