Thursday, May 03, 2007
#3 Ohio State Buckeyes
#14 United States Naval Academy Midshipmen
Description: The seed of trees of the genus Aesculus.
Advantages: Hard outer shell
Description: a subordinate officer, or alternatively a commissioned officer of the lowest rank, in the United States Navy. The word derives from the part of ship, midships, where they were usually stationed.
Aircraft carriers with 16-24 surface to air missiles and 4 in-close weapon systems (each)
Amphibious Assault Ships with Rolling Airframe Missile launchers, two NATO Sea Sparrow lauunchers, three 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts, four .50 cal. machine guns, four 25mm Mk 38 autocannon (each)
Cruisers with variable number RGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles, 8 RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missiles, 114 vertical-launch SM-2 Standard surface-to-air (with anti-ship mode) and RUM-119 VL-ASROC anti-submarine missiles, 2 127mm L/54 dual purpose guns, 2 20mm L/50 gatling close-in weapons systems, 6 12.7x99mm or 7.62x51mm machine guns, 6 torpedo tubes
Destroyers with 90 cells Mk 41 vertical launch systems, BGM-109 Tomahawk, surface-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air missiles, RUM-139 Vertical Launch ASROC, one 5 inch (127mm/62) Mk-45 mod 4, two 20 mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mark 32 triple torpedo tubes (six Mk-46 or Mk-50 torpedoes, Mk-54 in the near future)
Submarines armed with either 24 Trident II SLBMs (nuclear warheads) or 154 Tomahawk cruise missiles (conventional warheads)
Fighter planes including the AV-8B Harrier II, F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, P-3 Orion, S-3 Viking and EA-6B Prowler.
Advantages: Superior weapon technology, cutting edge military training, amphibious ability