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Offline Archibald

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Another aircraft carrier...
« on: July 04, 2006, 12:15:24 am »
To complete nils Haddock carrier, here's mine, inspirated by the Kuznetsov...its a dedicated, Ski-jump carrier for the USMC (even if their LPH carry Harriers, they needed a dedicated carrier).
The carrier was made grafting a flight deck to an old cruiser (my uncle gave it to me when I was a child, but I never know what ship it was in real world!)
There was two name in competition for the ship A.Rickover (in memory of a famous Navy commander)  or Harry Cover... I prefer the last!



King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006, 12:37:13 am »
What?  No:
Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller?
Gregory "Pappy" Boyington?
John H. Glenn?
Rodger W. Young?
Carlos Hathcock?

There's probably other famous USMC that I can't think of at this point in time.  However I am sure they (USMC) would not want to operate a surface warfare ship named after a Submarine Admiral (perhaps the ghost of Admiral Rickover would object too).   They do after all advertise themselves as "the few, the proud, the Marines.".  I suppose your Foreign Legion has a similar line of advertising (if they do have a line of advertising). B)  

 
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Another aircraft carrier...
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2006, 01:28:37 am »
Well in fact things are much more simpler : the name of this boat is a (disastrous :rolleyes: ) joke...
Harry Cover = Haricots Verts = French beans  B)  
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.

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Another aircraft carrier...
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2006, 09:01:36 am »
nice work, good job  :wub:  
on the bench:

-all kinds of things.

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Another aircraft carrier...
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2006, 09:07:46 am »
To be sincere, a bit crude compared to your haddock...!!! Merci!!!  
King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?

Well regardless I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, that to stay here and die on this poo-hole island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.