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Vietnam's navy unveils first home-made warship
BBC ^ | 17 January 2012 | BBC

Posted on 01/17/2012 8:29:24 AM PST by Army Air Corps

Vietnam's navy has taken delivery of its first locally-made warship, equipped with artillery and missile systems, local media report.

The Hong Ha shipbuilding company started building the model in 2009 and tested the warship last year.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: navy; southchinasea; vietnam; vpn
Unfortunately, the article does not specify the source of the design.
1 posted on 01/17/2012 8:29:37 AM PST by Army Air Corps
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To: ThanhPhero

Ping.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 8:31:02 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Did they build it useing materials we left there or did we just give them the material? Or did we build it for them?


3 posted on 01/17/2012 8:33:30 AM PST by Terry Mross (AN)
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To: Army Air Corps
Is it called the Pho Duc?..........
4 posted on 01/17/2012 8:35:21 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Terry Mross

They built it, but who knows from which country the design was purchased (the article only states that they bought the design from a foreign source). As for materials, Viet Nam does have a steel industry and they also import a good deal of steel.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 8:45:11 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

How many sails does it have?


6 posted on 01/17/2012 8:48:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Red Badger

Is that their word for duck tape.


7 posted on 01/17/2012 8:48:17 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Red Badger
Good one! I could go for a nice bowl of phở bò about now.
8 posted on 01/17/2012 8:49:14 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Went to the BBC page. No picture of the ship but to the right of the article is the picture of the capsized cruise ship. Probably not intentional, but funny none the less.
9 posted on 01/17/2012 8:49:28 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Army Air Corps

An armored sampan?


10 posted on 01/17/2012 8:50:11 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Army Air Corps

Vietnam’s air force also unveiled their new airplane. It’s made of paper. I think the new york times. They’re using their people to build a mountain 70,000 feet high so they can launch it.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 8:50:43 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: org.whodat

No, it’s their word for really good soup!.............


12 posted on 01/17/2012 8:50:44 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Army Air Corps

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/calling-all-cooks/pho-vietnamese-beef-rice-noodle-soup-recipe/index.html


13 posted on 01/17/2012 8:52:50 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Red Badger

Pho ga, or with chicken is really good too. Chau om.


14 posted on 01/17/2012 8:59:09 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Old Sarge

LOL

Nah, it is a gunboat. I did a little checking and the article describes the TT-400TP gunboat. These vessels measure about 177 feet in overall length.


15 posted on 01/17/2012 8:59:38 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: blueunicorn6

Their combat aircraft are a mix of Su-30s, Su-27s, Su-22s, and Mig-21s.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 9:02:25 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red Badger
No.

It's the Phúc Yeah!

17 posted on 01/17/2012 9:10:32 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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Leaked Photo
18 posted on 01/17/2012 9:11:26 AM PST by Rio (DNRC)
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To: Red Badger

I know but it just fit the duck tape statement. LOL


19 posted on 01/17/2012 9:20:44 AM PST by org.whodat (What is the difference in Newt's, Perry's and Willard's positions on Amnesty.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Their paper airplane can’t be picked up on modern radar.


20 posted on 01/17/2012 10:51:49 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

But it can be brought down with some fire crackers or a Roman Candle.


21 posted on 01/17/2012 11:04:54 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: blueunicorn6
Their paper airplane can't be picked up on modern radar.

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22 posted on 01/17/2012 11:05:37 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: Old Sarge

It better be good if its going to take on the Red Chinese Navy- I don’t put too much faith in their efforts. Can’t fight a people’s liberation war at sea—not against a ruthless foe.


23 posted on 01/17/2012 12:40:39 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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24 posted on 01/17/2012 2:12:21 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Army Air Corps
Cám ơn ông gửi ping. Tôi cũng kiếm tìm hình tàu đó.
25 posted on 01/17/2012 6:49:45 PM PST by ThanhPhero (Khach hanh huong den La Vang)
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To: ThanhPhero
You are most welcome. As requested, here are some pics of the ship.
26 posted on 01/17/2012 7:11:15 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ThanhPhero
This page has some photographs of the interior.
27 posted on 01/17/2012 7:19:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps
Photobucket

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28 posted on 01/17/2012 7:30:13 PM PST by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: 2111USMC

Here is the AK-630 turret being installed

29 posted on 01/17/2012 7:55:36 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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