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Welcome LPD-26 J.P Murtha - The USN's Latest Toy

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  1. SvenSvensonov

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    *not all of the pictures are of LPD-26

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    The Navy will christen the amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD-26) tomorrow at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.

    The tenth ship in the class is named after Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), who served 37 years in the Marine Corps and 36 years in Congress. As a Marine, he served in Vietnam, earned the Bronze Star with Combat “V” and two Purple Hearts, and retired as a colonel in 1990. As a congressman, he chaired the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee that provides funding to the military services.

    “Both in uniform and in the halls of Congress, Chairman Murtha dedicated his life to serving his country both in the Marine Corps and Congress. His unwavering support of our Sailors and Marines, and in particular of our wounded warriors, was well known and deeply appreciated,” Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said in April 2010 when he announced the ship would be named after Murtha, who died a month and a half earlier.

    Murtha’s daughter, Donna Murtha, serves as the ship sponsor and will break a bottle of sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the christening ceremony. Huntington Ingalls Industries CEO Mike Petters and Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias will speak at the ceremony, and House Minority Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will be the featured speaker at the event.

    Murtha launched from the shipyard on Oct. 30, 2014. The ship is scheduled to deliver to the Navy in 2016.

    The next ship in the class, Portland (LPD-27), is set to launch next year. Portland would have been the last ship in the class, but Congress over the past few years pushed for the Navy to build a 12th LPD. Lawmakers authorized incremental funding and over three fiscal years put money towards the LPD, which has dropped in cost from more than $2 billion to about $1.7 billion.

    *Each Helo is 98 ft 10 in. with rotors, there are four of them!
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    Wtf is that ? :o:
    :usflag: US when you will stop making Awesome Stuff ? :usflag::drag:
     
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    Meanwhile russians are unable to make even 1 of ivan gren class
     
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    Too small..we need a bigger stick
     
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    :usflag::usflag: States are always ahead, our R$D is the best have to say that
     
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    Can't wait for LPD flIght IIA
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  7. nomi007

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    WOW
     
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    Why is it shown with old -a $$ chinooks , if it's the latest toy , to me it doesn't look like the latest toy , merely a helicopter carrier , which france has a dozen too
     
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    I am sure the small boats can destroy this too like the mock aircraft carrier :omghaha:
     
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    Still a bunch of old-a$$ american choppers taking off a french design
     
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    What a true beauty , wow thx for sharing loved it .
     
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    Because those are old pics. The Sea Knights were retired in replacement by the Osprey. And Chinooks are capable aircraft that no other aircraft can easily do what it can do. First time I heard France have a dozen of these. And remember that it is still an important asset for amphibious assault on a planet surface covered by 70% in water.
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    A relatively simple LPD.
     
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    you sure its simple ? :whistle:
    but its beautiful :smitten::usflag:
     
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    France has 3 Mistral class LHD, and 1 Foudre LPD. That is it.
    By comparison, the USN

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    • America class – 1 in commission, 1 under construction, 9 more planned
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    FInally, you cannot apparently tell the USMC workhorse CH-46 Sea Knight from the Army heavy lifter CH-47 Chinook.
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    Here the two fly together
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    These are to scale. Compare Tonnere and Mistral (21,300 tonnes full load) to the US LHA/LHDs (39,967 to 41,150 to 45,693 tonnes full load, for Tarawa, Wasp and America classes respectively)

    Foundre class LPD 12,000 tonnes (full load) v. San Antonio class 25,300 t (full load)
     
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