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2003-10-13 Terror Networks
Water Wars
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Posted by Super Hose 2003-10-13 4:38:52 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [322 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The Navy had an ideal platform for this type of mission. Bring back the hydro-foils. Fast, maneuverable and upgun them with some of the newer autocannon designs. The only thing is as I understand it they did not have long range and would require a support vessel. If either the USN, the RN or the Japanese start patroling the sea lanes aggresively this type of problem might just go away. Simply make it to costly for the pirates to do business.
Posted by Cheddarhead 2003-10-13 6:50:15 PM||   2003-10-13 6:50:15 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 a Clitoral Combat Boat?? That's the stupidest, yet strangely exciting, idea I've heard all day
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-13 7:50:31 PM||   2003-10-13 7:50:31 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 //////////// C O F F E E --- A L E R T ////////////
Posted by .com 2003-10-13 8:13:49 PM||   2003-10-13 8:13:49 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Chedderhead the PHM's were the hydrofoils. There are like eight of them in mothballs. They move really fast, for the Gulf the river boats as were seen in Apocolypse Now might work better. The Gulf is dead calm - one of the reasons that the Stark and Roberts didn't sink so river boats might work. I also imagine those little patrol boats probably had wood hulls - i.e. imperivious to magnetic mines.

The PHMs would be good for patrolling straights in various parts of the world. The are powered by gas turbines so they do suck gas.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-13 8:22:35 PM||   2003-10-13 8:22:35 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 WHatever happened to the PT boat of WW II?
Posted by Ptah  2003-10-13 9:43:44 PM|| [http://www.crusaderwarcollege.org]  2003-10-13 9:43:44 PM|| Front Page Top

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