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The latest US aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford still "blow up"

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The US Navy nevertheless decided to "shock test" the newest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78). A strength test under the FSST (Full Scale Shock Trials) program will be held this year, Warspot reports with reference to the businessinsider.com portal.


The latest US aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford still "blow up"

Jackson ship tests (LCS-6) explosion


It was originally planned to "blow up" John F. Kennedy - the second aircraft carrier in this series. According to the military, such a solution would accelerate the deployment of the USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) and strengthen the capabilities fleet, but this idea was officially abandoned.

The US Navy is testing their ships for strength. For these purposes, the program developed FSST, according to which the ship is subjected to a series of three explosions. According to the authors of the testing, this should confirm that the ship is ready for military operations and will be able to "survive" after being hit by a missile or bomb strike. At a distance of less than 100 m from a ship under water, 4,5 t of explosive is undermined (the exact FSST testing method is secret). After the charge is detonated, a special team collects data from hundreds of sensors fixed at different points of the ship and determines the level of damage.

The FSST procedure will make it possible to verify the strength of the ship or to reveal design flaws for their correction when building subsequent aircraft carriers of the series. According to the unofficial version, one of the reasons for this decision is the development by China of new anti-ship missiles DF-21D.
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  1. taiga2018
    taiga2018 17 May 2018 12: 04
    +12
    it would be better to "explode" without quotes ...
    1. Dimontius
      Dimontius 17 May 2018 12: 22
      +15
      it will be screaming if it drowns wassat
      1. armourer
        armourer 18 May 2018 03: 01
        +2
        Not some armor will save a person, with a direct hit. Iron may survive, but people will smear people on the walls.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 18 May 2018 12: 42
          +1
          Quote: Dimontius
          it will be screaming if it drowns wassat

          Damn, ahead of ... I also wanted to say this.
          drinks
      2. Vladimir 5
        Vladimir 5 18 May 2018 17: 41
        0
        Trying to test the products of our shipbuilders that they are building a frigate for ten years, the forecast is not clear here, because during the construction period it rotted ... ...
    2. PFT
      PFT 17 May 2018 12: 28
      +10
      Quote: taiga2018
      it would be better to "explode" without quotes ...

      No, it’s better to ask McCain, he is cleverly able to test the strength of aircraft carriers.
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 17 May 2018 13: 25
        +3
        Quote: PFT
        No, it's better to ask for McCain, he’s cleverly doing it

        Beautiful death...
    3. MPN
      MPN 17 May 2018 12: 43
      +9
      Quote: taiga2018
      it would be better to "explode" without quotes ...

      As I understand it, they calculate the probable deviation of ammunition for an aircraft carrier 100m ...?
      1. LiSiCyn
        LiSiCyn 17 May 2018 13: 43
        +4
        Quote: MPN
        As I understand it, they calculate the probable deviation of ammunition for an aircraft carrier 100m ...?

        Moreover, they expect that there will be THREE misses ... And that's all, at such a distance. belay
        Interestingly, do special munitions take into account?
        1. MPN
          MPN 17 May 2018 13: 46
          +8
          Quote: LiSiCyn
          Interestingly, do special munitions take into account?

          No, of course, otherwise they would have tested special ammunition ... wink
    4. Sergey39
      Sergey39 17 May 2018 12: 55
      +3
      It is necessary to conduct a full crash test
      1. sibiryk
        sibiryk 17 May 2018 13: 18
        +5
        Quote: Sergey39
        It is necessary to conduct a full crash test

        I agree, on the go to the rocky shore, or at worst to the Spanish lighthouse, all design errors will immediately see laughing
  2. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 17 May 2018 12: 04
    +17
    The US Navy nevertheless decided to put the latest aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) into a "shock test". A strength test under the FSST (Full Scale Shock Trials) program will be conducted this year, Warspot reports with a link to businessinsider.com
    let us, "dagger", at the same time all make sure of everything ... fellow
    1. Hole puncher
      Hole puncher 17 May 2018 12: 07
      +5
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      let us, "dagger", at the same time all make sure of everything.

      What if they? Or "us for what?"
      1. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 17 May 2018 12: 10
        +6
        Quote: Puncher
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        let us, "dagger", at the same time all make sure of everything.

