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    Douglas Model 2007 COD transport

    The book American Secret Projects: US Airlifters Since 1962 describes in detail the Model 2007 carrier on-board delivery aircraft project, which was basically a scaled-down Model 1906A with a swing-tail loading arrangement. Two versions of the Model 2007 were envisaged, the four-engine Model...
  2. SSgtC

    Cold Warriors: The Essex Class in the Cold War

    Author's Note: This is a timeline that I've been working on that explores a different Cold War where the United States Navy is forced to maintain a larger carrier fleet, one that the Essex class continues to play a large role in. The first few posts won't focus on the class themselves, but are...
  3. TinWing

    Cancelled 1950s Aluminum Hull USN Ocean Minesweeper?

    There is a reference in Norman Friedman's "U.S. Amphibious Ships" to a canceled 225 ft. ocean minesweeper that was related to the singleton unit USS Carronade in terms of hull form. Aluminum hull construction would have made a great deal of sense as it was very obviously amagnetic and less...
  4. XP67_Moonbat

    Arleigh Burke Class Sets A Record

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091231/ap_on_bi_ge/us_warship_record I should know, I saw enough of 'em while I was stationed in Norfolk. Moonbat
  5. Triton

    US Navy Mine Sweeper Hunter (MSH) Surface Effect Ship (SES)

    From DefenseImagery.mil, an artist's concept of the Bell Aerospace Textron Mine Sweeper Hunter (MSH). In Fiscal Year 1984, the US Navy embarked upon a program to construct 17 minesweeper hunters of some 470 tons displacement that utilized surface-effect-ship and glass-reinforced plastic hull...
  6. Triton

    US Navy Heavy Air Lift Seabasing Ship (HALSS)

    Bare Hull Resistance Experiments and LDV Wake Surveys for a Trimaran Concept of a Heavy Air Lift Seabasing Ship (HALSS) Represented by Model 5651 by Daniel J Lyons and Christopher J Chesnakas, Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Divison Bethesda MD (Sep 2007) Abstract...
  7. JFC Fuller

    Worcester class with triple turrets.

    The Worcester class were laid down for the USN at the very end of WW2 and ultimately only two entered service. Conceptually they were very similar the 6 inch cruisers being considered for the RN at the time in that they carried rapid firing DP guns. The ships had a rather awkward layout of 6...
  8. TinWing

    IKL/HDW Type 2000 Submarine

    It appears that the "Type 2000" submarine was first proposed to the USN during the Ford Administration when there was a degree of interest in conventionally powered patrol subs for the mid-Atlantic ASW mission. Nearly a decade later, the design was offered to Australia, where it was apparently...
  9. RyanC

    The Other USS United States (CVN 75)

    As you might not know, CVN-75 was laid down as USS UNITED STATES; but her name was changed to USS HARRY S TRUMAN before christening and then commissioning.
  10. TinWing

    1981 "RCA Study" Frigate and Destroyer arrangements?

    Image found at the Shipbucket and Shipmodeler forums: Does anyone have any additional details or specifications?
  11. Triton

    US Navy Power Augmented Ram Landing Craft (PARLC)

    The Power Augmented Ram Landing Craft (PARLC) was a landing craft concept combining surface effect ship and power-augmented-ram technology into one vehicle. First proposed in FY 1979 at the David L Taylor Ship Research and Development Center, the landing craft was projected to carry 120 tons of...
  12. Abraham Gubler

    Project Deep Ops

    An interesting way of achieving this capability: http://oai.dtic.mil/oai/oai?verb=getRecord&metadataPrefix=html&identifier=AD0754396 Abstract : Two species of whales, killer whales (Orcinus orca) and pilot whales (Globicephala scammoni), were conditioned to locate and mark for recovery...
  13. Triton

    CVB-59 concepts

    Artist impression of CVB-59, later USS Forrestal (CVA-59), in 1951. Edit: The ship that was to become USS Forrestal was ordered as CVB-59.
  14. Triton

    South Dakota Class Battleship (BB-49 through BB-54)

    Six South Dakota (BB-49) class battleships were authorized in 1918-19 to be built to an enlarged Colorado (BB-45) class design. Five ships were laid down in 1920 and the sixth in 1921. All work was suspended on 8 February 1922, when they were between 11% and 38% completed, in accordance with...
  15. Triton

    Litton/Ingalls DDM (Destroyer, Missiles) 1980

    Litton Industries (Ingalls Shipbuilding) produced a privately-funded design alternative for the DDX that it called DDM (Destroyer, Missiles) in 1980. Link to US Destroyers: An Illustrated Design History by Norman Friedman...
  16. Triton

    US Navy Corsair "pocket" carrier

    Have any designs emerged for the US Navy's 6000 ton Corsair "pocket" carrier? http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/corsair.htm http://www.marinetalk.com/articles-marine-companies/art/In-the-Navy-Size-Does-Matter-xxx00092819OT.html Will the ship likely resemble the UXV surface...
  17. Aeroengineer1

    NR1 Replacement Study

    http://www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1395/MR1395.appb.pdf I just came across this study on what appears to be a handful of concepts that were looked at to replace the NR1. To my knowledge, none of these have been pursued. Adam
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    Project America ships

    Link: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/project-america.htm Interesting idea. Started off as cruise ships, and morphed into naval command ships.
  19. Triton

    Regional Deterrence Ship

    I found a report and some artwork of the Team 1992 of the Naval Postgraduate School - Total Ship Systems Engineering on how an affordable future frigate for the US Navy might look like. They named the ship the Regional Deterence Ship (RDS). Web link to a paper written by Team 1992 of the Naval...
  20. flateric

    Blue Team DD(X)

    BTW, do you have any more Blue Team DD(X) images (General Dynamics/Bath Iron Works /Lockheed Martin Corporation)?
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