F-35C wasted deck space?

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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 09:42

This seems to be wasted deck space.
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 10:08

:devil: Seriously :roll: LSOs are a WASTE of SPACE :doh: :twisted: but funnily prolly 'stuff' will fill that 'space' eventually. F-35Cs???

Interesting deck use comparo (do not know accuracy of placement of aircraft) scale is probably wonky also but whatever: https://static.businessinsider.com/imag ... /image.jpg "NIMITZ class lower compared to FORD 'upper class'"
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http://nns.huntingtoningalls.com/wp-con ... -cvn78.png NOT part of the flight deck at all.
:devil: [highlighted above for the sake of clarity] :doh:
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 13:40

Yeah spaz you probably right, with heads like that, it is a wonder how they manage to pass through the door ways below! :devil:

It just seems like wasted space by not squaring it off, unless they also need a tanning section on long cruises....! :D
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 13:50

gergf-14 wrote:Yeah spaz you probably right, with heads like that, it is a wonder how they manage to pass through the door ways below! :devil:

It just seems like wasted space by not squaring it off, unless they also need a tanning section on long cruises....! :D


Using that same section for tanning wouldn't be a bad idea at all, unless you're cruising around the North Atlantic or Artic circle...
However as you can easily see, that same section is used to install SAM launchers (you know, those things that shoot missiles against incoming hostile aircraft and/or missiles :devil: ) and the "empty" space around the SAM launcher is probably there for expandability reasons (to install a second SAM launcher, a gun system, a new fire control radar, a tanning section, etc...) or it can simply be used to store SAM missile reloads (in order to quickly reload that SAM launcher) :wink:
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 14:53

There was a video posted in another thread of a Navy officer discussing the development of the Ford class, and in it, he said that the missing piece of the deck was deliberate. Essentially, one group of operators demanded the gap be their so that another group of operators wouldn’t be tempted to park an aircraft there. Something about being dangerous for landing aircraft in certain circumstances. According to him, the box there is a plasma waste disposal unit.
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 15:30

:devil: [DID I FORGET THE <SARC> TAG?!] 3 times wasted space - what are they thinking - bits of deck missing everywhere: https://news.usni.org/wp-content/upload ... 5491-1.jpg Japanese Helo Carrier is ISE.
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 18:56

They've got to make room for the LSO and ESSM/SeaRAM/CIWS defensive systems, somewhere. Wasted isn't a very good adjective.
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 21:53

gergf-14 wrote:Yeah spaz you probably right, with heads like that, it is a wonder how they manage to pass through the door ways below! :devil:

It just seems like wasted space by not squaring it off, unless they also need a tanning section on long cruises....! :D

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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 22:19

Why was the F-35 specifically mentioned in the subject ("F-35C wasted deck space") ? Or is this just another trolling attempt?
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 22:28

:devil: :drool: Xackerly - how was the F-35C relevant and hence my first line first post TRIPLE QUESTION MARKs. :doh: :mrgreen:
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 22:28

botsing wrote:Why was the F-35 specifically mentioned in the subject ("F-35C wasted deck space") ? Or is this just another trolling attempt?


YES, OF COURSE!, infantile at that!
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Unread post12 Nov 2017, 23:42

gergf-14 wrote:This seems to be wasted deck space.


Another crock o' crap.

It's not deck space; it's space below the flight deck.

Are you a troll or an idiot?
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Unread post13 Nov 2017, 00:20

I pick both and the game is 'whereis the F-35C?' - it is stealthily invisible.
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Unread post13 Nov 2017, 01:01

Wow, US Carriers groups.

To me, it's the most badass and imposing thing in the world.
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Unread post13 Nov 2017, 01:10

<sarc ON> :devil: Is this song about EngineFreakinEars? :devil: <sarc STILL ON>

<SARC OFF> :devil:
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