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#41 TonyE

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 1339 PM

2 HeliGavins on the hangar, plus the Gav!n mission module that integrated the Ontos/AmphiGavin with an JIDWSD (Joint Integrated Destructor of Wheeled Stryker Deathtraps!!!), and a UAV, of course.


The ship will also need grapeshot capable 106mm RCLs on sviwel mounts located on the bridgewings.....

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 1403 PM

New paint job on LCS-1.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 1710 PM

That will be excellent if they ever have to fight harbor pirates or riverine enemies in a megapolis.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 1730 PM

I dunno. I could see it blending in if there were a couple of Tsunami in the background.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 1945 PM

If you want to disappear in a Florida city harbor, paint it white, name it the Miss Behavin, and have some bikini babes catching rays on the foredeck.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 2114 PM

USN! USN! USN!

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 2120 PM

That will be excellent if they ever have to fight harbor pirates or riverine enemies in a megapolis.


The paint job is, IIRC, supposed to do two things:
  • make it harder to visually estimate the ship's speed and direction
  • hide the dirty exhaust plume that was always on the side of the ship
The first is more in line with the old 'dazzle' paint jog than the "you can't see me" way we think of most camouflage.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 2232 PM

If dazzle wasn't very successful in the age of visual rangefinding, how is it going to help in the age of radar?

It's like the navy sailors I see around here in their navy camo, WTF?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 2311 PM

If you want to disappear in a Florida city harbor, paint it white, name it the Miss Behavin, and have some bikini babes catching rays on the foredeck.


That's the intel section.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 0115 AM

If dazzle wasn't very successful in the age of visual rangefinding, how is it going to help in the age of radar?

It's like the navy sailors I see around here in their navy camo, WTF?


Image is everything.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 1107 AM

If dazzle wasn't very successful in the age of visual rangefinding, how is it going to help in the age of radar?

It's like the navy sailors I see around here in their navy camo, WTF?


Boghammer swarm?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 1248 PM

Hmm, true, if the opponents are relying upon Mk1 Eyball then dazzle/disruption camo would make sense.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 1255 PM

It's like the navy sailors I see around here in their navy camo, WTF?


There`s Army Strong and there`s Navy Cool..... ;)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 2117 PM

Is that like Daddy Cool in the Navy?

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 1801 PM

If you want to disappear in a Florida city harbor, paint it white, name it the Miss Behavin, and have some bikini babes catching rays on the foredeck.


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 0626 AM

The ship will also need grapeshot capable 106mm RCLs on sviwel mounts located on the bridgewings.....


Very efficient - how to destroy small boats and wipe out the bridge complement with one shot.... B)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 1729 PM

Given the amount of traditionalism in the Grate Sight, I'm surprised at the disparagement of the cammouflage concept :)

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 2026 PM

Nobody is against splinter or dazzle, it's just the pointlessness of applying it to the LCS which is best fitted with bloos and toos.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 2226 PM

Freedom departs for Singapore on 1 March:
http://www.military....html?ESRC=eb.nl

LCS Ready for First Overseas Deployment

"SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan -- The Navy’s USS Freedom will set sail for Singapore on March 1, the inaugural overseas trip for the beleaguered Littoral Combat Ship program.
"During its eight-month deployment, the Freedom will conduct maritime security operations as well as participate in international exhibitions and exercises, according to a Navy announcement last week."


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 2345 PM

It would be an awesome addition to the Marina Bay Sands Casino & Resort as a high security floating casino to sail to Phuket or Bali.They could even do an ABDA cruise, complete with torpedo drills and AA fire!




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