Oh no, still here. I'm actually reading everything, every day. I just don't have anything to say
Those are some interesting designs. I cant say I even understand why some of them were even projected. Especially the DDV1 variant seems just absurd to me, but hey ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Don't expect me to do anything soon tho. I have no idea what is a typical shipbucket image timeframe, but my "Burke Flight III project" was about 550-600 man-hours, so yeah, that's, that. I kinda also don't have anything I would like to do now, which is crucial for such a long-term project. I kinda had a "crush" on Afloat Forward Staging Base
, or the "Future Surface Combatant" replacement for Burkes. Maybe something build on Burkes hull? Maybe a trimaran design
? Appears to be nuclear powered, so I would have to check the feasibility and that. So yeah, feel free to insert your opinions
One thing tho, while I'm here, Do you happen to know why is the new Burkes shipped without the front CIWS? Even tho the "slot" is there? I read somewhere that its cost-saving measure, but a 20 million Phalanx on 1.8 billion warship, seems like a quite a drop in the ocean.