Sunday, January 14, 2018
Dreadnought 2018 II.
NO option for sail and wind power however!
Conclusion! The big-gun, big-warship concept again.
Thanks again to Deviant Art for the image.
The "big ship" concept once more. A surface warship that can "dish it out" all the while absorbing a lot of damage but continuing to fight!
"dish it out - - to administer punishment, injury, abuse, etc. #punishment #abuse #pain #suffering #damage"
A variety of organic combat weapons systems the mission of which to include ship-to ship encounters, shore bombardment, anti-submarine warfare, air-defense.
AS WITH THE MODIFIED FOR MILITARY-PURPOSES SUPER-TANKER BUT SPECIFICALLY HERE AGAIN A HEAVILY MODIFIED MERCHANT VESSEL OF CONTAINER-CARRYING SIZE. IN ALL CASES USING OFF-THE-SHELF SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS!
Weaponry to include:
* 155 mm Archer artillery. Twelve guns total.
* HIMARS rocket artillery system. Twelve firing units total.
* Mark 41 Vertical Launch System [VLS]. Multiple units.
* Mark 32 torpedo launcher. Six launchers total.
Additionally: * Drones. * NO organic combat warplane capacity. * A platform however for the landing and take-off of rotary or tilt-rotor aircraft. * No organic troop complement [MEU], shore-landing or ground-assault not an option.
Also including: * Redundancy of control and propulsion systems. * Armor protection in critical areas. * An interior with a void-filling three-dimensional lattice-work to which are welded sealed and water-tight shipping containers providing for relative unsinkable invulnerability! [once more relative the key word within context]
A MODERN BATTLESHIP OF THIS TYPE FOR SEA-POWER, NAVAL SURFACE-WARFARE, SUPERIORITY/SUPREMACY IS A POSSIBLE AND NOW?
But can it fly?
I do not claim to be a naval architect, a naval expert or even a military expert. This is all just one man and his opinion! Comments anyone?