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  • phil.bolger
    ..by US Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos as expressed in just enough words, deeply integrated into the context of new USMC-doctrine ‘Expeditionary
    Message 1 of 8 , Jun 13, 2014
      ..by US Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos as expressed in just enough words, deeply integrated into the context of new USMC-doctrine ‘Expeditionary Force 21” and ‘the competition’.
      An odd sensation to know that a four-star knows our work, name, likely address...
      Here the fully accessible article: http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap

      And here General Amos in early February on video, particularly between 12:20 and 19:45, making references to a folding connector type...:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWy1LIYyjQ

      What this may all come to mean is uncertain.
      For the time being certainly an intriguing situation.
      This may be the high point.  Or it may become more serious yet...

      Susanne Altenburger, PB&F


      P.S.:  I should have used the philbolger@... address.
    • phil.bolger
      ...turns out the other address never got into the YAHOO-Groups universe at all... Onwards Susanne Altenburger, PB&F From: mailto:bolger@yahoogroups.com Sent:
      Message 2 of 8 , Jun 13, 2014
        ...turns out the other address never got into the YAHOO-Groups universe at all...
        Onwards

        Susanne Altenburger, PB&F
         
        Sent: Friday, June 13, 2014 8:28 PM
        Subject: [bolger] Posted from the correct e-mail address: A highly-placed perspective on LCU-F...
         
         

        ..by US Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos as expressed in just enough words, deeply integrated into the context of new USMC-doctrine ‘Expeditionary Force 21” and ‘the competition’.
        An odd sensation to know that a four-star knows our work, name, likely address...
        Here the fully accessible article: http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap

        And here General Amos in early February on video, particularly between 12:20 and 19:45, making references to a folding connector type...:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWy1LIYyjQ

        What this may all come to mean is uncertain.
        For the time being certainly an intriguing situation.
        This may be the high point.  Or it may become more serious yet...

        Susanne Altenburger, PB&F


        P.S.:  I should have used the philbolger@... address.
      • phil.bolger
        Well, a long day at the end of a long week...with even the links ‘thumb-fingered’. This should now be more convenient: Article:
        Message 3 of 8 , Jun 13, 2014
          Well, a long day at the end of a long week...with even the links ‘thumb-fingered’. 
          This should now be more convenient:

          Article:  http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap

          Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWy1LIYyjQ

          Susann Altenburger, PB&F

          Sent: Friday, June 13, 2014 8:30 PM
          Subject: Re: [bolger] Posted from the correct e-mail address: A highly-placed perspective on LCU-F...
           
           

          ...turns out the other address never got into the YAHOO-Groups universe at all...
          Onwards

          Susanne Altenburger, PB&F
           
          Sent: Friday, June 13, 2014 8:28 PM
          Subject: [bolger] Posted from the correct e-mail address: A highly-placed perspective on LCU-F...
           
           

          ..by US Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos as expressed in just enough words, deeply integrated into the context of new USMC-doctrine ‘Expeditionary Force 21” and ‘the competition’.
          An odd sensation to know that a four-star knows our work, name, likely address...
          Here the fully accessible article: http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap

          And here General Amos in early February on video, particularly between 12:20 and 19:45, making references to a folding connector type...:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWy1LIYyjQ

          What this may all come to mean is uncertain.
          For the time being certainly an intriguing situation.
          This may be the high point.  Or it may become more serious yet...

          Susanne Altenburger, PB&F


          P.S.:  I should have used the philbolger@... address.
        • c.ruzer
          Hi Susanne, the fifth para from end of that article linked below http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap reads:
          Message 4 of 8 , Jun 16, 2014

            Hi Susanne,


            the fifth para from end of that article linked below reads:


            "An alternative conceptual craft with its pedigree in the LCU-1610 class is the LCU (F). This design was described in Proceedings in the summer of 2013 (see “A Landing Craft for the 21st Century,” by Susanne Altenburger; Commander Michael Bosworth, U.S. Navy (Retired); and Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy, July 2013, pp. 60–64) and currently only exists in PowerPoint, but appears worthy of further examination. It promises to provide the higher speed, larger payload capacity, greater fuel efficiency, and better beach-landing ability needed to fulfill today’s amphibious-force requirements, yet the LCU (F) could be hydraulically folded in a “transformer-like” manner to fit neatly into the standard well-decks of major amphibious transport ships. In theory, conceptual connectors like this could also be flexible enough to aggregate via nonconventional means, similar to how we bring lighterage into theater via container ships today. Additionally, the LCU (F) is envisioned to carry up to 200 tons of personnel and equipment at a speed of almost 20 knots—an improvement of more than 20 tons and 10 knots when comparing it to the LCU-1610 class. "



