Gazputin wrote:one side says we need ships to be overloaded with maximum weapons and consequently crew comfort doesn't matter so much
ie for "total war"
lets sacrifice maximum weapons for mission adaptability (including non military)
and give the crew some more comfort on "peacetime patrols" …
(add to that the cost pressures of running navies - govts like to see "multi-purpose" ships …. )
this ship is skewed to the latter approach ….
if a real war broke out … would you want to be on a ship this size ? I wouldn't
you'd be blown out of the water in 45 minutes ….
Everyone here likes to rant about "power projection"
But it's not easy to project anything with overstuffed short range ships with miserable crews
Especially if decades go by without naval warfare