united states navy

  1. Grey Havoc

    Distant Thunder / NetSAT littoral water system (DARPA)

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b84Wzh-kH_s https://www.darpa.mil/attachments/TestimonyArchived(April%2020%201999).pdf
  2. Grey Havoc

    The smallest active duty vessel in the USN?

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a33766522/tiny-boat-smallest-ship-us-navy/ View: https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfuck/comments/ifa0ns/the_smallest_activeduty_vessel_mini_tug_of_the/
  3. AN/AWW-14(V)

    Cancelled AGM-65 Maverick projects

    The dual mode AGM-65D Maverick anti-radar guided missile Hughes Aircraft Corporation in the United States has built three unites of the Maverick anti-radar guided missile equipped with a dual mode passive radar/television target seeking head. It was designed especially to strike at radar...
  4. Dilandu

    How would earlier Soviet carriers affect USN developement?

    Let's assume that USSR started to experiment with carriers in late 1920s, with planned rebuild of the training ship "Okean" into the light/training carrier "Komsomolets". While slow and of limited usefulness (roughly the equivalent of USN's "Langley"), this ship still allowed Soviet Navy to gain...
  5. Grey Havoc

    Douglas Munro and the Battle of the Matanikau

  6. C

    FFG(X)

    Fincantieri win the USN competition for the new frigate, 7,400t ship, HED propulsion, 16/17 knots cruise, 6,000 nm range ship, the GD/Navantia F100/Hobart variant, the Austal Independence LCS variant and unknown Ingalls design, they never released any info, lost out. USN budgeting $1,281...
  7. sferrin

    ASTOR Mk45 nuclear torpedo.

  8. Grey Havoc

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

  9. 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/...
  10. 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. :(
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. sferrin

    Poseidon and Polaris SLBM

    11:20 is the best shot of Polaris from Observation Island I've ever seen.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
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