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  1. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    04 Apr '10 10:00
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_aircraft_carrier_Admiral_Kuznetsov

    vs

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_aircraft_carrier_Charles_de_Gaulle_(R91)

    Who would win?!
  2. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    04 Apr '10 10:03
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_aircraft_carrier_Admiral_Kuznetsov

    vs

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_aircraft_carrier_Charles_de_Gaulle_(R91)

    Who would win?!
    USS Ronald Reagan?
  3. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    04 Apr '10 12:38
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_aircraft_carrier_Admiral_Kuznetsov

    vs

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_aircraft_carrier_Charles_de_Gaulle_(R91)

    Who would win?!
    I'd go with the Charles de Gaulle. It has a more impressive array of aircraft than the Kuznetsov does.
  4. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    04 Apr '10 12:53
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Aircraft Carrier Duel... Who would win?!
    Does an aircraft carrier have some kind of metaphorical equivalent of a big willy that we could compare? At attention. At ease. Waved in the air.

    Why does the U.S. Navy have ELEVEN aircraft carriers? What is the technical term for an aquatic gravy train?
  5. 04 Apr '10 13:56
    Originally posted by FMF
    ... What is the technical term for an aquatic gravy train?
    I believe you're looking for "Pentagon Weapons Program".
  6. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    04 Apr '10 14:15
    Originally posted by Badwater
    I believe you're looking for "Pentagon Weapons Program".
    Hmmm, my previous estimate was based on the fact that the Charles de Gaulle can carry up to 40 Super Etendard attack aircraft, each of which can carry an Exocet anti-shipping missile. Further research reveals that Exocets would likely be ineffective against ships the size of aircraft carriers.
  7. 04 Apr '10 15:16
    Originally posted by FMF
    Does an aircraft carrier have some kind of metaphorical equivalent of a big willy that we could compare? At attention. At ease. Waved in the air.

    Why does the U.S. Navy have ELEVEN aircraft carriers? What is the technical term for an aquatic gravy train?
    I see we are going to have to step up your shock treatments a bit.
    On second thought,maybe a lobotomy is in order.
  8. 04 Apr '10 19:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by FMF
    Does an aircraft carrier have some kind of metaphorical equivalent of a big willy that we could compare? At attention. At ease. Waved in the air.

    Why does the U.S. Navy have ELEVEN aircraft carriers? What is the technical term for an aquatic gravy train?
    The US keeps some of them on hand to help out with disaster aide, I would think you knew that?
    They have the ability to prove fresh water, food and aide quickly,, now where did we recently see and example,,, humm??
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/01/18/2795298.htm
  9. 04 Apr '10 19:45
    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2005-01-03-tsunami_x.htm
    oh,, and you're welcome...
  10. Standard member spruce112358
    Democracy Advocate
    04 Apr '10 20:01
    Originally posted by FMF
    Does an aircraft carrier have some kind of metaphorical equivalent of a big willy that we could compare? At attention. At ease. Waved in the air.

    Why does the U.S. Navy have ELEVEN aircraft carriers? What is the technical term for an aquatic gravy train?
    The eleven US aircraft carriers are more than exist in all nations in the rest of the world COMBINED (10). Naturally, the US views parity with the Rest-of-You-Who-Talk-Funny (e.g. Swedes) as unacceptable and outrageous. That's why we are building 3 more aircraft carriers -- the Gerald R. Ford class.

    We will eventually have enough military hardware to...to...to...Well, I don't know. But it will be SPECTACULAR once we have enough.

    This is why "terrorist" has become the foulest epithet in the English language. Imagine our indignation when someone REFUSES TO FIGHT FAIR BY BUILDING AN AIRCRAFT CARRIER AND SAILING IT OUT WHERE WE CAN DESTROY IT.

    The nerve of some people.
  11. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    05 Apr '10 03:31
    Originally posted by Hugh Glass
    The US keeps some of [their eleven aircraft carriers] on hand to help out with disaster aide
    No they don't. Don't be silly.
  12. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    It's only business
    05 Apr '10 04:41 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I'd go with the Charles de Gaulle. It has a more impressive array of aircraft than the Kuznetsov does.
    Don't forget though the Admiral is also a missile cruiser! And the Su-27 (or whatever the naval one is) is no joke, even loaded light as it has to be.