posted on 01/26/2013 8:33:09 AM PST
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
Looks like it could also be tipped over easily by drunken frat boys.
posted on 01/26/2013 8:39:19 AM PST
Russia signed the 1.2 billion euro deal in June 2011 for two of the Mistral ships,
Name is ironic since "mistral" is a French word for the fierce cold winds blowing down from the Alps.
Ugly slab-sided target.
I’d be hard pressed to design something with a bigger RCS.
Hell is where the British are the chefs, the Swiss are the lovers, the Germans run the government and the french? The french are the engineers...
posted on 01/26/2013 8:53:36 AM PST
by null and void
(Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
Seven degrees Celsius is 44.6 in real numbers. Not particularly cold. One supposes that for this deal to go forward money changed hands though other than official channels. Given the countries involved, almost certainly, a priori.
Well, at least it looks like it will work in water. (Unless, of course that picture is not photoshopped)
posted on 01/26/2013 8:55:33 AM PST
by Cowboy Bob
(Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
hell, IIRC it get's that cold even in the Med...
posted on 01/26/2013 9:15:08 AM PST
(Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
Yikes. Nothing elegant about that thing.
posted on 01/26/2013 9:21:10 AM PST
This thing looks like a floating movable castle...not really stealthy in any definable way..
posted on 01/26/2013 9:31:34 AM PST
(You gave him what he wanted. I gave him what he needed.)
She’s a real beauty!
Let’s hope the Russians get more military help from the French.
(Hoping I don’t need the /s tag...)
posted on 01/26/2013 9:41:45 AM PST
(The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
I guess the Russians forgot how well the French Army operated in the cold also. Napoleon is laughing from hell.
posted on 01/26/2013 9:56:07 AM PST
(People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
posted on 01/26/2013 10:04:32 AM PST
Remember the French aircraft carrier with opaque windows in the tower? The same one that was damaged by vibrating washing machines?
Shouldn’t be a problem for year round operations so long as the Russians only use them 30 degrees on either side of the equator.
posted on 01/27/2013 7:44:05 PM PST
( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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posted on 01/28/2013 2:59:09 AM PST
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