        What if they? Or "us for what?"

        so I offer help, as part of the tests!
    2. Tiksi-3
      Tiksi-3 17 May 2018 12: 31
      +7
      Quote: Andrey Yurievich
      let us, "dagger

      belay Earlier, caliber everywhere ... now a new horror story, a dagger ..... not funny ...
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    1. Vanek
      Vanek 17 May 2018 12: 09
      +8
      A little more mate and the local witch will do everything herself.
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  4. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 17 May 2018 12: 16
    +3
    I wish you success ....
  5. Guru
    Guru 17 May 2018 12: 27
    +5
    Cool money laundering, and ends in water in the literal sense.
  6. NEXUS
    NEXUS 17 May 2018 12: 29
    +6
    At a distance of less than 100 m from the ship, 4,5 tons of explosive is detonated under water (the exact FSST test method is secret)

    Better is 4,5 megatons of TNT, to be sure.
  7. san4es
    san4es 17 May 2018 12: 35
    +8
    The US Navy is testing its ships for strength. am


    1. helmi8
      helmi8 17 May 2018 12: 40
      +10
      Quote: san4es
      US Navy tests their ships for strength

      Where is Greenpeace? Well, how many fish have jammed ... belay Fiends ...
      1. san4es
        san4es 17 May 2018 12: 50
        +4
        Quote: helmi8
        ... where is Greenpeace?

        hi ... Drilling Storms ... TEXACO and SHELL Troll Competitors
        Well this is how many fish glushanuli

        ... For sale and go roast fellow
        1. NN52
          NN52 17 May 2018 12: 57
          +3
          san4es
          So I’ve never been a sailor .. But they don’t do anything like that with us? With new ships?
          And as I understand it, with such a test of the team there is probably a minimum ...
          1. san4es
            san4es 17 May 2018 13: 09
            +4
            hi Healthy Dim
            Quote: NN52
            .. And they don’t do anything like that with us? With new ships? ...

            request Yes, it seems that this was not accepted (Strength was calculated at the design stage and at TsAGI) ... Enough factory, running.
            ... And inside is fun smile
            1. NN52
              NN52 17 May 2018 13: 15
              +4
              Probably there they are all in diapers ... laughing
              1. san4es
                san4es 17 May 2018 13: 18
                +5
                Quote: NN52
                Probably there they are all in diapers ... laughing

                ... and buzzing in the trash wassat
    2. Des10
      Des10 17 May 2018 12: 43
      +3
      that's because - from the previous ones - your only normal one) (as always - thanks for the video), the rest are miserable. Do not be offended by anyone.
    3. NEXUS
      NEXUS 17 May 2018 13: 11
      +4
      Quote: san4es
      The US Navy is testing its ships for strength.

      You’re not showing it ... wink
      1. san4es
        san4es 17 May 2018 13: 16
        +3
        hi Hey.
        Quote: NEXUS
        ... Not that you show ... wink

        ... Yeah, I saw ... Then to the bottom (who "survived") recourse
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 17 May 2018 13: 20
          +2
          Quote: san4es
          Hey.

          Hi hi
          Quote: san4es
          . Yeah, I saw ... Then to the bottom (who "survived")

          To test, so to test. Moreover, the same Poseidon will carry up to 2 megatons. What are 4,5 tons of explosives? wink
          1. san4es
            san4es 17 May 2018 13: 51
            +5
            Quote: NEXUS
            ... the same Poseidon will carry up to 2 megatons.

