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Friday, February 18, 2005

Jimmy Carter Multi-Mission Platform

For the more technically-oriented reader, this 25 page report has some information on the Jimmy Carter's 100 foot Multi-Mission Platform section. One interesting item (other than the claim that the addition of the MMP will reduce Carter's speed by 2 knots from the Seawolf class standard) is the comparison in size and complexity between a 747 and the normal Seawolf.
Boeing 777 Airliner SEAWOLF Class Nuclear Attack Submarine
Weight (T) 250 9137
Length (Ft.) 200 353
Number of Systems 40 230
Crew Size 10 (2 pilots) 116
Patrol Duration (Hr.) 8-14 ~2,100
Number of Parts to Assemble 100,000 1,100,000
Assembly Man-hours/Unit 50,000 23,000,000
Production Time (Mo.) 14 72
Production Rate (Units/Yr.) 72 0.16

Well, this table sucks. My HTML skillz just aren't up the the task. Basically, the first number is for the 747, the second is for a non-Jimmy Carter Seawolf.

Going deep...

Back up for a quick trip to PD: Here's an interesting summary of the HMCS Chicoutimi story, including a good discussion of the possible electrical faults that existed when the ship was delivered to the Canadian Navy. Maybe they do it different up north, but I personally couldn't see how the British are entirely to blame, unless they deliberately withheld documents that the Canadians had asked for. If you're going to buy a sub, I'd make sure I knew everthing there was to know about the material condition and history, and wouldn't take delivery until I had the info.

Now, going deep...

3 Comments:

Blogger ninme said...

I wish I still had that op/ed from the National Post written soon after the incident. It was right up your alley. Very informative, very cutting, very fisky... I think the consensus is that the Canadians don't care enough about their armed forces to spend the time or money making sure they're well equipped, and blaming it all on the British won't fly, this time. I won't try to describe it any further than that, because I really don't remember it well enough not to misrepresent it. If any of your readers are column-clippers in Canada, though...

2/19/2005 12:06 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 25 page report mentioned is not accessible in Canada.

Is it accessible at all?

Thanks

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