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    Some photos of the Italian navy LPD being used in the Humanitarian Role in Lebanon


















  • #2
    Thats what its all about really. "armed to the teeth aircraft carrier used to save babies" is how the headline should read.


    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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    • #3
      That's what we really need! Just imagine, travelling overseas with all your troops, logistics, med and air in one package!

      It's really overdue...........OSOK

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      • #4
        Its the future ok..but are the politicians wise enough to see it.. If we took all the piecemeal aid they give to poverty stricken areas and out it in to a vessel of this type it would be far more use than sending a few quid to bombed out persons in somethird world shit hole.
        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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        • #5
          what we really need is one of these

          http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...apan/osumi.htm
          Meh.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by yooklid
            what we really need is one of these

            http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...apan/osumi.htm
            If the Blohm & Voss MRV is wishful thinking, which sources say it is,



            then the japanese version is just a wet dream....... unfortunately

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            • #7
              She has remarkably small crew needs for her capabilities.
              Meh.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by yooklid
                She has remarkably small crew needs for her capabilities.
                LST Osumi Class:
                Specifications
                Standard Displacement 8,900ton
                Boundary Dimension Length: 178m
                Width: 25.8m
                Depth: 17.0m
                Draft: 6.0m
                Main Engine Mitsui 16V42M-A Diesel x2;
                2 shafts propulsion
                Horsepower 26,000ps
                26,400ps (LST4002)
                Maximum Speed 22kt
                Crew 135
                138 (LST4002-4003)
                Gun 20mm Close-In Weapons System (CIWS) x1
                Special Equipment Landing Craft Air Cushion x2 on board

                135 is a huge crew for the NS to try get together, other ships would be cut or lost. The RNZN MRV is somewhere around 80 which would be manageable.



                Still though, those LCAC's would be nice!
                Last edited by Dogwatch; 31 July 2006, 20:13.

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                • #9
                  You're a real buzz killer.
                  Meh.

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                  • #10
                    Where must i slap you to bring you back to reality?


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by yooklid
                      You're a real buzz killer.
                      x2
                      Dr. Venture: Why is it every time I need to get somewhere, we get waylaid by jackassery?

                      Dr. Venture: Dean, you smell like a whore

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                      • #12
                        Could hardly see it as an upmarket PV
                        Covid 19 is not over ....it's still very real..Hand Hygiene, Social Distancing and Masks.. keep safe

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                        • #13
                          Handy if you have to escort trawlers back to port though. Park them in the dock and off you go.


                          Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                          • #14
                            Actually the Kiwi MRV has a crew of 53, plus 10 air force personnel for the SeaSprite helicopter. Plus, it does have berths for 35 trainees, and the 250 troops. Not much of a crew for a ship at 8,870 tons. And the price was capped at $100 million American. The Canterbury is longer and wider than the small Italian flattops, although without a well dock the Italians have. Canterbury also cost significantly less, the Italian small flat tops cost $120 million American each, back during the 1980s. More than likely they would cost closer to $200 million now.
                            Sea Toby
                            Private 3*
                            Last edited by Sea Toby; 1 August 2006, 01:31.

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                            • #15
                              I was living in Japan for quite sometime and managed to see the Osumi at Kuri JMSDFB. From a distance unfortunately. A great ship though, its the real deal, the Lexus of MRV/LPD's. I got all excited when the NZ Govt announced they were looking for a MRV with Helo capacity to place the Frigate Canterbury and Charles Upham Sealift vessel. I started dreaming (as you do) of a San Marco Class or Osumi Class type vessel for the RNZN. Sailing up Sydney Harbour with four Oceanhawks on the deck thinking ... Now you Aussies wont look down on us Kiwi's. Oh well, in the end we got a tarted up RoRo ferry with a 25mm Bushmaster flogged off a LAV.

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