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 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: September 27th, 2017, 3:33 am 

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Look at your information again. I know them as SVBRs. Anyway you still have the heat problem and the inability to SCRAM the reactor, making it unsuitable for cargo or other non-military ships.

As for locating pilotage at the bow? Not a good idea.

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: September 26th, 2017, 6:40 pm 

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Exactly. The navy could not make up its collective mind from 1918-1922. So what is the point here? That they wanted a keel up design that featured a navigation and deck observation station above the flight deck and to keep exhaust gasses off that flight deck? They already knew this would be a proble...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: September 26th, 2017, 6:32 pm 

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What is your point? I know the pros and cons of LFRs, as do the engineers who design and seek to build them. The sole point of bringing up the Russian example (which is relatively primitive 60s tech and would be far inferior to a 2010s Western design) was that they can work, and that the Gen4 propo...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: September 25th, 2017, 10:54 pm 

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That's still a battecruiser that has been worked hard without proper maintenance for a few years followed by two years of neglect. Since, there is the issue of dismounting the heavy guns and re-trunking the funnels and learning how to put a flight deck and hanger over the hull in addition to the pr...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: September 25th, 2017, 8:54 pm 

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The Russians? Nuclear reactors? The Russian LFRs are not safe. As I understand it, the LFR was installed in prototype form in Russian Alpha class submarines. Project 705, Лира translated as Lyre. The reason was the Russians needed a lightweight thermionic pile to operate a steam turbine plant that i...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel

 Post subject: Re: Practical Nuclear Merchant Vessel Posted: September 25th, 2017, 4:28 am 

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Wow. Where do I begin? 1. Engineering wise, there is this: a. corrosion b. toxicity c. terrorism And where will you recruit a ship's crew to operate a piece of untested highly experimental machinery, that from the descriptions I read, makes a Fukushima reactor (GE light water reactors that some engi...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: September 24th, 2017, 5:26 am 

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PLAN DOG: SYNOPSIS: THE KYUSHU PROBLEM, IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE. One of the things about Pearl Harbor that makes it so easy, is that the enemy (the USN) concentrates all the targets into a nice cramped harbor with one channel into and out of it. The Imperial Japanese Navy is another mat...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: September 24th, 2017, 5:05 am 

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And here comes the FLUFF.

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: September 24th, 2017, 5:03 am 

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I still don't understand why you'd convert a twenty year old run down battlecruiser, let alone a German one that's been a pain to maintain her entire life. HMS Furious was never an ideal design, but it was acceptable because she was available on the slipway, so she could be finished on a reasonable...

 Forum: Non-Shipbucket Drawings  Topic: Mister Hoover's Navy

 Post subject: Re: Mister Hoover's Navy Posted: September 23rd, 2017, 7:53 am 

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THAT is why the Langley is skipped. The USN in this AU now has three (German) battlecruisers of its own to convert and a plan to convert them.
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