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Old 11-20-2007, 10:06 AM
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Could drive right underneath it, when that thing is packin all that air!
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Buddy of mine from High school, who was stationed on a nuclear Carrier said it was actually in the mid to high 50s

They are fast, not that fast, but fast. Subs are fast too, obviously classified as well. Best thing about them is Nuclear power will run all day and night at WOT for years, carriers are slowed down by their escorts and having to bring on jet fuel. Each Nimitz Classs carrier 2 BIG reactors, The USS Enterprise 8 smaller reactors, each sub 1 Pretty big reactor. Having been the Engineer on a LA Class sub the technology is really neat. Love power boats as well (no Baja bashing please) but the design and the safety of our Navy's Nuclear Propulsion plants is amazing.
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I remember my uncle telling me a story from when he was in the Navy. There were 3 ships in their group; 1 carrier and 2 support ships (not sure of their class). He said if they all lined up and "pinned the throttles" at the same time, the carrier would just blow them away.
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Old 11-20-2007, 01:34 PM
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I would like to see the wave from a carrier at 45 knots
Yea, then we could video us jumping the wake and everybody telling us how unsafe we are
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here is another stealth project: 50kts +





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They are fast, not that fast, but fast. Subs are fast too, obviously classified as well. Best thing about them is Nuclear power will run all day and night at WOT for years, carriers are slowed down by their escorts and having to bring on jet fuel. Each Nimitz Classs carrier 2 BIG reactors, The USS Enterprise 8 smaller reactors, each sub 1 Pretty big reactor. Having been the Engineer on a LA Class sub the technology is really neat. Love power boats as well (no Baja bashing please) but the design and the safety of our Navy's Nuclear Propulsion plants is amazing.
Still, One of the things that makes me very proud to be an American.
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Does it have a Beak?
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reggie will some how claim he built it
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the day after 9-11 a friend of mine was on an aircraft carrier off the west coast and they unloaded all the aircraft and sent them across the us and the ship now empty had to sail all the way around the bottom of south america because it will not fit through the panama canal. he said the carrier went 68 most of the way. cannot remember if it was mph or knots. I will ask next time I talk to him.
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