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Italian Navy Discussions and Updates

Discussion in 'Navy & Maritime' started by JFoulke, Mar 2, 2018.

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  1. StingrayOZ

    StingrayOZ Well-Known Member

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    Adding a ramp is probably easier than removing one that has been designed into the ship. Also, I kind of like our latent naval aviation capability.
     
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    HMS Invincible - [​IMG]

    The ramp on HMS Hermes was further forward, extending to the edge of the original deck. I think it was easier to do that than on the Invincibles, because Hermes had a carrier flight deck, full width & right to the bow.

    The Italian carriers have both been built with ski-jumps designed in, but on Cavour it looks rather like that on Invincible. Giuseppe Garibaldi has a more neatly integrated ski-jump. Both Italian carriers - Cavour in the foreground.

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    Launching on Italian Navy new Frigates Paolo Thaon di Revel. Interesting design, but for me, I don't know..not really catching up yet..but interesting and bit more futuristic.

    Well maybe like Jeremy Clarkson said when talking about Alfa or other Italian Cars in old Top Gear or Grand Tour..you must feel the ''soul' and 'art' of it, before you appreciate an Italian design..;)
     
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  4. CJohn

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    That is definitely an artistic new bow design.

    Not only an Italian first, but a world first I would think ! o_O
     
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    What the ??

    Can any of our naval enthusiasts try explain the thinking behind the design?

    It is surely the strangest-looking bow I have ever seen.

    Good find, Ananda.
     
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    Well, the Italian navy has a slightly different opinion on the ski-jump timeline. Always has. No mention was made before the launch for political reasons, but the ski-jump design was finalised after the data from last year's embarked trials in QUEEN ELIZABETH.

    Two photos attached showing TRIESTE getting the F-35B treatment. Photo source unknown - they appeared in social media yesterday but the I have no idea whose they are.
     

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    I saw them in another forum in a a post by "Eaglespotters"
     
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    Blackshoe Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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    Increase fuel efficiency by decreasing drag caused by the bow cutting through the water would be my guess.

    Similar to bulbous bows, but...razor bows.