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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:58 am    Post subject: WW II Pic Reply with quote

Here's a real 'feel good' pic for all the old, and young, squids amongst us...

U.S. naval force approaches the shores of Lingayen, Pangasinan Philippines

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

Very cool pict, thanks for sharing!

I just ran across that picture on a different site, it had the caption:

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Pennsylvania leading battleship Colorado and cruisers Louisville, Portland, and Columbia into Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, January 1945

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:11 am    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

Thanks Vince and Dallan for the pic and the detail.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

DallanC wrote:
Very cool pict, thanks for sharing!

I just ran across that picture on a different site, it had the caption:

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Pennsylvania leading battleship Colorado and cruisers Louisville, Portland, and Columbia into Lingayen Gulf, Philippines, January 1945

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I picked it up from a group I frequent on Facebook...WW II Pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

A great pic of the Mighty Mo 'shouting' in anger. Note towards the upper right of the pic...the rounds are caught in flight on their way to their intended target...outstanding.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:05 am    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

awesome photos.....

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:51 am    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

2690 fps, 1900 to 2700 lbs, range 24 miles = a very bad day on the receiving end.
Great photo.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

Not to mention...Quite accurate.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

I think they said it takes only 16 seconds to reload. At max range a round can take 20 seconds, so it's more than possible it can keep 18 rounds in the air. IMPRESSIVE

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:41 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

This must be where the term bristling with armament came from.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

She was definitely a war queen! I always liked the idea of being able to launch a small car 24 miles. It's even better when you remember that each round is filled with high explosives or other good stuff. (unless you are receiving - then it is very bad stuff)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

Love the shockwave on water surface.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

DallanC wrote:
I think they said it takes only 16 seconds to reload. At max range a round can take 20 seconds, so it's more than possible it can keep 18 rounds in the air. IMPRESSIVE

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...18 rounds of pure hell, in the air and inbound. Shocked Shocked Shocked I would not even like to think about what it would be on the ground, knowing they are inbound and knowing what the devastation will be like.

Imagine if they turned the rear turret as well...9 guns... Surprised Shocked the mind boggles.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

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Love the shockwave on water surface.

Gelan, I used to end up with a semi circle of shockwave ripples in the dirt on the ground in front of me when I used to shoot IHMSA with my 10 inch barrel TC Contender in 30.30 WIN. It always fascinated me how impressive the shock wave was...and it was nothing compared to what the Mighty Mo puts out.

I think from memory nobody was allowed on deck when they were firing the main armament because of the effects of the shock wave. Maybe one of the old sailors on here could confirm that.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:57 pm    Post subject: Re: WW II Pic Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Imagine if they turned the rear turret as well...9 guns... Surprised Shocked the mind boggles.

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