I would sort out the USMC in 5 minutes

This is the aircraft they need for island hopping in the Pacific. It doesn't even need computers and backup computers or tiny little shafts spinning at tremendous RPM to link both props.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >takes too many G's and the wing breaks off
    Oopsie daisy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Fancy flying like that will get you a firing squad and a trip to club GITMO in my marine corps.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >slower than a helicopter
        >uses more fuel than a C-130
        >less useful load than a C-130

        Firing squad is the best execution method. I'm glad that SCOTUS agreed with me.

        Overall the only benefit a seaplane has is to land on a beach to load marines back up AFTER the fighting is already over. On attack you're airdropping everything (preferably onto defensible terrain not under enemy fire)
        Anything too big to be airdropped, couldn't be flown anyways and has to come in via landing craft.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're an idiot for many reasons starting with you utter ignorance of combat aircraft other than as shapes on a screen. have a nice day.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The overall design is pretty solid. You could make some tweaks with wing placement in the modern material age but there’s nothing wrong with bringing a prop based seaplane into the 21st century. Especially considering the US military is in the process of doing literally that by converting c-130s into modular sea planes.

      And let’s be honest, I’m the event of a hot war in the pacific, logistics is going to be a major factor in victory. Sea planes would play a big roll and are seriously being considered by experts much more intelligent than you

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >The overall design is pretty solid.

        And this is a perfectly "solid" design for troop movement too, according to OP's myopic, ignorant ideas:

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >And let’s be honest, I’m the event of a hot war in the pacific, logistics is going to be a major factor in victory.
        yes, that's why we have lots of boats.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Actually we don’t. the US navy only has. 4 or 5 logistics ships. A recent study showed not nearly enough, and they are scrambling for new logistics trains for this very reason. Keep up moron

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The USN operates 14 Lewis and Clark-class dry goods ships. 18 Vehicle cargo ships ( 4 different classes). 15 replenishment oilers, 2 Supply-class fast combat support ships. USN also has 5 fuel tankers and 7 container ships.

            There are also another 20-40 various cargo and supply ships in the ready reserve force that can be activated in the event of an emergency.

            There are also expeditionary transports and landing dock ships that can serve similar roles depending on the circumstances.

            Not to mention the ships on order or currently under construction.
            No idea why you think the USN would only have 4 or 5 logistics ships.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >No idea why you think the USN would only have 4 or 5 logistics ships.
              he's a chink asking for an unwitting western autismo to do his research for him.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I suppose, still you'd think just general common sense would tell you the US has far more than 4 or 5 logistics ships.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Reformers actually believe this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OPs point of using an exact unmodernized sea plane is retarded. But a propellor based sea plane similarly sized to the Catalina would have a massive positive impact for marine and naval logistics in the pacific

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        While I agree that the Corps needs logistical support outside of Osprey's and LCAC's, I'm not sure a seaplane is the final solution

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >final solution
          Watch out garden gnomes
          But in all seriousness it would have to be a mix of distributed solutions. Boats (manned and unmanned) sea planes, whether it’s DARPAs ekranoplane clone or the C130 conversion, and traditional cargo planes

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >KEEP IT TOGETHER, LOOSEY GOOSEY!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    needs turbo props

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just disband the usmc

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Looks like we have to do it now.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      no, the marines are fine, the navy is the problem – move the marines under space force control and drop them from space

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Capsule-troopers
        A few problems:
        >Reentry Plasma is a gigantic IR emitter and Radar reflector, even if the capsule was otherwise stealthy
        >Economy of scale or heavy equipment favors fewer bigger pods, a large basket of eggs to intercept
        >need to either use landing rockets or to jump from pod like an airborne operation
        >capsule-troops would probably need supplemental oxygen like a HALO jumper, especially if they're in smaller pods or jump out of the pod
        It has all the features of an airborne operation, except it has a high arcing and visible delivery method, but it might be a little faster. It isn't unworkable and we've had the technology to do it since the 1960s.

        Personally I think the optimal pod size is about a platoon+equipment and they ride the pod all the way down with landing rockets at the last moment. The obvious risk is that any failure is a total loss compared to a HALO where the majority of chutes would be fine (actual military would probably have all the personnel HALO).

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Dropping pods from orbit
          >Not using space planes to dip into upper athmo for deployment
          Jesus c'mon man

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Chink running scared leathernecks will blindfold them with fishing line.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The US was considering hopping on the US-2 at some point, but idk where that is at now. I think they should hop on the upcoming US-X/US-3 similar to what they are doing with the MAAV.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      americans are just learning how to use flying boats, US-2 has become more prominent in joint exercises recently

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I thought we were specifically developing a new generation of helicopters for island hopping that are able to serviced at FOBs with minimal crew and parts.

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