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  1. dsbig

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  2. Chillin

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    It was a simple test boat that only got famous because a 007 movie drew inspiration from it to make a sci-fi version of it.
     
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    The DeLorean should have been worth $195 million. ;_;
     
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    This ship really is a stealth ship, while I'm afraid the DeLorean isn't really a time machine.

    But yeah, the DeLorean is waaaaaaayyyy cooler! :nerd:
     

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    What bothers me more is that the military can spend almost 200 million on a 'test boat', then destroy it several years later. "Thanks for all the free money tax-payers, better luck next time!"

    Then again would we actually know if they used it or not? hmmm
     
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    The data they got while testing this boat is easily worth the money. Don't forget how many different things this boat was testing:

    1)- New construction methods
    2)- New materials
    3)- New shapes
    4)- New propulsion
    5)- Computer systems
    6)- etc

    It costs nearly 10 million just to come up with a new camouflage pattern, 200 million to test as many things as this boat did is a relative bargain.
     
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    eat@joes Maha Guru

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    Truth. It's probably too big to be put in a museum (or it could be the museum!)

    A side note before I actually get back to doing work today, what kind of slip do you need to park this thing? Not too many neighbors would be too happy if you had this parked / covered in your yard :) My head is filled with too many practical questions this morning!
     
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    I don't understand why they sell these "test" items. What's stopping someone from buying it who will then sell it or sell information about it to enemy countries?
     
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    There are maritime museums, we have one in Australia.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder why it costs soo much? 200 million? common, who has put all that money in their pockets? It would have been made of pure gold and diamond windows to cost that much.
     

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    from the yahoo page :

    crash it into a somali pirate boat

    lmao!
     
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    You're think of material prices, not the research behind it. Look how much the Apollo program cost.

    People don't understand Stealth, they think of it as some magic shape or coating that does all the work, this is only partially true.

    I'll give you an example, the F-22. Now the F-22 is easily the most advanced flying machine in the sky today, and perhaps the most stealthy. What people don't know is that it went through several different stealth coatings alone in its life. It's engines and shape are specially in tune to avoid contrails which can actually show up on radar. Even ice crystals from cold temperatures can reflect radar if they form on a plane.

    Also, with IR able to see planes out to nearly 70km-100km these days, the F-22 had to be able to be invisible to that as well. It flows cold fuel around the leading wing edges (the point of highest friction e.g., heat) and has thermal tiles around its engines to reduce heat signature.
     
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    I understand that, but how much money needs a scientist to research something like that?? 200 million sounds a bit excessive.. im pretty sure the whole thing cost them 50 millions if it ever cost that much, research included. Goverment fund projects are always over hyped and a big waste of money, "The side of a road gets broken by the rains, the hole is 10 meters long, and 2 meters wide, on the side of a dirt hill, repair cost? 3 million, when i read those things, I really think WTF, with 400.000 you could cover 100 square meters in concrete, and thats going High.
     
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    Not necessarily overpriced. How many people do you think worked on this technology? I bet it was more than 100 and it probably took quite a few years to develop all this tech. That's just the man hours it took. Then add in all the materials that were used.

    For example, the B-2 bombers in 1997 cost almost $2.1 billion dollars to research and develop, manufacture, and test. That was each aircraft.
     
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    The Problem with this "military" research is that its not made entirely by the government, but by a commercial company, I don't need to go very far with this, but companies doesn't make discounts for the government, and they have their big benefits, doubling or tripling the amount of money needed for the job as benefits. The government needs something, the companies that can deliver it gets in contact with the government and expose their projects, and the best gets the money. Just take a look at everything from the arsenal of the USA, who build it and who sells it.
     
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    I have a delorean at my shop right now!

    Needs new clutch+fuel injectors.
     
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    I am a big James Bond fan but.. That is one ugly boat.
     
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    Yeah, let me just get my purHOLY MOTHER OF GOD 195 MILLION DOLLARS?

    Aaaaaand a Fluuu... come on say it! :D
     
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