- Nov 24, 2011
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I've have that thought as well. Much like how Long Beach and the Chicago Classes were slated to receive Polaris tubes, a modern ship could have the extra large VPTs for CPS, extra Tomahawks, or even a super-sized SM-3.These tubes probably be like the VPTs on the Virginias, meaning that you can design different canisters to hold different missiles. Basically think of it like an over size MK41 VLS tube, You can put two standards or four ESSMs, or a Tomahawk in on tube. Now make that bigger. These tubes could hold 3 CPS, 12 Tomahawks or 24 plus SM2/6s per tube depending on the mission load out needs. Or an utter fuck ton of ESSMs. So say 8 tubes? Well that easly 6 CPS(2) 24 tomahawks(2) and 96 Standards(4). Looking like the USN Kirov my friends.
That is a Fleixibility the Navy will love have just on its lonesome without the before mention.