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Old 01-23-2011, 06:36 PM
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Here are some recent photos of the LCS-2 (to be named the USS Independence ).

Here she is at sea trials running at only HALF- power at 43 knots!
NOTE the absence of a bow wave.
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wonder how it will do in a strong head sea, or following sea.
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Also turns tightly. Allegedly this turn was also done at 43 knots...and from the look of the small bow wave, she's still in the turn. Note the absence of any sign of her 'heeling over' even at that speed.
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Note that there is very little spreading wake. In fact, it does not look like a wake at all, just foamy water from the water jets. Somehow, at 43 knots, you'd think there'd be more of a wake
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then there's the massive helo deck big enough for a CH-53. Last time I talked with the SURFPAC guys years ago THIS was the LCS they wanted because of the huge storage capacity under that flight deck and the size of the flight deck.
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She's aerodynamically designed and kind of strange looking.
Is this the beginning of a new design in ships?
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Here's some more pics of the U.S. Navy's new pirate catchers!
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Here's some more pics of the U.S. Navy's new pirate catchers!
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WOW! A couple of these should be able to clean up the pirates off the coasts of Africa .....
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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