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Farrell
25th Feb 2015, 17:36
Iran blows up mock US aircraft carrier in the Gulf | GulfNews.com (http://gulfnews.com/news/region/iran/iran-blows-up-mock-us-aircraft-carrier-in-the-gulf-1.1462558)

Lon More
25th Feb 2015, 18:24
It'll never happen to the Andrew

RatherBeFlying
26th Feb 2015, 00:13
Speedboats = Phalanx Phodder:E

John Hill
26th Feb 2015, 01:00
Speedboats against aircraft carriers? Almost as daft as biplanes against battleships!:cool:

Fubaar
26th Feb 2015, 01:40
Like Taranto, John?

Or was it the demise of the Bismarck you were referring to?

Una Due Tfc
26th Feb 2015, 01:52
Wow, I completely forgot carriers park up within range of coastal speedboats when launching their fighters......oh wait.

They may as well have destroyed the dam thing with mortars

Fubaar
26th Feb 2015, 01:58
Whenever the USN puts a carrier group into the very restricted waters of the Arabian/Persian Gulf, UDT, they do exactly that.

reynoldsno1
26th Feb 2015, 02:01
Every single US carrier has at least one buddy who is not visible under normal operating conditions ...

eastern wiseguy
26th Feb 2015, 04:52
As mentioned above....Phalanx Phodder...


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They may well have an unseen friend......but this could cause them even more difficulties.

John Hill
26th Feb 2015, 05:05
Phalanx Phodder... maybe, Phalanx has not been without some difficulties.

IIRC that clip of the boat being shot was an accidental shooting was it not?

Whatever, I think it is BS that that was a Phalanx in action as the first few shots miss the boat.