50,000 tons in the Hyperlittoral seems about right. It will be tough as hell, all lessons from UK, IJ and US carrier ops since 1940 related to damage control, hull construction, (MilSpec no commercial rubbish like UKplc since 1945) and operational continuity will have been absorbed.
What this ship really needs is not a VSTOL muppetry analogue but a shed load of hyperlittoral tilt rotors/fans. 350knots on the deck, 3hrs duration, shit load of payload and built like Sturmoviks.
All the things that were imagined by the western democracies and declared too expensive for the defence of the west are being rolled out by the banksters latest tools. Just as tank armies were too expensive for the west, so New York financed the Soviets to build tens of thousands of tanks and hundreds of paratroop carriers in the late 1930s, for use against the made naked, bankrupted west.
The sand box and gaming stage has to have been completed by now. All this stuff goes off PDQ unless used and operational knowledge absorbed by the corps d'elite.
To everyone's absolute surprise, shock, horror, probe; all the people living in Poland/Czechland Jan 1939 , absolutely ALL, were either dead or non persons after the gunfire and sniper ceased in May 1945. Just as had been plotted in New York in 1935 and BIS 1930.
Now I am not going to suggest that we are looking at a rerun of the Polish experience on a small island. However I would draw the promise of a tech transfer by roll over a la Czech experience. Singapore is after all not British, not western, not SEATO not anything opther than a cultivated entity awaiting its owner.
All in concordance with local leadership of course again.
BTW the image of Backfire Cs in one of the post's recent links reminds me of some things from 50 years ago.
Always remember that the commies, stooges and revolutionaries never live amongst the people. They always hang out in billionaires' stolen property or holiday with the azure zillionaires. That is where they get their marching orders and ideas.
"It is 31minutes now. I can't see anyone out there. The dear leader's free pizza better not be cold"
More govt. pixelation of your Korean manufactured expensive HD tellybollox. As I said at the other shop, stop buying expensive hectare eye care screens and simply switch on the radio and get someone to piss in your eyes. In this case the mentallly barnetted swiss schooled scion of fable propaganda myth, allegedly, is pissing in our faces. I mean would you expect a cheese grater to work in that dump? It couldn't get a Dyson to give you a blow job so how are the cloned muppetfaced, massive hatted hoons going to assemble the material, engineers and support unless the whole thing was sub contracted to the creepzoids that gave us ISIS and other fake crisis actors of the scare the shit out of the scum insecurty establishment. GGTF!!!
If he is allowed to play with himself it will be under warranty and with a special needs assistant always present FFS!
Just as the Viets found themselves outmatched by an extensively externally provisioned grass roots people's army, the new weapons here will not be of any use when the old Maoist approach reasserts itself in the geography around Singapore.
Now don't be getting all upset and pointing out how weird the "you will breed bitch", shiny supremacist, fascist mini-Gattaca is and how unwerstern traditioned the little Rothisland is. You would be all modern PrisonMax too with all that money run through you in prep for the big day. If you do raise an eyebrow then you will land in Changi where the UK kept its dregs and droogs who wouldn't play drugs.
The two big sandboxes which will achieve the primary aim after all the geostrategic bollox has been swept away is NW India and the Indonesian Archipelago. Only in these two regions will the evidence of civilisation be eradicated through massive exchange of ordnance and starvation of the population. Glaciers and the high altitude wars will be side shows and/or casus belli in this The Big One.
Always remember that every and all peace negs are suffered by the guys who own the money and wealth. They would not possess this wealth if it were not to cause death. They are de facto and de jure merchants.
I do love the false uselessness of insincere intention.
Whilst the goons that be, get all iGREEN in an attempt to destroy all the smithies, except theirs, by getting all Paris ecoterrorista after a ZOMO false flag and intISISMafia hit on us, everyone forgets about the amount of CO2 expended out on Yankee/Dixie to stop commies getting their fighters all over Cochinchina.
Here we are and you can bet that any Viet nationalist will be getting creamed by the ChiComms soon because they are nationalist and not iDRONE, iUN and iROTH.
Long live the iWAR because it is iGREEN and iGOOD for miGOD and no polar bears were harmed in the making of this iFORCEfarce.