Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sunday Funnies

17 comments:

Grandpa Bluewater said...

"Taint funny, McGee".  Prophetic, I fear.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Nawww.  Way too many cannon.  After all, what was CNO's assertion?

"The net effect is fewer weapons are needed in today’s conflicts."

So, land all of the 24 and 32 pounders, and replace them with one of these.   More room for information dominance equipment.

sid said...

If they want to go "Green" then the fools need to stop building the fuel Hawg LCS's...

Perhaps its time for somebody to go to jail over this crap...

ewok40k said...

I think LCS might need such emergency propulsion when fuel runs out...

Andy said...

I can't see why we can't get behind this cutting-edge, innovative change agent that will allow us to leverage a totally renewable energy source, advancing a socially-responsible and progessive evolutionary paradigm for future, negative collateral damage, risk-free kenetic operational modals for foreign policy.

On the other hand, look on the bright side: It will take about 20-25 years for any of this to be sent to sea, under the current aquisition management system! :-D

James said...

The fleet of the future! We can go anywhere at 12kts!

The bad thing this is actucally what the greenies here in the US and around the world think we need to do.

OH one thing......GUNS? No, No, NO! This is the modern navy everything happens at 50-90mi out with missiles and drones. GUNS......antiquated and brutish...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W._Lawson_(ship) mix that with...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Freedom_(LCS-1)

Future of the navy!.........oh wow looking at it the ship of the future would probably have more armor and aroynd 7 times the firepower of the LCS............sad.

SJBill said...

Ramirez is sheer genius with his pennings!
I can think of no better place to display the original than in the Five Sided Wind Tunnel.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Ah, I do love Old Time Radio.  Especially The Great Guildersleeve, a spin off from Fibber McGee and Molly.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Fewer weapond needed, until, suddenly, we need lots of them, but then it will be too late.

Byron said...

This cartoon should be printed out and placed on the wall above everry urinal in the General Officers restrooms at the Puzzle palace. I'm sure the culprit(s) would be caught (but maybe not) but it would be worth it to see clean up crews taking care of the many exploded heads 8-)

Scott Brim, USAF Partisan said...

As I've done on other Internet forums recently, I herewith present my concept for a DDGS-1000 Sloop of War.

As you can see in the attached conceptual illustration, all of DDG-1000's potential issues for experiencing serious seakeeping problems with its tumblehome hullform could be dealt with in "one swell sloop" as it were.

The only real drawback I can see to this concept is that with a 250-foot draft, including the extended-depth hydrodynamic fin keel, traversing the continental shelf to reach home port might become somewhat problematic.

ewok40k said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_Seeadler_%28auxiliary_cruiser%29
btw, quite fullbore story...

James said...

I think it was already covered here once........might be mistaken.

AND YES most deffinatly fullbore.

Marine6 said...

"Give me a fast ship for I shall go in harm's way" - John Paul Jones

I shall give you a half-fast ship, for it perfectly reflects my Presidency - Barak Obama

Adversus Omnes Dissident said...

My favorite part about the energy farce is that there are O-5's and above who have seen the real hard data brought to them by the scientists, engineers and analysts within NAVSEA, Dahlgren and other places that it will cost us ships to meet this requirement; additionally, we will pay more than ever before for the fuel, and the technology is nowhere near mature enough to even begin forecasting trends and break even points.  But does that stop anyone?  Surely not.  O-5's in the pentagon just do what they are told.  They do not think for themselves.  I am summarily unimpressed.  Neigh, it takes civilians, contractors and O-6's and above to think for themselves.  Don't get me wrong, a lot of Captains are happy to carry the water and not think twice.  It has just been my jaded experience that there is nothing more dangerous than an O-4/O-5 awaiting a selection board, armed with dualies and briefs to argue why bad ideas aren't. 

ewok40k said...

This is Endor Liberation Brigade! spaceship, erm, thread hijack!
Kim Jong Il is dead, long live  Kim the 3rd. S.Korea puts troops on heightened alert, White House organizes conference, usual stuff.
I wonder how the succession will play out... any generals out to take seat? or maybe party dignitaries? and who has the keys tot he nukes?

byron's internet daddy said...

no studding sails?