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Offline sferrin

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Several Arsenal ship concepts
« on: August 31, 2006, 11:44:38 am »
The Ohio SSGNs are pretty much taking up this role (minus the SAMs)
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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 07:06:00 am »
I saw a concept of the Arsenal ship with  a bow similar to an early XX century battleship. I look if I find it.

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006, 09:10:42 pm »
Some of those low-freeboard versions of the Arsenal Ship remind me a lot of the ironclads from the US Civil War! If I remember right, some of the designs had a variable freeboard where ballast tanks could raise or lower the ship's profile in the water to present less of a target when in the combat zone.

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2006, 12:52:42 pm »
Arsenal Ship: La Nave in Rete by Andrea Prati. Italian magazine Panorama Difesa. Ottobre 1996

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006, 08:35:56 am »
Arsenal Ship: La Nave in Rete by Andrea Prati. Italian magazine Panorama Difesa. Ottobre 1996

I realy like the "bottle shaped" deck plan, so obviously influenced by the Iowa class battleships.  Oddly enough, the AOE-type Sacramento class replenishment ships also had a hull form similar to the Iowas - and the first two units each had half the machinery from the cancelled USS Kentucky.

I do have to wonder if this sort of complex design would conform with modern shipbuilding practices?  Is this an actual proposal?  Of course, some of the details, such as the bridge design, do conform to later designs such as the current Lockheed LCS?

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2006, 08:07:05 am »
Here is a more utilitarian concept from 1999:

http://www.memach.com/nuhm/arsenal.htm

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2006, 04:27:38 am »
Another concept from Panorama Difesa magazine

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2006, 07:13:22 am »
This is the concept I remembered

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2006, 12:51:20 pm »
TinWing that rendering is the Bath Iron Works concept

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2006, 12:55:08 pm »
Sea lance concept - missile barge

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2006, 05:26:54 pm »
Does anyone know what the box launcher-like objects visible in replies 3&4 are?

Also, any ideas on dimensions?

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2006, 11:52:44 pm »
Boxes could be for GMLRS - and ATACMs SSM. Lockheed Martin is developing POLAR- MLRS which is vertical lunch which would not require launch boxes as shown.

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2006, 01:40:16 am »
Add a smokestack and the stars n' bars to the flag pole and most of these arsenal ships would have a stunning resemblance to a Confederate ironclad like the Albemarle.
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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2006, 12:39:08 pm »
Does anyone know what the box launcher-like objects visible in replies 3&4 are?

I believe they were RAM launchers that could retract into the hull for stealth.

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Re: Several Arsenal ship concepts
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2006, 02:28:04 am »
The box-launchers are too large to be RAM - they are GMLRS.

Funny thing is that the German Navy is planning to fit a navilised MLRS to its' next class of frigate.

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