            ...Besides:
            55 years ago - October 10 1957 of the year passed the first tests of the national torpedo with a nuclear combat charging compartment (BSO) from a submarine. This date is of great importance for Russian submariners. Our submarines received a substantial argument at sea in a dispute over maritime dominion in front of a likely adversary.
            Torpedo 53-58, launched from the S-144 submarine (1st-Class Captain G.V. Lazarev) of Project 613, after 10 kilometers, exploded at a depth of 35 meters. The result of her action was the sinking of two destroyers, two submarines and two minesweepers. There were no more ships in the bay, otherwise they would have been carried away to the depths of the sea. Understanding the importance of new weapons, which can determine the result not of a separate naval battle, but of an entire operation, already in 1958 the Navy adopted a 53-58 torpedo with a RDS-9 nuclear warhead.
            Other projects
            In parallel with the work on the T-15 torpedo of 1550 mm caliber, the 9-mm T-533 combined-cycle torpedo that the sailors “dreamed” about was specially designed for the RDS-5 atomic charge. In 1955, at the stage of state testing of the T-5 torpedo with nuclear warheads, the first underwater nuclear explosion was successfully carried out. In 1958, the T-5 was adopted by the Navy under the index 53-58. However, the production of these torpedoes was small-scale. Subsequently, a unified BZO with a nuclear charge was developed for installation on 533 mm torpedoes, and then 650 mm nuclear torpedoes.
            In 1961, the idea of ​​a super-torpedo with a super-powerful charge was revived at the proposal of A.D. Sakharov, the new torpedo was supposed to be used as a means of delivery of particularly powerful 100- or more megaton thermonuclear charges to the coast of a potential enemy. Here it is worth referring to the “Memoirs” of Academician Sakharov, where he wrote:
            “After the test” of the Big Product, I was worried that there was no good carrier for it (bombers do not count - they can be easily knocked down) - that is, in the military sense we worked for nothing. I decided that such a carrier could be a big one torpedo launched from a submarine. I fantasized that it would be possible to develop a direct-flow, water-vapor atomic engine (!) for such a torpedo.
            The purpose of the attack from a distance of several hundred km.,
            should become enemy ports. War at sea is lost if ports are destroyed. The hull of such a torpedo can be made very durable, it will not be afraid of mines and fencing networks. OF COURSE, DESTRUCTION OF PORTS - AS A LATERAL EXPLOSION OF A TORPEDA “HOPPING” FROM WATER FROM WATER WITH A 100 MEGATED CHARGE, SUCH AS AN UNDERWATER EXPLOSION IS INEVITABLY PAIRED WITH VERY LARGE LARGE. hi
            http://army-news.ru/2012/11/nedolgaya-sudba-yader
            noj-supertorpedy /
            1. NEXUS
              NEXUS 17 May 2018 13: 55
              +2
              Quote: san4es
              In parallel with the work on the T-15 torpedo of 1550 mm caliber, the 9-mm T-533 combined-cycle torpedo that the sailors “dreamed” about was specially designed for the RDS-5 atomic charge.

              I just wrote in another branch ... if you make a smaller version of Poseidon for caliber 533 mm and with a nuclear warhead in a megaton, then the platform for such a torpedo can be any platform with a standard SLT. But the problem is, is it possible to create such a nuclear reactor for such a small torpedo?
              1. san4es
                san4es 17 May 2018 14: 13
                +4
                Quote: NEXUS
                ... for a caliber of 533 mm .... is it possible to create such a nuclear reactor for such a small torpedo?


                what ... Well, since there is a CR with a poison engine .... if you work ... recourse

                1. Artem Popov
                  Artem Popov 22 May 2018 23: 50
                  0
                  exists in the form of fantasy, no more.
            2. msm
              msm 18 May 2018 15: 55
              0
              no pity.
  8. Mr urri
    Mr urri 17 May 2018 12: 40
    +2
    Is a direct hit weak? Or will he drown out of fear?
  9. g1washntwn
    g1washntwn 17 May 2018 13: 04
    +1
    For what? Give the Mask, he will plant his steps on it, refuel there and back into space without dangling to the shore.
  10. Wedmak
    Wedmak 17 May 2018 13: 05
    +2
    Doubtful some kind of test. A medium-force storm will hit the side like this. The ship will survive by itself.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 17 May 2018 13: 31
      +3
      The waves are only on the surface
      and underwater explosion test the body
      on a hydraulic strike - an imitation of a mine or a torpedo.
  11. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 17 May 2018 13: 12
    +1
    It would be better if they asked the Russians to "test" with Granite))
    ..with special warhead, preferably wassat
  12. kakvastam
    kakvastam 17 May 2018 13: 14
    +5
    Apparently, the ship is hung up with acceleration sensors, pasted over with tensometers, etc., and then use the obtained data in the calculations, increasing it by an order or two. Four and a half tons, of course, about nothing, but it would be strange to heat an expensive piece of iron.
  13. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 17 May 2018 13: 28
    0
    And in Russia, ships experience explosions like
    in a way?
  14. Sarcasm
    Sarcasm 17 May 2018 14: 00
    +1
    They test theory with practice, but with us (with a fool), with theory. But they save money on repairs and explosives).
  15. Rostislav
    Rostislav 17 May 2018 14: 24
    +7
    You can scramble as much as you like, but the idea is sound. The distance and power of the charge are selected so that the ship is guaranteed not to receive critical damage, and at the same time, a hundred load cells will evaluate the stresses that have arisen in different places of the hull power structures. Very useful data for designers.
    Knowing the characteristics of the materials, the design of the hull’s hull and the technical characteristics of the enemy’s missiles and shells, it is quite possible to calculate the degree of survivability of the ship, depending on what and where it “flew”.
  16. bogart047
    bogart047 17 May 2018 15: 06
    +2
    good undertaking. It is only possible if the country has a lot of money and the series will be big.
  17. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 17 May 2018 15: 34
    +1
    We need them to “crash test” with our “Dagger” to conduct .... well, look for one, is it worth it to build aircraft carriers further .....
  18. Engineer
    Engineer 17 May 2018 15: 39
    +5
    For some reason I remembered wink
  19. Chicha squad
    Chicha squad 17 May 2018 15: 40
    0
    That would be wrong with the location of explosives
  20. sanches-nk
    sanches-nk 17 May 2018 19: 14
    0
    Would give us a dagger to test it))))
  21. Wolka
    Wolka 17 May 2018 19: 22
    0
    Well, yes, they want to wash the Yankees denyuzhki, bit it, they can’t chew already ...
  22. Metallurg_2
    Metallurg_2 17 May 2018 21: 05
    0
    It will be funny if it drowns during trials ...
  23. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 17 May 2018 21: 27
    +1
    This will not help them, Caliber, Onyx and Zircons will smash any US ship to pieces ... Let them explode 4.5 tons of explosives right on the deck, then it will clearly survive or not ...
  24. Old26
    Old26 17 May 2018 21: 34
    +1
    Quote: MPN
    Quote: LiSiCyn
    Interestingly, do special munitions take into account?

