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HMAS Canberra complete!

By johnboy - 12 December 2012 24

HMAS Canberra!

The Navy has facebooked the last block being fitted onto the HMAS Canberra at Williamstown.

For anyone with an interest in Australia’s strategic independence it’s a big thing and a very great honour for this city that the first one is named after us.

Over the next 40 years it’s going to be doing a lot of work.

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davo101 11:53 am 13 Dec 12

johnboy said :

farnarkler said :

Sorry to burst your bubble Johnboy but a few Trident 2’s from HMS Vanguard, at a range of 4k miles, would turn your little minifleet into molten metal.

Well a few points there:…….

I see the need for a RiotAct Harpoon event sometime in the future…..

Deref 9:05 am 13 Dec 12

drfelonious said :

A marker of just how interested Australians are in strategic independence can be found in the top left corner of our flag.

Rubbish.

Now if it was the Stars and Stripes…

johnboy 8:55 am 13 Dec 12

farnarkler said :

Sorry to burst your bubble Johnboy but a few Trident 2’s from HMS Vanguard, at a range of 4k miles, would turn your little minifleet into molten metal.

Well a few points there:

1) nuclear war with the United Kingdom is a little outside the scope of most planning.

2) Any nuclear strike against our fleet we would expect our american allies to retaliate overwhelmingly on our behalf

3) HMS Vanguard would need to know quite precisely the position of our fleet from 4,000 miles away which is not trivial when ours would be motoring hard and zig zagging, ideally having moved some distance in an unpredictable direction while the birds were in flight.

4) In theory the AWD (Let’s call her HMAS Hobart) is capable of intercepting incoming ballistic missiles.

LSWCHP 10:18 pm 12 Dec 12

chewy14 said :

LSWCHP said :

chewy14 said :

Cool

We have our own aircraft carrier now.

Well, no. She actually has the ungainly title of Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD). She’s designed to carry choppers, armour and infantry to perform land based power projection, rather than providing air power projection like a carrier. I believe the original idea comes from the US Iwo Jima class amphibious assault ships built for the Marines.

On the other other hand, i suppose there’s the possibility of bunging a few JSF on her at some stage, if they ever make the scene.

Look, what you say may be completely “factually” correct and 100% “accurate” ,but I’m going to ignore it;

’cause now we got a muthaf**king aircraft carrier bitchez!!!

Orrite, I give in. She’s an aircraft carrier. 🙂

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