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a warship of the first rank in size and armament

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Complete with 3-D space terrain, a Gunnery Chair and the ability to command capital ships, Klingon Academy has set a new standard in space combat.
For the first time players will truly experience capital ship combat from the commander's chair, making those key decisions that determine the fate of themselves, their crew and possibly the Universe.
Capital ships thus became the units of currency in strategic calculations.
Furthermore, Churchill warned Berlin that if it added more capital ships to its existing program, Britain would respond by further increases in its own.
The TCS Midway, one of the game's capital ships and your home base, is nearly 2,000 meters long and rendered to scale in real-time.
While imposing attrition on the enemy is a desired goal at times, the real effect of land-based aviation is to create "nogo" zones for capital ships.
As a result, flotilla operations to protect sea-lanes may be important, but building capital ships for "decisive fleet engagement" may divert resources away from them.
In a similar vein, newly developed land-launched, long-range antiship ballistic missiles and their cousins, coastal-defense cruise missiles, could create wide oceanic zones where capital ships cannot be operated at an acceptable degree of risk.
A battle fleet, capital ships and accompanying forces, meets and destroys the enemy's battle fleet.
Used as capital ships, the acceptable risk profile for aircraft carriers changes substantially--they become consumables, just like any other capital ship.
It forbade the construction of capital ships displacing more than thirty-five thousand tons and mounting guns in excess of sixteen inches.
Nimitz's definition of calculated risk nicely captures the logic of committing capital ships to a desperate fight: "You will be governed by the principle of calculated risk, which you shall interpret to mean the avoidance of exposure of your force to attack by superior enemy forces without good prospect of inflicting .
Though these vessels were considerably cheaper at the outset than capital ships, they were destined to grow in complexity and size as their utility became evident.
As James Goldrick notes in chapter 1, the RAN had been involved in the sinking of numerous enemy capital ships and submarines, the destruction of over a hundred enemy aircraft and over 150,000 tons of axis merchant shipping.
naval race with traditional sea powers, to build capital ships with the