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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:27 am 
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Oh, DDG-1000. What great things have gone wrong. A 155mm gun? While analyzed a lot, it was a bad idea. Relying on TLAMs for fire support? Well, relying on a strategic weapon system to perform tactical roles was a bad decision. Totally enclosing the super structure to make it a stealth ship? Structurally and costly a very bad idea. A modified DDG-51 structure is best.

What is the mission of the ship? The big deal is a NGFS ship. The ship needs to be good at naval gunnery, so shooting its 8" guns. NSW will have a good time with helos launching from a ship like this.

So, to fix it...
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DDG-1000 hull, at least we will start there.

Instead, we will replace the super structure with that of a Burke DDG.

2 Mk71 8" 60caliber guns

2 SeaRAM paired with 4 Millennium Guns

2x 21-cell RAM launchers

32x Mk57 VLS

64x Mk41 VLS

With a full O1 level, all the flagship stuff can be supported. The helo hangar can be supported. The guns and missiles...but it can all be done with a conventional structure. The 8" gun will deliver the same hit as a Harpoon or SLAM missile. DDG....CLG-161 will have at least 1700 rounds of 8".

Armor will be a big deal on this ship. It will have heavy deck armor and significant side armor. It is still operating off a Sprucan hull with an armored inner and outer armor.

Let's get some!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:14 pm 
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Here is the preliminary idea!
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Interesting idea, and the proposed profile looks good, except without the stealth superstructure, why bother with the stealth gun coverings?

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 4:30 pm 
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SeanF wrote:
Interesting idea, and the proposed profile looks good, except without the stealth superstructure, why bother with the stealth gun coverings?

- Sean F.
The weather shields are not “stealth”, they are “low-observable”. But with that aside, it would be an unnecessary expense to R&D a new weather shield, simply enlarge the current one. The current one reduces maintenance costs over what would otherwise be a Mk45 style open mount.

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