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This New Stealth Destroyer Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

by onApril 2, 2016
 

So you may have heard of a destroyer. They are some of the most bad ass fighting ships/machines on this planet. Presently only 13 countries have them. Well let me introduce you to the USS Zumwalt; the worlds newest, most technologically advanced and stealthiest destroyer to ever be created. At 610 feet and 16,000 tons, this stealth destroyer is the first of her kind. Featuring slabs, the design leaves no radar antennas, weapons or masts visible. This reduces the ship’s ability to be detected by radar. The USS Zumwalt is matched by none when it comes to stealthiness.

USS Zumwalk Destroyer Is Like Nothing You've Ever Seen

The Zumwalt is fifty percent larger than the next  closest class class destroyers. This increase in size is due to the fact that everything has to be hidden from radar, including it’s two 155-millimeter long distance guns and 80 missile silos. The Zumwalt will be primarily for sneaking up and destroying ground troops with it’s long-range guns, but will also be able to handle anti-air, ship and submarine warfare.

USS Zumwalt Life Saver

(Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/Staff)

The Anchor Room. All Anchor Controls Are Inside The Ship.

USS Zumwalt Anchor Control Room

(Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/Staff)

The Zumwalt Has A Very Large Spacious Hangar Space.

USS Zumwalt Anchor Hangar Door

(Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/Staff)

The Boat Bay Can Hold 11 Inflatable Boats Such As This One, Able To Launch From The Large Door At The Stern Of The Ship.

USS Zumwalt Boat Storage Deck

(Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/Staff)

The Zumwalt has advanced induction motors, which generates about 39 megawatts of electricity.

USS Zumwalt Engine Room

(Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/Staff)

This Long Hallway Inside The Ship Is Known As Broadway.

USS Zumwalt Hallway

(Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/Staff)

These Ship Builders Wait To Dock The Zumwalt After One Of It’s Initial Test Runs.

USS Zumwalt Mooring Station

(Photo: Christopher P. Cavas/Staff)

The ship is currently undergoing builders trials off the coast of Maine. It has passed all tests so far with flying colors and had zero equipment failures. It will eventually be delivered to the Navy and, if accepted, undergo weapons test in 2018.

References: Defense NewsPopular Mechanics

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