France sink US aircraft carrier

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France Navy website and France's Defense Ministry websites published this news and then deleted it shorty after.



"A series of joint naval drills between the United States and France recently didn't quite turn out the way the US, no doubt, expected. The practice scenario ended with the French nuclear submarine that was acting the part of an enemy ship "sinking" the American aircraft carrier and most of its escort."

Read more: French Submarine Sinks Entire US Aircraft Carrier Group During Wargames Sputnik International
 

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Carriers are just targets anyway
 

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That scenario is quite possible.

The Japanese sank everything in sight for six months in WWII in the Pacific, including American battle ships, carriers, and cruisers The IJN was clearly superior in tactics and some equipment, but cryptography, some luck, and our admiral made the Incredible Victory and the Battle of Midway.
 

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Good thats what theses are for,find weakness's and address them,tweaking operational tactics.
 

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The operational deployment of the Chinese DF-21D ballistic anti-ship missile has called into question the continued viability of carrier battle groups. Even if this missile isn't as capable as they claim, this future family of weapons will mean a rethinking of naval strategy. 10 years from now, large carrier battle groups are going to have a hard time operating effectively.

How far will carrier stand off distance become before their over-the-horizon capability is diminished? How higher will their already massive defensive armament become before they're spending more on defensive than offensive capability?
 

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Gee wonder if we should have replaced our ASW plane on board. Chinese sub surfaced right in middle of our TF....something is wrong and better be fixed quick like
 

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The operational deployment of the Chinese DF-21D ballistic anti-ship missile has called into question the continued viability of carrier battle groups. Even if this missile isn't as capable as they claim, this future family of weapons will mean a rethinking of naval strategy. 10 years from now, large carrier battle groups are going to have a hard time operating effectively.

How far will carrier stand off distance become before their over-the-horizon capability is diminished? How higher will their already massive defensive armament become before they're spending more on defensive than offensive capability?
Carriers are useless against anything but Third World countries with no defense against them.
 

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When we were in battle scenarios, every time we "posed" as a carrier we got sunk.
As ourself, a battleship, we always won.
:thup:
:salute:
 

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Carriers are still an extraordinary way to project US power. They are never alone, always have a small armada of ships blocking for them like chess pieces protecting their King:

A carrier strike group[1] (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates,[2] and a carrier air wing of 65 to 70 aircraft. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. The carrier strike group commander operationally reports to the commander of the numbered fleet who is operationally responsible for the area of waters in which the carrier strike group is operating
 

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