Is there a possibility for Amphibiosity in coversion?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke http://amphibiousnecessity.blogspot.com/2009/09/is-there-possibility-for-amphibiosity.html Concept A good fast containership hull would be an economical starting point for a new generation aircraft carrier. The hull of a containership is open and empty, so naval architects can fit in accommodation, fuel tanks, magazines and hangar decks, and on top of it all, the flight deck needed for an […]

The Bay Class….Brilliant Motherships? or just Logistics?

November 27, 2010

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RFA Mounts Bay Here are the vitals: Crew: 60 What they can Transport :   Troops – 356, materiel – 1,200 linear metres of vehicles; including up to 32 Challenger II MBTs & 32 Warrior IFVs, or 150 land rovers, or various other combinations   12 x 40 TEU or 24 x 24 TEU containers […]

Whatever Happened to the Type 45?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke http://amphibiousnecessity.blogspot.com/2009/06/whatever-happened-to-type-45.html Figure 1: HMS Daring Abstract This text is examining the appearance of the Type 45 Destroyers in the printed media, how various experts feel the program has been portrayed, and what could be done to improve the situation. It has discovered that there has been so small an amount of real […]

Principal Authors View: Was the Battle of Britain the Pivotal Battle off the 2nd World War?

November 27, 2010

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Author: Alexander Clarke http://thephoenixthinktank.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/principle-authors-view-was-the-battle-of-britain-the-pivotal-battle-off-the-2nd-world-war/ The Battle of Britain is imbedded in our history. It took place 70 years ago this year. The question is though, was it as important as it is often portrayed? This is and always will be an emotive issue, but when it is used as justification for the continuation of an […]