marcelo_malara wrote:Today´s warships are not prepared for war. I can´t imagine those rafts in one piece after receiving splinter damage in their canisters.
marcelo_malara wrote:Today´s warships are not prepared for war....
Legend wrote:I was just thinking the other day and am curious about current naval life preserver/raft tech. i know they don't have rigid hulls anymore and im woundering if the canisters under the SPY-1 in this picture are the answer to my question.
hammy wrote:I believe most warships nowadays also carry full Immersion suits for everyone , and a good quantity of spares .
marcelo_malara wrote:Hammy, I am in the process of reading Narvik by Dickens. I just can´t think of the containers surviving a battle like that one. Shells, AA cannon straffing, fire aboard, splinters of near shells. I am serious about the fact that whenever naval battles would be back, many things will change. The Malvinas/Falklands war´s lessons have not been properly understood. Ships like the Sheffield sunk by one missile that even failed to explode properly, or frigates damaged beyond repair by one bomb, all make me think that in a prolonged naval war that rate of attrition can not be sustained. So I believe that a different warship would be born of that, one closer to an old CL than to a modern destroyer, capable of sustaining some damage, with moderate armour at least.
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