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Old 01-23-2011, 07:05 PM
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Here's some more pics of the U.S. Navy's new pirate catchers!
Hot damn its a cat!
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:07 PM
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WOW!
This is the U.S.S. Independence (LCS-2)
It is a Triple Hulled, Weapon-Laden Monster.
Here she is under construction....
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:09 PM
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There have been rumors about the U.S. Navy's speedy new triple hulled ships, but now they're for real.
The U.S.S Independence was built by General Dynamics. It's called a "littoral combat ship" (LCS), and the tri-maran can move its weapons around faster than any other ship in the Navy. (Ironic that with all that high tech, the ship reminds me of the Merrimac ironclad from Civil War days).
'Littoral' means close-to-shore, and that's where these very ships will operate. They're tailor-made for launching helicopters and lightly-armored vehicles, sweeping mines and firing all manner of torpedoes, missiles and machine guns.
These ships are also relatively inexpensive. This one is a bargain at $208 million, and the Navy plans to build 55 of them.
This tri-maran is the first of a new fire breathing breed, ready to scoot out of dry dock at a rumored 60 knots top speed.. It's like a speedy and heavily armed aircraft carrier for helicopters.
Pirates Beware!!!
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:38 AM
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Wink New version of pretty old principles

Kinda reminds me of a three point hydro, they don't make any real wakes at speed and yes they turn pretty quick too! What's new is always somewhat whats old, don't you think?

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