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Posted: 2/22/2006 3:52:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 3:53:57 PM EDT
I think the 57mm cannon ala' LCS and the CWIS is kind of interesting.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 4:10:04 PM EDT
Looks like there might be some VLS cells behind the gun, very interesting.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:08:05 PM EDT
I thought we were getting a 54mm Bofurs - not 57mm cannon? I know the 76mm is going away for good. I know we just got a bunch of PC-170's to use from the Navy - complete with all the gun goodies.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:09:13 PM EDT
Where do the torpedoes go?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:10:50 PM EDT
I'll take one.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:11:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By J_Smith:
I thought we were getting a 54mm Bofurs - not 57mm cannon? I know the 76mm is going away for good. I know we just got a bunch of PC-170's to use from the Navy - complete with all the gun goodies.


You Coasties keep screwing that up. The PCs we gave you guys are 183 feet long, not 170! And you guys got the best of the lot when we gave up the 2-boat!


Everyone is getting the 57mm, AFAIK. That's the one LCS is getting. Makes sense to standarize.

There was an article in Proceedings a couple of months ago where a USCG O-6 wanted our LCS to be the same ship as this cutter. He had some good points, if we wanted just another frigate. However, our mission requirements for LCS are too different than the mission requirements for the cutter.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:16:00 PM EDT
What no VLS????



Glad to see there is SOMETHING on the drawing board to replace the worn out ships the USCG has now. Looks like a good design too.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:49:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 5:50:34 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]
Here are some pics of the construction. The stern launch for the Go-fast boats and the two helo hangers are cool. I was working on a Coast Guard cutter today installing a new radar Doing my two weeks ADT right now





Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:50:47 PM EDT
Cool
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:52:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Here are some pics of the construction. The stern launch for the Go-fast boats and the two helo hangers are cool. I was working on a Coast Guard cutter today installing a new radar Doing my two weeks ADT right now

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You work at Ingalls? Are you a contractor or an employee?

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:57:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 6:00:08 PM EDT by LANCEMAN]

Originally Posted By dport:

Originally Posted By LANCEMAN:
Here are some pics of the construction. The stern launch for the Go-fast boats and the two helo hangers are cool. I was working on a Coast Guard cutter today installing a new radar Doing my two weeks ADT right now

i1.tinypic.com/of10ly.jpg

i1.tinypic.com/of125x.jpg

i1.tinypic.com/of12kj.jpg


You work at Ingalls? Are you a contractor or an employee?




I'm down here in Florida, we were working on a construction tender's Ship Alt, we are switching them over to Furuno and getting rid of the old Raytheon radar system. Local work. I was stationed in the same place I do my reserve drills at for 4 years when I was active duty so I still kinda know all the boats and systems

ETA: No, I'm not working on those new boats dport, just the same old stuff we have had forever
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:00:05 AM EDT
I'd wager the CIWS is a case of 'fitted for but not with' except when sent on deployment to strange places.

The 57mm is built by Bofors. Or at least, designed by it, I'm not sure if someone in America's building it or not.

NTM
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:01:02 AM EDT
Cool.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:07:45 AM EDT
its about time the CG got some new kewl stuff! though the choppers they have are wicked. Id love to fly one
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:32:56 AM EDT
needs bigger guns
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:33:39 AM EDT
TAG
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:00:39 PM EDT
Nice pics. Only boat I've worked on so far is an RB-HS and I'm prior Army so I have no idea what I'd do with myself on a Cutter lol.......

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:41:00 PM EDT
No enclosed masts seen on most of the new designs, trying to keep cost down?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:45:04 PM EDT
That is a pretty seriously toothy Coast Guard Cutter.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 3:54:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By COLE-CARBINE:
No enclosed masts seen on most of the new designs, trying to keep cost down?


They're cutters, not destroyers.

When they deploy with a battle group they're targets so the more useful ships can survive.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:15:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dport:

Originally Posted By COLE-CARBINE:
No enclosed masts seen on most of the new designs, trying to keep cost down?


They're cutters, not destroyers.

When they deploy with a battle group they're targets so the more useful ships can survive.



Ouch! LOL. I thought the enclosed masts also helped keep maintenace and corrision down no?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:27:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
What no VLS????



Looks like a small one (29-cell?) just forward of the bridge, now that I look at it. The WHECs can carry Harpoon, I'd be surprised if their replacements can't.

NTM
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:46:46 PM EDT
should definately put some of the navy ICBM interceptors on em....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:49:21 PM EDT
Pssst....

Hey! Mr. Coastguardsman!

You guys forgot to cut out the holes for the bridge windows!

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:17:49 PM EDT
This one would be cheaper eh?

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:13:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
What no VLS????



Looks like a small one (29-cell?) just forward of the bridge, now that I look at it. The WHECs can carry Harpoon, I'd be surprised if their replacements can't.

NTM


You're not suggesting Harpoon can be fired from VLS are you?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 11:23:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:

Originally Posted By GeorgiaBII:
What no VLS????



Looks like a small one (29-cell?) just forward of the bridge, now that I look at it. The WHECs can carry Harpoon, I'd be surprised if their replacements can't.

NTM



Probably 32 cells, they started doing away with the VLS crane( 3 cells) on the FLT IIA Burke's. Kind of looks like a Burke a little. ESSM probably though some Standards would be nice. Can anybody tell if those are super RBOC's on aft of the Bridge wings? I wonder where the Chain guns and 50's will be mounted?
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