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  1. Moose

    Italian Navy DDX

    The Italian Navy is planning a pair of 10,000 ton Destroyers, known for the time being as DDX. https://www.defensenews.com/global/europe/2020/11/09/italy-plans-new-destroyers-for-2028-delivery/ These would be the largest surface combatants built in Western Europe since the 40s.
  2. super_cacti

    Boulton Paul Type A turret on the Hr.Ms. Flores

    Hello there. I have been looking into the Dutch Flores-class sloops for awhile now, and one thing is still very unclear to me. Many sources say that the Flores was fitted with two Boulton Paul Type A turrets (Taken from the Boulton Paul Defiant). Here is the only photo I could find that might...
  3. V

    RIM-101 ship-based tube-launched missile

    Does anyone have drawings or specs for the little known RIM-101 ship-launched missile? Andreas Parsch has info about the RIM-101 missile (http://designation-systems.net/dusrm/m-101.html), and you'll note that the RIM-101 was previously confused with the RIM-7 Sea Sparrow and AIM-101 designation...
  4. C

    Advanced Maritime Nuclear Propulsion Engines

    While virtually all maritime nuclear reactors (save the Soviet Alfas and Papas, which ran on lead-cooled fast reactors with a steam secondary circuit) were light water PWRs, other reactor designs have been prototyped which may be of use for maritime nuclear propulsion. Concepts include direct...