USS Kitty Hawk Steel for CyberTruck?

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The carrier, USS Kittyhawk, left its storage facility, in Bremerton Washington, this last weekend. It is currently travelling to Texas to be dismantled for scrap. Given that Steel Dynamics uses a significant portion of recycled steel to make its rolled steel products, with Tesla as one of their largest customers, does anyone else wonder if we all could be driving around a piece of naval history in our CyberTrucks?

 

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Interesting thought.

I had heard long ago that many ships were getting reduced to scrap by poorly paid workers in Bangladesh. Just found a video about it here:



I wonder if some of this work will end up getting moved to Texas going forward. Not sure how they would deal with the toxic waste issues. I bet that there will be large robots involved going forward for this kind of work though.
 
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Ford retaliates by making EV Mustangs out of P-51 Mustangs.
That might work out. There were only 13,300 P-51 Mustangs built so if all of them were recycled into EV Mustangs there might be just enough steel available to cover all the cars to be built.

Oh… I guess that’s not very nice. Sorry.

Just the idea of recycling a cool airplane to make a mediocre car seems a bit sad.
 

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I don't mind recycled steel as long as they keep their paws off these shiny warbirds!
Hate to break it to you, but of the ~15000 made... only ~250 examples remain, not counting those under the sea, and almost half can't fly.

The vast majority were already made into toasters.

-Crissa
 
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Seems entirely appropriate the Cybertruck would be made of a battleship.


”19 foot long and a 2 ton payload….”

Sort of works…

 

 
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