From: Hansville, WA, USA
LOL, I know this is not the DB3000 thread, this was more a generic this new "frigate" is closer to a destroyer than a frigate in both size and capability. I also read that there is room to grow the VLS to a 48 cell launcher.
I've always found it interesting that today's "Destroyers" are as big as, and more capable than WWII Cruisers. I wager that most folks with no military background, especially Naval, have no concept of the differences.
Of course a similar scaling factor exists for USAF units. A single F-15 can carry an ordnance load of about 16,000lbs vs a B-17's 17,600lb but with a 1-2 person crew vs 10. About the same ranges 2,400mi vs 2,000 but at 65,000ft vs 36,000ft and 1,875mph (afterburner) vs 287mph.
For the Army just compare the Patton tank to the M1A1 Abrams.
The times are indeed changing!
“There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it.”
Charles Edward Montague, English novelist and essayist
~Disenchantment, ch. 15 (1922)