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2019-05-17 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Attack the navy with 5000 speedboats? Didn't Japan try that with planes in Okinawa?
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Posted by 3dc 2019-05-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336086 views ]  Top
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#1 It's 1945. Technology is much more sophisticated. It'd be like shooting fish in a barrel.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-05-17 07:32||   2019-05-17 07:32|| Front Page Top

#2 It's not 1945.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-05-17 07:32||   2019-05-17 07:32|| Front Page Top

#3 Bad comparison. Japan didn't have standoff high speed missiles.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-05-17 07:41||   2019-05-17 07:41|| Front Page Top

#4 Yes and it worked quite well in Okinawa. They caused a great deal of damage.
Posted by Herb McCoy  2019-05-17 07:46||   2019-05-17 07:46|| Front Page Top

#5 ..and what did Japan look like after it was over? Sort of encouraged the idea to throw at them anything and everything before the next invasion schedule.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-05-17 09:04||   2019-05-17 09:04|| Front Page Top

#6 Target area saturation is what the Iranians are going for. More missiles than we have the ability to shoot down. It is a good and cheap strategy for them. For now. Once the laser AWS (Anti-weapon systems) start being deployed, we can take out a vastly greater number of missiles and speedboats with those things.
Posted by DarthVader 2019-05-17 09:38||   2019-05-17 09:38|| Front Page Top

#7 Two words: Phalanx CIWS
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-17 09:51||   2019-05-17 09:51|| Front Page Top

#8 A speedboat doing 157 kph? Isn't that like 100 mph?

On a glassy lake, maybe. But just wait until they upgrade to the stealth speedboats!
Posted by Bobby 2019-05-17 10:12||   2019-05-17 10:12|| Front Page Top

#9 Boats going 100 mph can not deal with waves.
Fuel air explosives over the waves or something bigger under the water would end the threat. Just saying and it wouldn't be PC. Napalm wouldn't do bad either...
Posted by 3dc 2019-05-17 10:35||   2019-05-17 10:35|| Front Page Top

#10 We really should quit tying our hands behind our backs in combat situations and just liquidate the attacking enemy.
Posted by 3dc 2019-05-17 10:38||   2019-05-17 10:38|| Front Page Top

#11 Kamikazes had some success but it was a bad deal for the pilots and, as you may recall, they lost Okinawa as well as all the other major battles in the Pacific after Pearl Harbor.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-05-17 11:08||   2019-05-17 11:08|| Front Page Top

#12 These are Flying Carpet Boats™, unimpeded by waves
Posted by Frank G 2019-05-17 11:08||   2019-05-17 11:08|| Front Page Top

#13 Ref #10: Wars are our business, and business is good.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-05-17 11:09||   2019-05-17 11:09|| Front Page Top

"Flying carpet boats". Good one.
Posted by Roger Smith 2019-05-17 13:56||   2019-05-17 13:56|| Front Page Top

After watching a few you-tube scenarios of 50 cals against drone speedboats in training sessions, my money is on the speedboats.
Posted by Roger Smith 2019-05-17 14:00||   2019-05-17 14:00|| Front Page Top

#16 ^ how about bofors or phalanx?
Posted by chris 2019-05-17 17:21||   2019-05-17 17:21|| Front Page Top

#17 20mm Oerlikon. The US Navy kept trying to retire it and kept rediscovering that it is needed for dealing with small craft especially inshore.
Posted by magpie 2019-05-17 18:38||   2019-05-17 18:38|| Front Page Top

#18 Refresh my memory: are these the same people who gave kids plastic keys to paradise and sent them in to clear minefields?

They don't have to destroy our whole military--just enough to induce one party to drop support.

I'd love to know what exactly is going on behind the scenes here...
Posted by james  2019-05-17 21:27||  2019-05-17 21:27|| Front Page Top

#19 Wonder what an FAE going off in the middle of their formation would do. Hard to hit, I'd imagine, but...
Posted by Whusoling de Medici5845 2019-05-17 21:47||   2019-05-17 21:47|| Front Page Top

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