            ---In bolger@yahoogroups.com, <philbolger@...> wrote :

            Well, a long day at the end of a long week...with even the links ‘thumb-fingered’. 
            This should now be more convenient:

            Article:  http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap


          • phil.bolger
            Good read, I’d say. General Amos does make reference there to this piece in last year’s July ‘13 issue of the PROCEEDINGS:
            Message 5 of 8 , Jun 16, 2014
              Good read, I’d say.
              General Amos does make reference there to this piece in last year’s July ‘13 issue of the PROCEEDINGS:
              http://hallman.nfshost.com/bolger/LCU-F.pdf

              Susanne
               
              Sent: Monday, June 16, 2014 7:34 AM
              Subject: Re: [bolger] Posted from the correct e-mail address: A highly-placed perspective on LCU-F...
               
               

              Hi Susanne,

               

              the fifth para from end of that article linked below reads:

               

              "An alternative conceptual craft with its pedigree in the LCU-1610 class is the LCU (F). This design was described in Proceedings in the summer of 2013 (see “A Landing Craft for the 21st Century,” by Susanne Altenburger; Commander Michael Bosworth, U.S. Navy (Retired); and Captain Michael Junge, U.S. Navy, July 2013, pp. 60–64) and currently only exists in PowerPoint, but appears worthy of further examination. It promises to provide the higher speed, larger payload capacity, greater fuel efficiency, and better beach-landing ability needed to fulfill today’s amphibious-force requirements, yet the LCU (F) could be hydraulically folded in a “transformer-like” manner to fit neatly into the standard well-decks of major amphibious transport ships. In theory, conceptual connectors like this could also be flexible enough to aggregate via nonconventional means, similar to how we bring lighterage into theater via container ships today. Additionally, the LCU (F) is envisioned to carry up to 200 tons of personnel and equipment at a speed of almost 20 knots—an improvement of more than 20 tons and 10 knots when comparing it to the LCU-1610 class. "



              ---In bolger@yahoogroups.com, <philbolger@...> wrote :

              Well, a long day at the end of a long week...with even the links ‘thumb-fingered’. 
              This should now be more convenient:

              Article:  http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap

               
            • BruceHallman
              Just in case everyone doesn t see the obvious here: The PB&F LCU (F) Landing Craft Utility - Fast (visualize a folding schooner on steroids) seems on the
              Message 6 of 8 , Jun 16, 2014
                Just in case everyone doesn't see the obvious here: 

                The PB&F  LCU (F)  "Landing Craft Utility - Fast" (visualize a folding schooner on steroids) seems on the verge of becoming a reality in the USA military.  I can only guess at the numbers involved, but a fleet of these might amount to a Billion dollars of Bolger boats or more?

                In short, this LCU-F Bolger boat is poised to become the largest physical manifestation of the PB&F opus by at least an order of magnitude.




                On Fri, Jun 13, 2014 at 5:28 PM, philbolger@... [bolger] <bolger@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
                 

                ..by US Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos as expressed in just enough words, deeply integrated into the context of new USMC-doctrine ‘Expeditionary Force 21” and ‘the competition’.
                An odd sensation to know that a four-star knows our work, name, likely address...
                Here the fully accessible article: http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2014-06/bridging-our-surface-connector-gap

                And here General Amos in early February on video, particularly between 12:20 and 19:45, making references to a folding connector type...:
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHWy1LIYyjQ

                What this may all come to mean is uncertain.
                For the time being certainly an intriguing situation.
                This may be the high point.  Or it may become more serious yet...

                Susanne Altenburger, PB&F


                P.S.:  I should have used the philbolger@... address.


              • c.ruzer
                The link to the 2009 power point presentation, active in 2011 (msg #66628), seems to be broken. I ve pasted back content to the LCU-F folder in Files here:
                Message 7 of 8 , Jun 17, 2014

                  The link to the 2009 power point presentation, active in 2011 (msg #66628), seems to be broken. I've pasted back content to the LCU-F folder in Files here:


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                • c.ruzer
                  Hi Bruce, a link to pic of M Bosworth s letter on your flickr photostream is still good :) P9060126
                  Message 8 of 8 , Jun 17, 2014

                    Hi Bruce, a link to pic of M Bosworth's letter on your flickr photostream is still good :) 


                    P9060126

                     

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