3 Billion $ Aircraft carrier to be chosen on Thursday

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    Major Turkish companies bid for country's first aircraft carrier

    One of the designs, that is competing in the tender is the Spanish "Juan Carlos"-Class. The design belongs to Navantia.


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    The Turkish Navy has always been a joke. It is a hard thing to change donkey-jockies into sea-faring men. The testament to that are islands that sit a matter of meters off the Turkish coast which are Greek.
     
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    What a piece of shit carrier that is

    Really
     
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    Serves its purpose, and there's money to procure it (if Juan-Carlos gets chosen).
     
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    where on earth, or where in the Med would Turkey deploy a carrier. Land armies with borders on all potential points of interest have absolutely no use for them. What is Turkey going to to, attack Italy?
     
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    ^^^an LPH (Landing Ship Helicopter) is not an aircraft carrier

    Spanish "Juan Carlos"-Class is a V/STOL ship not and Aircraft Carrier. Ask the Brits how sorry V/STOL carriers are.

    The Soviets and British have tried this before and the results were less than spectacular. Nothing can touch the USN Super Carrier for performance & projection of power.
     
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    Turkey Quietly Orders Navy F-35

    The Airforce will get the conventional version.
     
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    The ships the Turkish Navy will get are multipurpose platforms.
    And yes, Aircrafts will be on them, likely the F-35.

    POLITICS - Turkish Navy adopts new high-sea strategy
     
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    You're an idiot. Turkey has no use for any kind of carrier ship. give me a scenario where aircraft carriers would be deployed where fixed-wing Turkish aircraft could not?
     
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    Erdogan and the Long Shadow of Lepanto


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