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Re: OMG The mythical Low Mix Amphibious Assault Unit Connector!

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  • c.ruzer
    Another part of the programme carrying carriers away? What s a Ghost ship got under the shroud? The US Navy wants something between airlifting and traditional
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 1, 2011
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      Another part of the programme carrying carriers away?

      What's a Ghost ship got under the shroud?

      "The US Navy wants something between airlifting and traditional sealifts. Airlift is very fast but very expensive ... with very small amounts of equipment moved at a time. Sealifts are much cheaper but extremely slow.

      ...military bureaucracies tended to be very conservative when it came to purchasing new equipment, especially if it involved "exotic technology".

      ..."Although I understand the Russians have been working on supercavitation for some time, this is still fairly immature technology," Mr Roggeveen said.

      ...a high-speed stealth "attack helicopter on the water" that could revolutionise navies and the shipping industry."

      Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/meet-the-ghost--the-stealth-ship-radar-cant-see-20110831-1jldi.html#ixzz1Wbx0IWTP

      http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/meet-the-ghost--the-stealth-ship-radar-cant-see-20110831-1jldi.html

      All interesting...

      I'd like to know about that immersed part of the supercavitating hull shape. No mention of rocket exhaust, etc, introduced at the bow... Is it then developed from that Russian derived deep narrow triangular prism wedgy shaped thingo under that super smooth riding high speed outboard powered runabout marketed a couple years ago by some importer? That bottom looked mean, sharp edged, flat tipped, like some cut gemstone facet, sorta, and incredibly deep for the speed if not for the smoothness claimed.
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