Anyone going to see the Russian flotilla sail past Dover?

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by Owen, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Is that thing powered by a wood-burning stove?
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    I was thinking about the Kusnetsov's smoke-stack today.
    Sort of amusing, many memes created, but let's face it; she carries a dozen+ fast jets (soon to be twenty-ish), twenty-odd heliwoppers, and provides a well-protected landing strip for them wherever there's deep water.
    All that without considering the escort group.

    Maybe not nuclear propulsion, and I'm sure it'd be even more nerve-wracking using one in this age of clever-bastard missiles and torpedoes, but any large carrier's still a hell of a weapon.
  3. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I wish Britain still had a great navy. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think the power of the RN was one of the things that helped keep the general peace in Europe for 100 years and enabled my own country and the other transatlantic states to develop undisturbed by the European powers.
  4. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Not sure I would agree with that statement.

  5. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    A close up of the ship's crest:
  6. Owen

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