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Sun Jun 20, 2021, 11:08 PM

US Navy tests warship's metal with megablast

The US Navy has started a series of tests on its newest and most advanced aircraft carrier by detonating powerful explosions to determine whether the ship is ready for war.

The first of the tests, which are known as Full Ship Shock Trials, occurred Friday when the Navy set off a giant explosive event near the USS Gerald R. Ford, according to a statement.

Images and video footage showed an enormous burst of water shoot from the ocean as a result of what US media called a 40,000-pound (18,144-kilogram) explosion.

The US Geological Survey said the explosion, which occurred in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast, registered as a 3.9 magnitude earthquake.

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210621-us-navy-tests-warship-s-metal-with-megablast

That'll make the whale's ears ring!

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Reply US Navy tests warship's metal with megablast (Original post)
Klaralven Jun 20 OP
Brother Buzz Jun 20 #1
IcyPeas Jun 20 #2
Dial H For Hero Jun 20 #3
Chainfire Jun 21 #8
Dial H For Hero Jun 21 #9
marble falls Jun 20 #4
NickB79 Jun 20 #5
maxrandb Jun 21 #6
Happy Hoosier Jun 21 #7

Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 11:18 PM

1. Pfft, if it can survive an underwater nuclear explosion, it's good to go

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 11:24 PM

2. How much sea life does this kill or maim?



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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 11:29 PM

3. I'm sure many fish died.

Andů?

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:19 PM

8. It is the fishes sacrifice for freedom.

If they had names we could put them on a wall.

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:25 PM

9. And what of the plankton? Won't somebody think of them? Millions dead...

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 11:32 PM

4. What ever do you mean? We never got no complaints from the fishes.

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Response to Klaralven (Original post)

Sun Jun 20, 2021, 11:35 PM

5. What exactly does this prove, anyway?

The biggest serious threat to a carrier today is a Chinese or Russian hypersonic cruise missile. And this explosion doesn't replicate that kind of strike.

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:23 AM

6. The greatest threat to the ships is an attack on their IT Systems

Seriously, we'd be hard pressed to launch and recover aircraft, navigate, fire weapons, or feed the crew if they took down the ships intranet

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Response to NickB79 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 12:58 AM

7. It mainly reveals poor welds.

This kind if test rapidly reveals welds with poor penetration.

It can also identify major structural members with hidden flaws.

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