I deal in reality what in what's if or maybes.
But that is the thing... you don't.
You are standing on the outside saying the Russians shouldn't have relied on Ukrainian engines, and they should have done this or that... it is easy to do what you do and say... hey... this design was late and wasn't made on time and then dismiss any actual reason as an excuse and just not good enough.
Managing a real ship yard is not that easy... you have a team of workers... some might be great and some might just be OK but after 15 years of not making anything at all, and all of a sudden you get a contract to make the Ivan Gren, which is a scaled up river boat design they want for open ocean operations, you don't design it yourself... you are a shipyard... you follow the plans and build the ship, but then they decide to go with Mistrals from France half way through so you stop work and start working on other things, and then after a few years the Mistrals suddenly are not coming so you have to restart production, but the design has changed again... you don't know what possible problems their might be until you get it in to the water and do some factory tests and then you find that in the confusion there is something wrong with the way the engines are installed so you have to take it out of the water and reinstall them which takes more time and finally you get everything the way it is supposed to be on the plans and you hand it over to the Navy and they take it for a spin and say it is not what they want... were you supposed to be able to look at the plans and say this wont do what you want it to do and redesign the fucking thing yourself?
BTW you also need to deal with the banks because you need to buy hardware and services and train workers and buy new tooling and machinery to help you complete this contract but they don't give you the full payment up front... so you need loans and you need reliable contractors and at the same time you need to keep your skilled workers or other shipyards will poach them...
Most importantly... just because you run the shipyard does not give you any say in who makes the engines you need.. that is part of the plan specs... equally you have no control over what the customer wants... which can change over a period of 5-10 years. You just build the boat according to the plans you are given with the money you are given. You are not able to control the SAM makers or the radar makers or the engine makers or the cruise missile weapon makers... you just install everything and then leave it to the contractors to get things working...
I have said Putin needs to take the guy who runs PELLA and put him in charge of the entire USC because it's current management has shown to be incompetent and corrupt, that guy knows how to get the job done.
That guy might be working with a good management team that he can trust and rely on, plus not have to make dodgy ships like the Ivan Gren... sending him off to the USC might ruin Pella and the USC at the same time.
When you find a team that works well you don't break them up, you get them to train other teams to work together elsewhere...
There have been plenty of cases even in modern day where Platoon Commanders proved far more competent than the "generals" in charge of them bad example my friend.
Most generals start as platoon commanders so that makes sense, but some times accelerated promotion can ruin a career as easily as it could make one.
And don't forget that corporal fellow
Indeed, though with purges and the first year of battle the Soviet military found unqualified officers in positions they were either prepared for or wanted, but there was no choice, but it is not something someone would think could be a good way to run a country... it was an extreme and desperate situation that was rather brutal... you either get tempered steel or a shattered mess...
If you are implying they are going to start building a carrier, then you just have delusional as him
They have talked about CVNs... where better to build one?
I am sure Vlad will check his IP, but last time I looked it was not a banning offense to agree with someone who has been banned.
Is it allowed to have two account on this forum ? Truck is clearly Ehniee or his friend that came to troll and repeat bs said by the original retard ehniee.
Can mods check his IP or simply ban him ?
Might come as a shock but for all the things I disagreed with regarding Eehie, there were a lot of things I agreed with him about too...
As long as Truck respects the rules he has as much right to post here as anyone else.