Saturday, 16 March 2019

Navy builds a Star Destroyer for future gun fights (26 Photos)

Why did the Navy build a “Star Destroyer” looking ship?
The 3 pronged ships are specifically designed for “Littoral combat”.
Meaning, they can operate in SHALLOW waters.
Its unique design spreads out the ship’s mass by displacing water at three points.
In turn, they can enter waters that larger aircraft carriers are to large for…providing a closer platform for ground troops to get supplies.

The Littoral Combat Ships can also provide firepower from the 55mm “Mk 110” gun up front.
Its rear helicopter deck can carrier the MH-60R/S Seahawk helicopter. This gives troops quick dust-off capabilities for injured troops…and Hellfire missile firepower for hitting targets with a little “payback”.

LCS ships can obviously travel open Oceans…
..but I’ve heard that rough waters = big time sea sickness.
As in, Sailors want to get from A to B quickly.

The good part is, they can move at top speed of around 50mph.
The Independence variant littoral combat ships USS Tulsa (LCS 16), left, USS Manchester (LCS 14), center, and USS Independence (LCS 2), right, sail in formation in the eastern Pacific.

These 007 Bond villain meets “Star Destroyer” looking weapons are already being deployed around the world.
They haven’t gained the hearts of many Marines just yet but that’s common for any new weapon.
This is the beginning story of the futuristic looking Littoral Combat Ships.

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