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Warhorse64

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  1. Ralf, it has to be either Win 7 Professional or Ultimate. I've been using the SE with Win 7 Pro 64 bit for a long time now. Windows Virtual PC For what it's worth, VPC is only supposed to run on Vista Pro or Ultimate as well. The fact is that I've run it for over a year on Vista Home Premium without any problems. The only limitation I've found is that MS won't provide tech support if you have one of the lower end OSs installed. Just click past the warnings during the install process. Buddha Erm ... Buddha, didn't we decide there were legal issues with that course a while back?
  2. Yes, that's right. The problem is that the SE is a 16-bit program, and your 64-bit OS is not set up to run those, you need a 16-bit or 32-bit OS for that. Some sort of virtual pc is usually the best solution.
  3. China is about to have some 'interesting times' ...
  4. I'm not sure the Tico would always have the advantage for sonar. The towed sonar on the Slava can be deployed below the layer, which negates the 50% range penalty for cross-layer detection that the Tico will necessarily suffer in most cases. CZ might put things back in favour of the Tico in blue water, though.
  5. Yes, but was the Harrier's V/STOL capability relevant in that conflict? I don't really recall them doing anything that couldn't have been done by CTOL fighters flying from CVLs.
  6. This article leaves me with the odd feeling that the reporters have carefully studied the issue, probably even talked to a few operators, and yet somehow still managed to miss the point ...
  7. The ship in #1 and #6 is a Tico. Not sure about the big greys in #3, the near one looks like an amphib of some sort, maybe a Whidbey Island?
  8. CV32: I see a premise for a whole series of scenarios here, in multiple theaters. Yeah, I hear you ... nudge us again in a couple of weeks if you haven't seen anything.
  9. Or an impressive number unmanned air vehicles. Or at least a couple of moths. Which is what you get when the silkworms grow up ...
  10. You will perhaps recall that the last time America put an embassy in Iran, it didn't work out so well ... IMO, in this case, the lack of embassies is quite rational.
  11. I'm not sure whether it would count as cynicism or realism to say so, but I find myself wondering if that thought isn't being thought at both ends of the putative line. The worldviews are certainly radically different ...
  12. Okay, fair enough. My copy of 4.1 shows the basic Spruance to have the Harpoons right from the start, as far as I can tell, but I vaguely remember reading somewhere that they were somewhat controversial as built for having just the two guns plus torps and ASROC ...
  13. Spruance DDs have two single-barrel 5" guns, one forward, one aft. Also, I'm not sure what version of the game you are using here, but my 4.1 Data Annex says the Spruance has two quadruple launchers for Harpoon SSMs, which you may want to use on that frigate.
  14. Erm ... Sorry, but Hotel class was an SSBN. The first Soviet SSN, IIRC, was the November class.
  15. I think he's dead wrong. AI is only going to get better as computers improve, and good strategy games take TOO LONG to play - there will always be a lot of trouble finding a live opponent who can give you enough time on your schedule. Also, far too many people in online games behave like complete jerks. As the AIs get better, that's going to be a serious issue, if it isn't already ...
  16. Certainly that's what Lockheed Martin would like everyone to believe. *shrug* If you want a stealthy attack jet, it's the only one available. If you don't think you'll need the stealth, there's no reason to even look at it. Either way, there's no competition. (But with that said, in HC terms, the only advantage that an F-35C has over a properly handled F-18E is two extra AIM-120Ds ... )
  17. I would have thought that the audience (and staff!) for a magazine called 'Flight International' would be sophisticated enough to recognize that THERE IS NOTHING FOR THE F-35 TO COMPETE *WITH* ...
  18. HCDB-110908: Airborne radars APG-77(v)1, APG-79 AESA and APG-81 AESA have the flags 'SS (airborne)' and LDSD. Since these are radars for the F-22, F-18, and F-35, respectively, I would have expected them to have the 'AS (airborne)' flag as well? Or does 'LDSD' take care of that already?
  19. Oy ... sounds like a good way to get a bunch of activists sent to Davy Jones' locker ...
  20. Okay ... SS Grayback - text description refers to a Bulgarian frigate. I believe this is just because the text field indicator in the db was left at the default '0' setting. SS Oberon - this is a UK boat with nationality listed as US. SSGN Ohio - the Trident II SSGN tubes are somewhat underloaded. 22 tubes * 7 missiles per tube = 154 missiles capacity. Only 35 * 3 = 105 missiles provided. SSN Los Angeles (1989) - torpedo firing arcs only extend 60 deg off centre vs 90 deg. SSN Permit (1989) - torpedo firing arcs only extend 60 deg off centre vs 90 deg. SSN Providence (688I/98) - AFAIK, all 688-type boats had a max loadout of 26 torpedo-type weapons. This one has 34 - 18 Mk48s and 16 Tomahawks. SSN San Juan (688I/98) - AFAIK, all 688-type boats had a max loadout of 26 torpedo-type weapons. This one has 34 - 18 Mk48s and 16 Tomahawks. SSN Seawolf (575) - torpedo firing arcs only extend 60 deg off centre vs 90 deg. SSN Skate - torpedo firing arcs only extend 60 deg off centre vs 90 deg. SSN Sturgeon (1987) - torpedo firing arcs only extend 60 deg off centre vs 90 deg. SSN Sturgeon (DDS/89) - torpedo firing arcs only extend 60 deg off centre vs 90 deg. SSN Virginia (all blocks) - a number of web sites, including Wikipedia and globalsecurity.org, list the Virginias as having a total capacity of 38 torpedoes and missiles. Subtracting 12 in the VLS tubes, this would imply a total of 26 in the torpedo room, vs the 18 indicated?
  21. You might want to take a look at the US subs as well, there's a number of oddities in the most recent db relating to their weapon arcs and loadouts.
  22. Illegal?! My apologies, I had no idea. (Yeah, it was probably in the EULA, but who reads those? )
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