The most wasteful and pointless military procurement? Posted on March 12, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor The most wasteful and pointless military procurement?
What sucks is that they're all so tasteless. Like if you're gonna embezzle money to buy a private yacht why not pull out all the stops and have something truly unique commissioned instead of making yet another dime a dozen billionaire boat
You gotta admit the sailing yacht "A" and motor yacht "A" look awesome.
I think they actually are uniquely commissioned anon.
You know what I mean, all of them except A look extremely derivative
thats because deviating would likely cost a lot more money.
What matters is the interior, not the exterior.
Interiors of those things are more tasteless than exteriors. Exterior is to an degree matter of engineering, interior outside of technical spaces and bridge isn't.
ORR ROOK SAME
Zumwaltbros we got too cocky...
Reminder Congress are cowards for not signing Letters of Marque
Reminder moderns are idiots unsuited to that work. Just because your teenage boymind thinks shit is cool means nothing.
Those boats aren't Congress problem because the US is not at war and the Russians too have deniable escalation options. They're Ukraine's and perhaps the ICCs issue.
Goes completely against the rules-based order that the US already has in place
fucking walmart ass monke
F-35 and its not even close. Biggest boondoggle in human history. Bigger than the pyramids, the Great Wall, all the Cathedrals of Europe, Vietnam, Iraq and Kosovo put together
Moron, troll, and turd worlder all rolled into one. Bravo.
They managed to make a ramp look good. For such a shit surface fleet they somehow always nail the aesthetics.
lets pool our money and buy that as our PrepHolearrier, dibs on installing bubba weapon systems
>Australia is phasing them out cause they're shit
>Belgium is phasing them out cause they're shit
>Norway is phasing them out cause theyre shit
>Sweden is phasing them out cause theyre shit
What's wasteful about that ship in your picture?
Its a Thai carrier
It's a glorified royal yacht
>Her entire Harrier V/STOL jet fleet was removed from service in 2006. Although Chakri Naruebet was intended for patrols and force projection in Thai waters, a lack of funding brought on by the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis meant the carrier has spent most of her career docked at the Sattahip naval base
In short (s)he was built around using a particular harrier variant only Spain produced that neither Thailand or Spain had the materials to keep them airworthy and Thailand lacked money to buy harriers from anyone else
Why did Thailand even need a carrier?
probably makes it easier to spot for that chinese fishing fleet.
>In short (s)he was built around using a particular harrier variant only Spain produced that neither Thailand or Spain had the materials to keep them airworthy and Thailand lacked money to buy harriers from anyone else
Nothing in that ship requires that particular Harrier variant. They just originally bought second hand Spanish Harriers as cheap stop gap, then Asian financial crisis hit and they couldn't afford new Harriers or F/A-18's for their air force. Their Hornets were already being built and after cancellation those were diverted to US marines.
fun fact: it cost germany as much to produce the V2 as it cost america to produce the atomic bomb
We can go smaller
Fuck all of you, ramp carriers are soulful.
Every single thing the Indian military procures
That's not a fair comparison, since the Pajeet one is based off a Kiev-class escort carrier (smaller and less efficient in terms of internal layout), whereas the Klackon one is a Kuz.
>911 on the side
Really puts things into perspective when you realize that literally who countries like Spain and Thailand have more functional carriers than Russia.
Indian military procurement is not pointless, but by fucking God their entire procurement process goes out of its way to be as wasteful and inefficient as possible.
Just read up on the Medium Range Combat Aircraft Controversy that fucking mired India in a 10+ year long Scandal.
The Yamato class