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Japan departs from pacifist stance, plans two aircraft carriers
The Straits Times ^

Posted on 07/15/2003 8:38:05 PM PDT by overtaxed_canadian

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To: LN2Campy; John O
thanks ... good info ...
81 posted on 07/16/2003 4:41:26 PM PDT by Bobby777
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To: Bobby777
The last time I flew into Philly I saw the Forrestal and Saratogo mothballed in the Naval Shipyard.
82 posted on 07/16/2003 8:01:50 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: JohnnyRidden
The book also said that the US economy was going to be based on take out pizza, software and hollywood movies. everything else would be manufactured outside the US.

Strike the software part, add government jobs and you've got a pretty good prediction.
83 posted on 07/16/2003 8:05:45 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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yep and more and more "Hollywood" movies are being made in Canada ... that leaves take-out pizza and Wal-Mart greeters ...
84 posted on 07/16/2003 9:27:30 PM PDT by Bobby777
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To: skeeter
Killed several old growth redwoods.

And a family picnicking. The only casualties of WWII on the Continental US.

85 posted on 07/17/2003 2:28:57 AM PDT by happygrl
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To: overtaxed_canadian
About time!
86 posted on 07/17/2003 2:52:38 AM PDT by RightWinger
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To: happygrl
And a family picnicking. The only casualties of WWII on the Continental US.

I think the picnickers were killed by an intercontinental balloon-borne incindiary bomb.

The third manner in which the continental states were attacked (submarine cannon fire being the third).

87 posted on 07/17/2003 6:41:37 AM PDT by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: Arthalion
I doubt very much these ships would be nuclear powered. 13,000 tons is a pretty small platform, not to mention it just complicates construction and greatly increases the price. The Japanese would probably operating locally mostly, and wouldn't require the cruising range performance that we do.

My guess for propulsion would be gas turbines (with maybe diesels for economy cruising).
88 posted on 07/17/2003 6:44:28 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY (20 years in the Navy; never drunk on duty - never sober on liberty)
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To: GATOR NAVY
I think the size limitation encourages the use of nuke power. It is certainly big enough to justify it, if not demand it, and it would free up a lot of space/tonnage not used for fuel.

Besides, (on a less serious note) the Japanese have been the masters of efficiency and miniaturization for 50 years...they might be able to fit a flight contingent of 100 fighters plus support aircraft on the last toy I played with in the bath tub. :-) Just think what they could do with 13,000 tons!
89 posted on 11/12/2003 4:22:49 AM PST by blanknoone
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