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The Roman Fleet of the Republic
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no, you dont get it. As I said, if you have same crew, with same experience, then superior number of rowers will make its effect. Why then Bireme is not faster than Trireme, when it is in the same situation? after all Bireme is just a 15-20 ton ship vs 40ton Trireme...

And for Zumwalt, its being fielded with 3 ships built. its costly ship, but its the future. and no, you cannot put STEALTH on normal ships.. whole point of tumblehome construction was due to how radar waves are hitting the hull of ordinary ships and deflecting it widely, so its easy to track those ships at extreme ranges.. with Zumwalt, good luck. I wouldnt be surprised, there will be another take on that ship in the future, when certain technologies are a bit cheaper, the same way as F-35 takes over F-22. And same way, If F-35 was stopped after just 180built (like F-22) its unit price would be same as with F-22.. yet with 2500 planes built, unit price will go down dramatically to the level even 4gen fighters cant compete with.. same would be true with Zumwalt..


and btw, they didnt had to build sea jet to test the shape... but the software and hardware that keeps the stability on harsh sea...

anyway, back to your Hannibal the Rhodian - we actually dont know for certain what ship type he had, and what ship type caught him. But we know Romans operated Triremes as well, and Triremes were faster than anything else.. therefore the reason why Rhodian was able to escape was not because of his ship, but because of his crew... and most likely, also the crew was important to his capture.. Romans could just take picked men for that chase, best men they had in entire fleet to caught with him..

so actually, at one point, you diminish my numbers i provided, and tell that they have no impact because ship construction speed doesn't matter, but at the other side, you give Rhodian capture as an example and try to put the main difference on a ship type...
Jaroslav Jakubov
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The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by Steven James - 09-18-2016, 01:38 PM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by Alecto - 09-20-2016, 08:36 AM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by Alecto - 09-20-2016, 08:48 AM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 09-20-2016, 02:02 PM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 09-23-2016, 02:12 PM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 09-24-2016, 05:47 AM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 09-25-2016, 08:17 AM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 09-30-2016, 01:28 PM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 10-01-2016, 07:23 AM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 10-01-2016, 05:03 PM
RE: The Roman Fleet of the Republic - by JaM - 10-03-2016, 12:45 PM

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