Short of the nuke the same could be said of any weapon. Guess we don't need any of them yet.Avimimus said:Well at least fielding such a weapon sooner wouldn't have made a difference.
After-all, there wasn't a China-U.S.A. war in 2015 where a technical edge would matter... so it is easy to conclude that such a weapon both wasn't needed and its absence wasn't a critical failure in deterrence.
Wow, that's one hell of a big turret. It looks like those crazy nazi guns, Doras. Or maybe the perspective is just wrong.kcran567 said:http://www.businessinsider.com/china-testing-railgun-us-navy-2018-2
well yeah, you're not wrong. Compared to what was installed there before.. it's ginormousArchibald said:
Assuming it's a test setup I doubt that will be an issue. (They're not likely to be looking to test in poor weather.) And it can't be any worse than this :Jeb said:I wonder how that big-ass turret is going to affect ship motion in heavy seas?
All of the complaints about the turret size and placement strike me as sour grape complaints. It is a weapons test and the Chinese picked whatever hull they thought best for the situation. Unless there is a failure, we have no reason to suspect the Chinese naval engineers to be anything other than reasonably competent.Jeb said:I wonder how that big-ass turret is going to affect ship motion in heavy seas?