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Russian Navy "On Verge of Collapse"

Discussion in 'The Stump' started by The_Historian, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. A-58

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    You Rooskies can have or claim all the new missiles y'all want, but we have Major "King" Kong....

     
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    Not what I'd call "on the verge of collapse" but certainly sounds like the Russian military is on something of a downward spiral according to recent posts on the strategy page. In particular:
    Attrition: The Russian Fade
    There's more in this post including the quote below which actually talks about the Russian navy:
    China: Give Peace A Chance
     
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    Putin today said in his speech as he started another season as president that the Russian people must work harder so that the Goals will be reached. I thought it was up to Putin to make more great decisions.
     
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    Another recent post on the strategy page:
    Submarines: Russia Redefines Combat Ready
     
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    Those are impressive towers compared to the WW2 boats I'm familiar with.
     
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    No idea what the Navy’s doing these days to be honest...
     
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    The WW2 boats that were given the GUPPY III Mod got them. The large sail is referred to as a "northern sail" because it's height above the waterline allows it to be manned in more severe weather.
     
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    USS Constitution has been commissioned for some 220 years & is still afloat . . . upkeep trumps age in some cases.
     
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    The USAF is still flying B-52s first used in the 1950s.
     
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    Same for the Tu-95 Bear. Both first flew in '52 and both are still going are in in their respective air forces.
     
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    5 or 6 near total reconstructions didn't hurt either.

    Estimates run that only 10 to 15 percent of the ship is original, and that is mainly her keel.
     

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