Friday, April 17, 2020

Yeah, About The Big Bad Chinese Navy...

h/t John Wilder

That's gonna leave a mark. Turns out pulling a first-tier navy out of your butt is harder than it looked on paper.

Pic courtesy of J.W.
If he's not a regular read, go read his latest.

But he didn't include a metric workbook exercise for you.
I did.


idahobob said...

Oooooo, eye candy distraction.

Bear Claw Chris Lapp said...

I'm busy you do the math for me.

EasyCompany said...

Russian, not Chinese AC burning.

Aesop said...

You fail at photo interp.
Maybe click on the photo, and read the pictograms on the crane in the background?

Or try this:

EasyCompany said...

Your right.

Did a search for that pic and came back with stories of a Russian AC fire.

Never found on that Chicom ship.

My bad.

Anonymous said...

If you want a real education in what's probably in store for us as far as the next wave exploding and causing panic read this ( ) from the link in Wilders post, and especially read the comments. Then think about the all the Latin American, Caribbean immigrants (read illegal aliens) and the inner city welfare bums and gang members. Once they go hungry this summer, maybe late spring because there's already a huge problem with grocery replenishment, will be descending on the burb grocery stores like a proverbial herd of locusts. Hell, that's already a feature at the local store I shop and at Wally World Super Center 10 miles hence. There's little to no long term food at either place and there hasn't been much since mid-February.

Fresh meat has been a problem since mid-March with declining cut and quantity availability of beef, chicken and pork. Now with slaughter houses and packing plants closing, I'm expecting that in the next couple weeks there may be no fresh meat available at any price, despite what Sonny Purdue has been telling the President and the public.


ThatWouldBeTelling said...

Nemo: we've got the raw calories and minimum fats and proteins to keep people from starving, a better question will be will we deploy them, and will people accept austere rations?

Although don't confuse the consumer at home and food service supply chains, I've seen claims the later was over 50% of our food consumption. Lots of supply there, not hardly enough demand, or efforts to redirect that food to consumers.

What I'm hearing about meat packing is that generally plants are not shutting down for good, but temporarily when "too many" of their workers get COVID-19. Although per the above, ones that sell too much to the food service supply chain might have to shut down for a while because of lack of demand.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to be the one to tell you but with those narrow hips that girl couldn't have more than six or seven children.

Anonymous said...

Carriers are not as easy as they would conceptually seem, given modern aircraft. Take steam catapults. The complexities of controlling catapult force and acceleration and balancing that with aircraft weight and lift while not ripping the gear off the undercarriage is no easy feat. It's a reason that only the West and really only the US is the only country capable of doing it reliably. China, Russia, and India all, and Britain and France mostly use no catapult and rely on the aircraft's own engines to accelerate to flight speed. As a result, they must take off with a reduced load of fuel and armaments. You can tell these carriers by their stupid little ski ramp at the end. And electromagnetic cats are so difficult to reliably build and control that even after decades of development they have not yet made it to US carriers.