Newest US Destroyer : Zumwalt




 
--
 
October 31st, 2013  
Hutchie
 

Topic: Newest US Destroyer : Zumwalt


Anyone seen pics or read about the new Zumwalt, stealth destroyer? What am I missing? This thing looks about as seaworthy as a log. Stealthy, hmm, not to me. Looks like another boondoggle to me.
November 1st, 2013  
senojekips
 
 
With a Class name like that, it's off to a great start.

Elmo was a great man and an even better Naval Officer in my eyes.
November 1st, 2013  
MontyB
 
 
Can someone explain to me why it looks like they built it on an overturned hull?



and I am not sure it is something I would want to be on in rough seas.
--
November 2nd, 2013  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Can someone explain to me why it looks like they built it on an overturned hull?



and I am not sure it is something I would want to be on in rough seas.

Because the U.S. Government obviously knows that the company with the biggest Advertising budget will obviously make the superior design.

Duh!
November 7th, 2013  
George
 
Supposed to be the same Theory as the F-117.
November 7th, 2013  
Yossarian
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by George
Supposed to be the same Theory as the F-117.

Which was improved upon and surpassed by the premise of the YF 23 and Later F/A 22.
November 12th, 2013  
CooperDan
 
This fascination for everything german sticks around I see. Why can't they just name one The Billy Bob?

Either way, it seems like a strange prioritization currently. The american naval fleet is quite strong as far as im aware.
November 13th, 2013  
Hutchie
 
I'm a retired boatbuilder and have designed some of the boats that I've built. They all floated and actually are still being built. I don't claim to be an expert, but, that sure looks more like a submarine, which would actually be stealthy as long as submerged. I think that it is going to be neither stealthy or even seaworthy. Hope for the sailors on her I'm wrong.
September 18th, 2014  
OldNavy
 
 
MontyB--
"Can someone explain to me why it looks like they built it on an overturned hull?"
It's the stealthy part, that makes it look that way.
It has the statistics of a WWII Cruiser, 600 feet long, beam is 81 feet and 14,000 tons, so it's should be sea worthy.
September 18th, 2014  
OldNavy
 
 
"This fascination for everything german sticks around I see."
Admiral Zumwalt was in the American Navy, He was Chief of Naval Operations
from 1970 to 1974.
 


Similar Topics
USS O'KANE DDG-77 ARLEIGH BURKE CLASS DESTROYER UNIFORM PATCH BADGE
Best War Era Destroyer.
US destroyer rescues stranded Iranians in [Persian] Gulf
Air Force's newest wing activates