Could we still produce military hardware today like WW2? - Page 2




 
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March 17th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Maybe you should refrain from comments about skills in combat until you've served in a combat unit, hmm?

As to whether or not we could produce weaponry in the multitudes we did in WWII, yes, we could _if_ it was the technology of WWII or something not much more advanced. Cost is the measure. The Raptor is probably the apex of costly weaponry at least until somebody figures how to bring the price tag down. It was estimated that if continued at the rate at which the cost for technology had escalated until we got to the Raptor that by 2050 we'd be able to afford to make two planes in a plane series. The Army, Navy, and Air Force would get to fly about every other day during the week and the Marines would only get to fly on weekends. That's why the Joint Force Fighter was conceived. To alieviate that ever more costly rate of production. Where that road will take us is yet to be determined.
March 17th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Their not comments to direspect all of you who serve well for our country but its kinda true. WW2 was more hand to hand and up close and personal.

I don't think any country would be able to mass produce right now. The equipment everyone has right now is way too expensive to mass produce. Even the United States couldn't afford it.
March 17th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Eagle, don't you think the French said that about the English longbow?

And when the gun was invented?

And when brittish officers where getting shot off at uncivilized range by American sharpshooters?

And when the first humans with sticks got mauled by another pack of rockthrowing humans?
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March 17th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
As mod: :
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WW2 was more hand to hand and up close and personal.
Eaglestrike, until you acctually carry a weapon to defend your country, I suggest you refrain from remarks like that. They are not only offensive to some users, but portray you as someone who finds war to be a cute little game. Remember: "War is delightful onl to those who have no experience in it".


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What do you think? The F22, Abrahms, Stryker and aircraft carriers are horrendously complex and expensive machines - can we mass produce them if needed?
No, not in those noumbers. But probably yuo could increase your production and multiply many times over...


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Anyway, there will be no chance for the US or any other country (Maybe russia or China) to massproduce numbers like World War 2.
I dont think russia has a bigger industry than the US...there only 150 million people in russia and there are almost 300 milio in the USA. Also US has much better manufacturing tech.
March 17th, 2005  
Doppleganger
 
 
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Originally Posted by SHERMAN
I dont think russia has a bigger industry than the US...there only 150 million people in russia and there are almost 300 milio in the USA. Also US has much better manufacturing tech.
For the vast majority of its existence, Russia was an underachiever in many ways, industrial output being one of them. After the brief few decades where the Communist system allowed them to lop-side their industry to military means, Russia today is once again an underachiever in industrial terms. Until they begin to fully modernize their industry and shackle their enormous corruption problems (far from easy) they will remain so.

IMO don't bank on Russia capturing former glories for at least the next 20 years, if ever. They will also continue to have mounting problems with states wishing to cede away. I don't think Russia will ever recapture it's past glories myself.
March 18th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
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Eaglestrike, until you acctually carry a weapon to defend your country, I suggest you refrain from remarks like that. They are not only offensive to some users, but portray you as someone who finds war to be a cute little game. Remember: "War is delightful onl to those who have no experience in it".
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