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#1 Godeskian

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 04:14 AM

This is real isn't it.

i can't imagine it's a fake, but i have to ask

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 09:59 PM

This one was too good to not share.  You could call this how the Navy has fun with carriers or how to break every single piece of glassware as a 90,000 ton carrier skids around.  

http://www2.trettel....ives/nimitz.jpg

To give some commentary the Nimitz is most likely running hard astern on her port screws and running max forward on her starboard.  The interesting thing is that she is actually skidding sideways through the water as she comes around.      


Now anyone care to guess what this maneuver is for?  :)  Along with one interesting thing about her in this picture?

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 10:21 PM

CJ AEGIS, on Jan. 30 2003,21:59, said:

Now anyone care to guess what this maneuver is for?  :)
Doing donuts in the harbour? :)

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 10:26 PM

Seen that done.  IT is even more impressive when you see it happening.  When carriers are on shakedown tests, this maneuver is performed over and over to see if she can take the stress.  These vessels are massive, but they are also extremely powerful and more maneuverable than most people realize.  Not for the weak of stomach.  The best spot to me would be standing on the flight deck when this happens :)

As for why this is done?  I honestly forgot.  My (stupid) guesses would be that to avoid being targeted by another vessel, or the ship is ordered to change course in an emergency.

Aegis, you da' man for finding such a good pic.  I've been looking for one like this to show my non-believing friends.

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 10:35 PM

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A Karas: Seen that done.  IT is even more impressive when you see it happening.

Now I'm terribly jealous. ;)  :D

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The best spot to me would be standing on the flight deck when this happens  

I'd take that as long as the airwing wasn't on it with me and I had a convenient safety harness.


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My (stupid) guesses would be that to avoid being targeted by another vessel, or the ship is ordered to change course in an emergency.

Close.  ;)  It can be used to dodge a wake homing torpedo.  If you time it just right the torpedo doesn't know what hit it and can't react.  It's out of the wake and heading in the wrong direction while the carrier is speeding away.

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 10:36 PM

CJ AEGIS, on Jan. 30 2003,18:59, said:

Now anyone care to guess what this maneuver is for?  :)
 
Besides seeing who gets seasick? I have no idea!

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Along with one interesting thing about her in this picture?
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Posted 30 January 2003 - 10:56 PM

Rhys, on Jan. 31 2003,05:21, said:

Doing donuts in the harbour? :)

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Posted 30 January 2003 - 11:06 PM

Yikes! Impressive beast she is. I have a great appreciation for warships, so that's a :cool: pic to collect. Thanks.

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Now anyone care to guess what this maneuver is for?

I was going to guess torpedo evasion, and I see that you already answered this affirmatively. Yippee! ;)

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The best spot to me would be standing on the flight deck when this happens

As you skid off the deck into the water... :o

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 12:31 AM

I see equipment on deck, but no planes (for obvious reasone)
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Posted 31 January 2003 - 01:19 AM

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 01:59 AM

...Looks like fun. ;)

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#12 Godeskian

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 02:42 AM

Okay, now that is just way cool.

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 03:55 AM

^^^No, no, no......wave cool..... :p

Awesome pic..... :)

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 03:58 AM

That picture is damn cool. I never thought that those ships are maneuverable.

Thanks Aegis

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 04:45 AM

Oh, its very real.  Discover, TLC and the History Cahnnel ahve all done specials..IIRC.. on warship acceptance trials...some of the things they put the ship through are really startling to some one who is not an afficinado of modern warships.

Thanks for the picc CJ, it's awesome...and boy I would have loved to have been there to see it live!

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 04:48 AM

We only have 5 chans here in England as a standard, none of them are a science channels

but now that i have a sattelite, i'm going to have to start watcing them

but that is an incredible maneuvre

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 07:45 AM

A Karas, on Jan. 31 2003,00:31, said:

I see equipment on deck, but no planes (for obvious reasone)
Yeah, but if the picture had been taken 30 seconds earlier...  :eek:

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 09:14 AM

Rhea turns an interesting shade of green as she contemplates the picture

Oooooh, no thanks!  :sarcasm:  :suspect:

If you've ever seen the Nimitz in the erm..flesh, that thing is frelling HUGE! Can't imagine it doing the naval equivalent of a wheelie!  ???

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 09:21 AM

I've never seen the Nimitz, but i did see on of the carriers in San Diego in '98. i had the privelidge of watching a jet skier take something like 20 seconds to travel from it's bow to it's stern (approx, it wasn't actually racing the ship or anythgin)

that sucker was enormous

and a testament to naval engineering that a ship the size ofthe Nimitz can do something like that

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Posted 31 January 2003 - 01:19 PM

Those ships are enormous. I was on the U.S.S. JFK when it visited Ireland a few years back. Truly a spectacle I will never forget. It dwarfed anything around it.

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