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Zumwalt - Type 45 in Disguise?

Old 22nd Nov 2016, 10:44
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Zumwalt - Type 45 in Disguise?


Zumwalt Breaks Down, Gets Tow in Panama Canal


The US 3rd Fleet in San Diego was able to provide only a few details late Monday evening, but early reports indicated the problems stemmed from an issue with heat exchangers in the ship’s integrated power plant, which provides electrical power to both the propulsion plant and sensors, weapons and ship’s services.
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Old 22nd Nov 2016, 19:04
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I suspect that the MPA (Main Propulsion Assistant), LT Scott, is down in the engine spaces muttering something about dylithium crystals.
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And the Jimmy has concluded that no matter how improbable the failure of the Zumwalt propulsion system, when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
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Lonewolf - why did you mention MPA? Next this will turn into a Bill Oddie Nimh Rhod thread!
Sad times though, not sure why no-one can make ships that work in warm water.
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Have we got a name for the new MPA? Nimrod MRA5?
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Lonewolf - why did you mention MPA? Next this will turn into a Bill Oddie Nimh Rhod thread!
The American fish heads refer to the officer-in-charge of the donks as the Main Propulsion Assistant.
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All ships and modern kit have moments on unreliability - the difference is we tend to be a bit more open about our failings than other nations...
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Could be worse. The Russians just put a jet in the drink because it ran out of fuel.
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