Sunday, January 14, 2018
Dreadnought 2018 I.
YES, but can it fly?
Thanks to Deviant Art for the image and the original story courtesy the Wall Street Journal.
"A Floating Fortress Would Bolster America's Naval Power"
"Here's how to transform a supertanker into a highly armed, virtually unsinkable warship."
The Total Package! From the article as seen in the Wall Street Journal by William Lloyd Stearman. THE BIG SHIP CONCEPT!
A U.S. MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT SELF-CONTAINED WITH ALL THE SUFFICIENT FIRE-POWER NEEDED AND ALL IN ONE WARSHIP.
A Marine expeditionary unit usually defined as a regimental-sized combined-arms unit
An existing and already in the water supertanker heavily modified. * An expeditionary ship. * A complete Marine Expeditionary unit. * Capable of amphibious assault. * Relatively cheap.
* Displace 125,000 tons. * Measure 1,075 feet long. * Top speed - - 18 knots. * Four separate propulsion units. * Virtually unsinkable. [virtually as best that word understood within context]
Highly lethal. * Large-caliber guns. * Offensive and defensive missiles inside the hull. * Defensive missiles on the deck. [Phalanx too?]
Warplanes to include a variety of * Helicopters * Tilt-rotor aircraft * Fighters planes. * Drones. UAV.
THE TOTAL PACKAGE! BIG GUNS FOR SHORE BOMBARDMENT!
But can it fly?? More on this my thoughts to follow.