united states navy

  1. sferrin

    ASTOR Mk45 nuclear torpedo.

  2. Grey Havoc

    Non-carrier uses of Essex class carriers in their later years

  3. Grey Havoc

    WWII USN Torpedo Scandal

    https://www.wearethemighty.com/history/ww2-navy-torpedo-problems-mk14?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3 https://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/torpedo-scandal-rear-adm-charles-lockwood-the-mark-14-and-the-bureau-of-ordnance/...
  4. Grey Havoc

    Kirk Douglas passes away at the age of 103

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kirk-douglas-dies-spartacus-670526 A life well lived. Rest In Peace. :(
  5. Grey Havoc

    Medium Unmanned Surface Vehicle (MUSV), U.S. Navy

    https://news.usni.org/2019/07/03/report-to-congress-on-navy-large-unmanned-surface-and-undersea-vehicles-2
  6. Avimimus

    Kaiser Wilhelm II's Homunculus (and torpedo battleships generally)

    "Next in the starry procession came the officers, at their head the Generals and Admirals, all with the watchword: Obedience. The Emperor devises an ideal battleship, impregnably iron-clad, rapid, and armed with torpedo-tubes, which would take the place of the torpedo-boats.... The construction...
  7. Grey Havoc

    USN 'Ghost Fleet' Large Unmanned Surface Vessel (LUSV)

    First directly mentioned on SPF back in 2017: Most recent development: https://news.usni.org/2019/03/13/navy-wants-ten-ship-3b-unmanned-experimental-ghost-fleet Likely related in some way to the CARACaS program.
  8. C

    "Ultimate battleship" designs

    Hello all, I'm searching infos regarding real (albeit conceptual only) battleship projects distinguishing themselves for extraordinary caliber of main guns and/or number of main guns and displacement. I'm aware of the following, some yet briefly discussed in other topics: -Tillman maximum...
  9. C

    Grumman / Shin Meiwa ASR-544-4

    Something different for today ... a collaborative project between Grumman and Shin Meiwa in Japan. Note wing engines can tilt up a few degrees (it's described on another page). Also, there is heavy reliance on active boundary layer control via twin turbines behind the rear pressure bulkhead...
  10. S

    Sea Dragon anti-ship missile

    Of particular concern is information related to the Sea Dragon anti-ship missile program, a project of the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office that was being developed by submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat...
  11. S

    Navy Unveils 3D-Printed SEAL Sub

    ;D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKP7eEJxwb8 Navy Unveils 3D-Printed SEAL Sub Jul 24, 2017 The U.S. Navy recently unveiled the military's first 3D-printed submarine hull. Printed on the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) machine at Oak Ridge National Laboratory's (ORNL) Manufacturing...
  12. overscan (PaulMM)

    McDonnell-Douglas F-15N "Sea Eagle"

    To counteract some bad/incomplete information on the F-15N "Sea Eagle" on the internet, here's a really good account from Dennis R. Jenkin's fine Aerofax on the F-15.
  13. D

    Pre-Enterprise Nuclear Powered Warships?

    The first commercial nuclear reactor in the United States, Shippingport, was derived from a reactor originally designed for a cancelled nuclear powered aircraft carrier. I haven't been able to find any information on this aircraft carrier, and I don't think the Shippingport reactor is related to...
  14. sferrin

    Zumwalt Destroyers

    In the meantime we kill the Zumwalts and their cruiser derivative. Brilliant. Who wants to bet that 10 years down the road they change their minds, reach to the Zumwalt hull (because it's the only one remotely close) and then complain that they cost so much?
  15. Bill S

    ID Request

    I found both of these in the VAHF archives. There are no markings on the photos, nor supporting documentation. Any ideas on the who or what would be appreciated.
  16. C

    Pacific Jet Painting - US Navy P-59?

    From "Esquire magazine" March 1945,pag 91.
  17. XP67_Moonbat

    Unknown Polaris Missile Variant

    I was just curious as to what version of Polaris this is. Both articles featuring these pics say they're early Polaris tests. But I've never seen a Polaris like that before. http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/nukevault/ebb275/ http://lewis.armscontrolwonk.com/archive/7631/dprk-slbm-test
  18. covert_shores

    Really old secret projects (1800s and earlier)

    Thinking that we need a thread for all old (pre-1880s?) projects. Came across HMS Duke of Kent design for a four-deck ship of the line on Reddit. c1809. Never built. Original source http://collections.rmg.co.uk/
  19. Triton

    Navy Conducting Alternative Carrier Study

    "Navy Conducting Alternative Carrier Study" by Sam LaGrone March 23, 2015 10:09 AM Source: http://news.usni.org/2015/03/23/navy-conducting-alternative-carrier-study
  20. Triton

    Textron Starts Work on Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) hovercraft

    "Textron Starts Work on New Navy Hovercraft" By: Sam LaGrone Published: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM • Updated: November 18, 2014 7:58 AM Source: http://news.usni.org/2014/11/18/textron-starts-work-new-navy-hovercraft
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