Flight Ops

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Fun Film: U.S. Navy Hydrofoils

Speed! Power!

Update: Nice discussion at Navy Matters:
The PHMs were envisioned to be minimally manned and include a mothership for maintenance and support. Manning and crew activities were to be limited to port/starboard watches. Maintenance, logistics, and support were to be provided by a converted LST acting as the mothership. We see, then, that the ships were designed to the same operational manning and maintenance concept as the LCS.
Yeah, give me a couple hundred of these things and I could pose some serious issues to bad guys.

See also here.

Navy Matters puts the cost of Pegasus at about $900,000 (1975 dollars, I assume) - or about $4 million in 2015 dollars. If one LCS costs $300 million, you could build about 75 Pegasus-like ships for the same amount.

1 comment:

  1. The PEGASUS Class had the additional benefit of being armed. The 3"er was even radar controlled!