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that’s the best camouflage, would you think a 9 billion dollar super destroyer was rusty or that it was a regular garbage ship?
Thank God we didnt spend that $9bn on something essential and worthwhile, like healthcare or education. That’d be socialism!
They used a big jar of Testers Model Paint for it.
I thought Navy E-1’s only existed to take care of rust on ships……
Any iron/steel ship deployed for long cruises looks like this.
Not really the ships fault as much as who is in command of the ship.
ITT a bunch of folks that have neither served in the Navy or bothered to read the very short article.
All ships rust at sea, saltwater is super bad for metal. And you cant exactly hang your bm’s over the side to do corrosion control in the middle of the pacific.
Edit: reread the article i didnt know commander salamander was a defence contractor.
I don’t have experience in the navy but I do have some questions on this:
1) How sensitive is the stealth coating to the sea? I know B-2 bomber’s stealth coating is so sensitive that it spend most of its time in temperature controlled hangers. Coat an entire ship and dump it in salt water bath 24/7 just seems like a logistical nightmare waiting to happen.
2) Is the US navy so over stretched that even an advanced prototype get deployed for so long that no one had the time to do maintenance works?
I like the comment on how it looks like a giant eating Cheetos picked it up and wiped his ass with it.
Should’ve sprung for the electronic rust protection. The dealership usually knocks a point off your rate anyway.
All ships rust….
1. Cleaning rust over the side or on vertical surfaces isn’t standard maintenance and definitely can’t be done underway.
2. It’s a damn stealth ship, covered in radar absorbant materials that can’t just be needled and painted like you would a steel surface.
Just so people who haven’t actual worked on a ship that spends months at sea. The ocean is not a friendly place, if it can’t sink you it’s going to try and eat away at you until it can, ships will rust no matter what. If you don’t have the ability to go over the sides in port (often foreign countries have environmental restrictions that prevent painting in port) then you have no choice but to wait till you pull back in to home port.
Breaking news: “ship rusts at sea.”