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Killing a US Carrier

Aircraft carriers are nowhere near as vulnerable as popularly believed and are essentially unsinkable except by nuclear-weapons. Modern US carrier can absorb a dozen torpedo hits and remain underway. Naval expert Norman Polmar once told me the only way to finish off a US carrier is to send a missile or two through an open elevator and hope they explode …

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Taiwanese Navy Accidentally Attacks Fishing Boat

Well…the headline for this article is a little misleading, but the result is probably the same. Earlier today, a Republic of China (Taiwan) missile corvette accidentally fired a Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile, striking a fishing trawler. Now for some interesting points: The HF-III is a ramjet design that is reported to travel at least mach 2. The corvette (#607) …