Thursday, August 4, 2016

Big Guns

So much violence in such a tight space.

The ballet of movement to get these cannons running is just amazing to me.

BB61 Class. You know what those are? The four Battleship we kept and used into the 1990s. Iowa, New Jersey, Missouri, Wisconson. Yes, you know em.


Mike V. said...

My Dad was on The Wisconsin (the Wisky as they called her) during the Korean War. He loved her almost as much as he did my Mom.

The Neon Madman said...

Don't know if it is true or not, but I have heard that a broadside of all 9 guns would move the ship three feet sideways in the water.

Mike V. said...

My told me that when all 3 turrets fired, it moved the ship its width laterally. He could have been exaggerating. He said they were told the cost of each round fired was equal to the cost of a new Cadillac.