    No, of course, otherwise they would have tested special ammunition ... wink

    Well, actually, just go and get tested with special ammunition. It’s not necessary to count the Americans. And the distance is calculated in advance. Equivalent to a certain charge, incl. and special ammunition. We also experienced our BZHRK explosion in the frontal and end plane at a certain distance. For some reason they didn’t think of trying out special ammunition.
  25. Sarcasm
    Sarcasm 17 May 2018 22: 15
    +1
    The calculations are good, of course, but suddenly Vasya will pick up badly or the steel will be brought to the wrong grade from such mistakes and insure (explosion) quality control.
  26. Slavon
    Slavon 18 May 2018 07: 01
    +1
    For an experiment, it would be better to come to an agreement with ours and use the “Dagger” rocket and not explode 100 meters away, but with a direct hit.
  27. TimurEkgardt
    TimurEkgardt 18 May 2018 11: 44
    0
    4,5 tons per 100 meters. They would have asked to bawl at him with some DRY, such a test would be more reliable.
    1. TimurEkgardt
      TimurEkgardt 18 May 2018 11: 59
      +1
      Damn, I just remembered a joke.
      There is a cruiser on the sea. suddenly one of the sailors notices that the submarine launched a torpedo over them. He immediately informs the captain, the captain is not lost and knowing the capabilities of his team, gives instructions from which it follows that the boatswain descends into the hold and hits a torpedo with a member at the supposed location. No sooner said than done.
      I got down, I waited for an approximate time, BABAH ... The ship is sinking, everyone on the rescue boats blur. The captain simply yells: "Where is the boatswain? I’m with you ... and I ask, where is this m ... n boatswain?" From the wreckage, the boatswain's head emerges and says, "Here I am dragging the captain."
      -What have you done, nerd?
      -As you said, the truck captain beat a member at the intended location of a torpedo hit.
      -She passed by !!!

      So here. Such a boatswain needs to be tested.
  28. Gungar
    Gungar 18 May 2018 12: 00
    0
    Something about nothing. At least they wrote on what depth they placed this charge.
    And so unless check on the sensors where what voltages and vibrations on the structures went.
    These 4.5 tons would have flopped on the surface or at deck level, I think it would have been more fun and clear.
  29. ioan-e
    ioan-e 18 May 2018 12: 00
    0
    Horseradish technique, unreliable! For reliability, the charge must be placed exactly between the reactors!
  30. nikoliski
    nikoliski 18 May 2018 12: 35
    0
    If the X-22 gets on board, it will be more serious than the TNT explosion 100 meters from the ship
  31. msm
    msm 18 May 2018 15: 53
    +1
    Can we help you as a tailor? Disinterestedly!
  32. gromoboj
    gromoboj 20 May 2018 02: 03
    0
    Better bu "Granite" was asked to shy. I think our MO would not refuse =)
  33. NordUral
    NordUral 21 May 2018 18: 42
    0
    Empty is the matter of these trials. When rockets fly over them, and from all sides and in all directions, it will be too late and anyway already. The history of civilization will end. But what and who will remain and whether it remains is another question.