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http://www.usingenglish.com/weblog/archives/000121.html


Thanks for the link Richard, I love that Tiger STOVL conversion with P.1154 Harrier. BTW, are that profiles draw with Photoshop only?
 

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CMN Combattante IV-NG. A 56m FAC(M) offered to Qatar - but beaten by the VT design in that case. From drawings in "Navy International", Sept/Oct 1992.

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Another design offered by CMN in the early 1990s - a 72m semi-planing monohull with a flight deck (but no hangar), Crotale-NG, Exocet and 76mm.

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The last of the CMN designs - an SES with 76mm, Exocet, Sadral SAM and a collapsible hangar.

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The Mobile Continuity Force (MCF), proposed by James T Sollers in the July 1984 edition of the USNI Proceedings. This concepts was that several large ships carrying tools, seeds, libraries etc would hide in the Southern polar oceans. Should a nuclear war then occur, they could return to the US to help rebuild.

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I haven’t been able to find any online links to the BMT/UCL mother-daughter littoral warfare combinations. Any chance Richard you could post some more information, perhaps in the unbuilt Naval projects thread?
 

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Does anyone could provide me with profile nad datasheets of Combattante V FAC design being offered to Hellenic Navy in the late '90s?
 

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The Mobile Continuity Force (MCF), proposed by James T Sollers in the July 1984 edition of the USNI Proceedings. This concepts was that several large ships carrying tools, seeds, libraries etc would hide in the Southern polar oceans. Should a nuclear war then occur, they could return to the US to help rebuild.

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Please excuse my ignorance, but was this Mobile Continuity Force (MCF) a serious study or fictional?

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Please excuse my ignorance, but was this Mobile Continuity Force (MCF) a serious study or fictional?
In short, neither. It was a serious, but lightweight, proposal made in the Proceedings of the United States Naval Institude by a retired ship designer. Weirdly enough, a substantial proportion of the article is available at Atomic Rockets:

It's an interesting approach to survivable civil defence preparations. And a lot of the MCF capabilities would be very relevant to the modern HADR mission often carried out by navies after natural disasters.
 

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It sounds like a terrible idea to a layman like myself. These ships would be targets for enemy forces, and the aid they could bring ashore would be a drop in the bucket compared to what could be dispersed in shelters and scavenged from the wreckage. They may prove useful nuclei around which a proper recovery can be organized, but I have trouble seeing how much good they could do vs land based installations and organizations in conjunction with fallout shelters.

A more thorough analysis may of course generate more robust conclusions.
 

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