"I live vicariously through myself."
Your post made me think of the A-7 TFR patch that was around in the '70's. Nobody I know of ever trusted the supposed terrain following capabilities of the radar in the A-7.As an A-6 guy, I always likened it to flying a low level through the mountains at night, and turning off the radar, relying only on clock and chart and INS, no thanks
I'm guessing it's a bit closer to flying well above MOSA without the radar, relying on the clock, etc.As an A-6 guy, I always likened it to flying a low level through the mountains at night, and turning off the radar, relying only on clock and chart and INS, no thanks
Probably depends on where they are, what they're doing and accuracy of their charts/bathymetry.I'm guessing it's a bit closer to flying well above MOSA without the radar, relying on the clock, etc.
Probably had to do with it being political, irrelevant to the thread, unfunny or all of the above.FrankTheTank said:My joke was deleted by a mod! It was a joke! Who deleted it and message me, pussy!
The thing I didn't know is that the dry dock that did the temporary repairs to the USS San Francisco many years ago when she hit the underwater seamount is no longer in Guam, that makes temporary repairs a bit more challenging.
Good article in Forbes discusses this. One of the things about Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor was that they did not come back for a third wave and destroy as much of the base infrastructure as possible- in this case, it appears we got rid of the support facilities ourselves.
Hurt USS Connecticut Highlights Ship Repair Shortfalls At Key Guam Base
With no dry docks available, the damage assessment and—if needed—stabilization of the damaged super-sub USS Connecticut will be a challenge.www.forbes.com
I recently read Making a Submarine Officer and it's centered around the USS San Francisco and when it got homeported to Guam. Obviously it was set some time ago (early 2000s) but Guam and its capabilities are not painted in a great light...I might disagree as Guam is likely going to be one of the first places struck if we get in a shooting war in East Asia.