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originally posted by: JIMC5499
a reply to: dragonridr
While you are correct about a carrier being able to take a lot of damage, it doesn't take much to do a "soft kill" on a carrier. A "soft kill" is where damage prevents the target from being able to carry out it's mission. Damage to the flight deck, the catapults or arresting gear won't sink a carrier, but it will prevent it from carrying out it's mission.
originally posted by: Soloprotocol
All well and good if the enemy is aiming a hundred yards off the starboard side with a 40,000lb shell.
Nowadays they have missiles that don't miss. Maybe they are hoping to get into a second world war launching shells type of conflict.
A pretty show though.