Well, SPG-59 is nice, or whatever. Even though I'm sure it would be an absolute madhouse
But if it did
make it into service, then C-band track-via-missile must have gone into USN service. After SPG-59 crapped the bed, you know what else is C-band TVM, and actually works? Patriot!
I'm almost certain that if Typhon had gone into fleet use, MPQ-53 (SPQ-53
) would have followed.
These arrays are 1.5x by area, but MPQ-53 ought to scale quite nicely both in array dimension and in power. You could also run it all the time, in contrast to SPG-59! We keep a SPS-49 for excellent long-range search, but in operation this is much more like a Tico than a TyBeach. In other news, a rubber sonar window, Hawklink (but before SH-60 appears on the drawing
), and Tomahawk. Phalanx replaces the backup dish missile directors. I thought about the 8" MCLWG, but decided against it. It's my universe and you're all living in it!
Of course, we could more dramatically refigure the new superstructure, but at some point cutting metal is expensive, dramatic, and affects weight and balance. I decided to keep most of the top-hat.