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Posted: 5/31/2003 1:36:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 1:40:23 PM EDT by Airwolf]
A ocean going version of The Free State project was the first thing that crossed my mind. [url]http://www.frenchcreekboatsales.com/details.asp?File_Number=BOP12[/url] [img]http://www.frenchcreekboatsales.com/images/bop12_ex_aircraft_carrier_01.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:41:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:44:40 PM EDT
ARFCOM Cruise Lines! Who's in?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 1:45:52 PM EDT
I had one back when I was in high school, the gas milage sucks and the insurance eats you alive. Oh yea, I forgot the cost of the crew will bankrupt you also.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:06:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stryker_11A: I had one back when I was in high school, the gas milage sucks and the insurance eats you alive. Oh yea, I forgot the [red]cost of the crew will bankrupt you also[/red].
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We would be our own crew. Group purchase. Who's in? I call dibs on the reactor and an F14! [:)]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:15:03 PM EDT
There is no reactor is a Oil fired boiler... Not to mention she is a little short for Tomcat launches.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:21:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deliverator: We would be our own crew. Group purchase. Who's in? I call dibs on the reactor and an F14! [:)]
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I work on these things for a living and I know this, I sure as hell don't want to live on one...again.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:24:49 PM EDT
I wonder what dock fees would be on that thing?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:26:42 PM EDT
GROUP BUY!!! We have enough navy types here who can teach us the ropes. Piccolo can be captain, Aviator or MickeyMouse can be the Air Boss. Lordtrader, supply and logistics. What did MissMagnum do in the navy? Cincinattus can be the Marine commander. Campybob's an engineer, so he goes to the engine room. Firecontrolman should feel at home. And useless people like me can swab the decks and constantly paint the thing.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:29:53 PM EDT
I think I can afford hte lil' carrier....but Im not sure I can afford the dock fees...... -HS
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:31:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stormbringer2: There is no reactor is a Oil fired boiler... Not to mention she is a little short for Tomcat launches.
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You don't think that we would keep it stock, do you? [LOL]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:32:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:35:21 PM EDT
Stock? no way, we have to put in a collapsable take off/landing area, and add a bayonet lug to the stern. I say we get a 70' bayonet, what do you guys think?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 2:38:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:04:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: GROUP BUY!!! And useless people like me can swab the decks and constantly paint the thing.
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Thanks for offering. I have a inner-ear problem that causes me to have problems in rough seas. [puke] ED
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:08:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 3:09:12 PM EDT by raven]
Originally Posted By M1-Ed:
Originally Posted By raven: GROUP BUY!!! And useless people like me can swab the decks and constantly paint the thing.
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Thanks for offering. I have a inner-ear problem that causes me to have problems in rough seas. [puke] ED
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You can serve on the submarine in our carrier group then, when one comes up for sale.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:13:14 PM EDT
I've never landed on a carrier, or flew an airplane for that matter. Can't be that hard,huh?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:13:30 PM EDT
go old slashdot... I love to see the cross postings! [url]http://slashdot.org/[/url]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:14:44 PM EDT
Cool, we can land a Cessna 172 on the deck.[8D]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:16:50 PM EDT
$4million isn't bad, but the ongoing costs is where it'd get you. fuel, crew wages etc. but for some little dictatorship with a port it's be a decent idea. I'd buy it if I had about $100million, since the cost would be less than one year's interest hell, I'd probably buy it if I had $20million
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:17:48 PM EDT
I'm in! I did 4 years on the USS Enterprise so I'm sure I can pull my weight onboard. I just ask that I can pull security watch with my M4 when the GreenPiece jerkoffs come around [}:D]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:18:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sckoyrsht: I've never landed on a carrier, or flew an airplane for that matter. Can't be that hard,huh?
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Yeah, I think we'd have to stick to helos. A man's got to know his limitations.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:21:38 PM EDT
"Capacity: 3,196 Tons" WTF! We need at least twice that just for small arms...
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:23:48 PM EDT
Only if we commission her the [size=6]U.S.S. Molone Labe!![/size=6]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:34:05 PM EDT
*starts saving*
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:35:04 PM EDT
Talk about a rifle range!! Go beyond the territorial limit and fire away!!!! No fires on the hill, no worry about stray rounds, no local law problems, no noise complaints!!
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 3:36:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By MickeyMouse: Talk about a rifle range!! Go beyond the territorial limit and fire away!!!! No fires on the hill, no worry about stray rounds, no local law problems, no noise complaints!!
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sorry, no bump firing on the aircraft carrier [:p]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:07:22 PM EDT
At first I thought "What the fuck would I do with an aircraft carrier??" [>:/]....then my imagination got to work.......Oh, the possibilites!!!!! [8D]
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:11:47 PM EDT
use the catapult to launch targets just put a ramp and the end so the stuff gets airborne
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:22:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By buffalo-soldier: At first I thought "What the fuck would I do with an aircraft carrier??" [>:/]....then my imagination got to work.......Oh, the possibilites!!!!! [8D]
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Three words: MONKEY KNIFE FIGHT
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 4:50:32 PM EDT
I flew a Cessna a bunch of times in high school. I'm sure it will all come back to me when I'm landing on deck.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 5:16:18 PM EDT
Is it preban or post ban?
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 5:55:19 PM EDT
Well, me hearties... [img]http://www.piratesinfo.com/images/store/flag_images/One-Eyed-Jack_photo.jpg[/img] if you got one aircraft carrier... you'll soon have two...aaaaharrrrr!
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:10:56 PM EDT
the Blue Ghost (USS Lexington) is here in corpus christi bay, screw paying for one, lets just steal her [;D] i did the tour, she's still 11% functional!
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:13:11 PM EDT
A two million Dollar Greenpeace decoy. I like it! Just a little closer Hans...here boy...BINGO.
Link Posted: 5/31/2003 6:20:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/31/2003 6:26:16 PM EDT by GunnyG]
[size=6]11% Functional?[/size=6] The russian navy wouldn't know what do with such a high state of readiness! Let's do it! Now, about outfitting the ship...remember that F4U Corsairs (how appropriate!) came with 20mm cannons too! No such thing as DD's on ARFCOM Island, unless you're talking Battleships like the USS Massachusetts (DD-59) edited to add my gratuitous bragging as a psuedo sigline: _________________________________________ [img]http://www.pre-ban.com/forums/ranks/usmc-gsgt.gif[/img][img]http://www.pre-ban.com/forums/images/avatars/471897163ec56dcf95bbe.jpg[/img]
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