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#61 Anixtu

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 0151 AM

I am genuinely curious, why is this? If it is a low Flashpoint, does that make it more flammable, and therefore more hazardous aboard a ship?



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That's exactly it. "Low flashpoint" has a flashpoint below 60°C and fuels intended for use at sea are generally "high flashpoint". Stowages for low flashpoint fuels normally have extra protective measures (for bulk tanks) or a quick dump system (for jerry cans). Usually only necessary to carry low flashpoint fuels for petrol (gasoline) outboards or motor vehicles.
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Posted 08 August 2019 - 1857 PM

Oh I know Ryan. Now tell me you are entirely ok with something the size of a A3D landing on a carrier today?
 
The reason why it was built is that atomic weapons were so damn big, it was about the only thing it could carry one any range. Technology moves on. So in time it will for the Hawkeye, and I warrant the only reason it has not is that the USN are not exactly flush with funds to develop a replacement. They want a on deck tanker, ASW aircraft and a LR strike aircraft. There is no money for those either.

And it's not even a Nimitz.  :P

 

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#63 Josh

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Posted 08 August 2019 - 1905 PM

They also recovered U-2s I believe as a test.


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 1955 PM


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Posted 08 August 2019 - 2153 PM

Some of the larger supertankers / ULCC, if they had similar amounts of deck overhang as a Nimitz, would be able to operate two C-130 abreast (one on runway, one in deck park area) with enough space for safety clearances.

Of course, you'd have a big, lumbering thing built to commercial specs with a top speed of only 16 knots if that's useful for anything...


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#66 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 0227 AM

 

Oh I know Ryan. Now tell me you are entirely ok with something the size of a A3D landing on a carrier today?
 
The reason why it was built is that atomic weapons were so damn big, it was about the only thing it could carry one any range. Technology moves on. So in time it will for the Hawkeye, and I warrant the only reason it has not is that the USN are not exactly flush with funds to develop a replacement. They want a on deck tanker, ASW aircraft and a LR strike aircraft. There is no money for those either.

And it's not even a Nimitz.  :P

 

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I know, but imagine doing that on a deck chocker with Tomcats and Vikings. Erm, not. :D


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 0503 AM

The Herc didn’t even need arrestor gear or the cat.
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#68 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 0525 AM

It slowed itself down by shunting F4's and A7's off the deck? :)

 

If you think that's good flying, watch this.


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 0705 AM

Reversible pitch props old chap.
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Posted 10 August 2019 - 1210 PM

Reversible pitch props old chap.

 

And a <100kt stall speed, chasing a carrier that does 30kt into the wind doesn't hurt, to put it mildly.


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Posted 10 August 2019 - 1212 PM

It slowed itself down by shunting F4's and A7's off the deck? :)

 

If you think that's good flying, watch this.

 

My favourite clip from DCS:

 


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#72 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 0130 AM

Yeah, I really must get the Viggen. Im spending all my time trying to figure out the Tomcat and the Mig21 though.

 

If you look there is a video of someone trying to fly a harrier through a road tunnel at about 40mph.


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#73 Chris Werb

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Posted 11 August 2019 - 0726 AM

The Viggen in DCS looks totally amazing.
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Posted 11 August 2019 - 0951 AM

The same people did the DCS Tomcat, and (before they split) the Mig21. They really push the boat out on whats possible.

 

 

I keep meaning to get it. I probably will if the next free map is North Cape as im hoping.


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