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#43 - RequieminMortis
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(01/27/2013) [-]
USS Iowa. I visited that ship after it was moved to the Port of Los Angeles.
#71 to #43 - TheHutchie
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I'm curious, how do you recognise that it's the Iowa?
#180 to #71 - RequieminMortis
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I've seen that picture numerous times on the Iowa's Wikipedia page, on Google search, and on the museum in the ship itself.
#83 to #71 - OperationValkyrie
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Ships are built by class. (i.e. New York Class, Alaska Class, South Dakota Class.) And within those classes are individual ships, and these ships usually differ somewhat in appearance. The USS Iowa is an Iowa class battleship, as are the USS New Jersey, USS Missouri, and USS Wisconsin. They all look slightly different. Be it color, armament, or crew size.
#42 - sammyjankiis
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(01/27/2013) [-]
#41 - LoveAmorAi
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(01/27/2013) [-]
#40 - pyra
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Tank Catapult?

Its not about why, its about why not! ~ Cave Johnson
#39 - anon
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(01/27/2013) [-]
DEMOCRACY, BIATCH
#36 - fantomen
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(01/27/2013) [-]
50,000 tons of WWII era kick-ass!
#29 - waffies
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(01/27/2013) [-]
i've never been able to find a good gif of any navy ship firing.... like ever!   
   
Not even from the movie battleship!
i've never been able to find a good gif of any navy ship firing.... like ever!

Not even from the movie battleship!
#32 to #29 - senesse
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(01/27/2013) [-]
mfw I can only post pics every 10 min. Needless to say, I have several more gifs. I just happened to post the only one without a ship firing.
#34 to #32 - waffies
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(01/27/2013) [-]
bahaha, alright, thanks then!
#31 to #29 - senesse
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Oh boy are you in for a treat.
Oh boy are you in for a treat.
#27 - eminesser
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(01/27/2013) [-]
The targets FW
The targets FW
#26 - IamSofaKingdom
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(01/27/2013) [-]
#16 - thekaiseroxc
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Why would you build that?
#17 to #16 - thekaiseroxc
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(01/27/2013) [-]
#14 - ccamp
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(01/27/2013) [-]
to the title
#13 - Muppetz ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Big Guns Big Guns Big Guns.
I love my job.
#11 - Nihem
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I ****** love the navy
#10 - madjackal
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(01/27/2013) [-]
#8 - mattdoggy ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Some fun facts about these bad boy ships as told to me by my navy buddy   
1. If they are going forward at full speed and shoot forward it will actually stop the ship dead in it's tracks for a brief moment.    
2. They brought a few classic battleships such as the one seen above out of retirement to serve as floating artillery support in the middle east.   
3. If a football is put in a sabot and shot up and out into the wind and the ship is steaming forward at full steam also into the wind the football will land back onto the ship. The same thing can happen when you put a football on the catapult of an aircraft carrier.    
4. It was said the these 16 inch barrels could shoot a 2,700 pound shell 21 miles and hit a dime. It was never confirmed  because it destroyed the dime.
Some fun facts about these bad boy ships as told to me by my navy buddy
1. If they are going forward at full speed and shoot forward it will actually stop the ship dead in it's tracks for a brief moment.
2. They brought a few classic battleships such as the one seen above out of retirement to serve as floating artillery support in the middle east.
3. If a football is put in a sabot and shot up and out into the wind and the ship is steaming forward at full steam also into the wind the football will land back onto the ship. The same thing can happen when you put a football on the catapult of an aircraft carrier.
4. It was said the these 16 inch barrels could shoot a 2,700 pound shell 21 miles and hit a dime. It was never confirmed because it destroyed the dime.
#103 to #8 - itsmewaffle
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(01/27/2013) [-]
"The same thing can happen when you put a football on the catapult of an aircraft carrier."

How would this be possible with an aircraft catapult?
#108 to #103 - mattdoggy ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
the aircraft catapult is the slide built into the deck of the ship to launch the jets off and give them extra lift. You can launch a huge amount of weight a long range. They use to show off their catapults by putting a football onto the little wheel carriage that slings the aircrafts wheels, and watching it go up and out. To prove the ships speed also, they would steam into the wind. The ball will naturally fall back towards the point it came from if launched into the wind, and the ship moving forward can close the distance. If done just right the ball falls back to the deck.
#142 to #108 - itsmewaffle
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I know what it is I just have no idea how to strap a football to one and watch it fly back onto the ship.
#21 to #8 - anon
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(01/27/2013) [-]
First comment is false
The Iowa Class has been brought out of retirment several times, the last time was back in the 1990s during Desert Storm
Cool Story bro
There is no way for the shell to be accurat enough to hit a dime, however, the gun would be accurate enough land close enough for the dime to be in the blast radius.
#12 to #8 - Muppetz ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
My buddy has some crazy stories from his time on a super carrier.
The Navy is alright in my book. They're good dudes.
#20 to #12 - Endofzeeworld
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Dad was on the Enterpirse, first Nuke ship ever.
He still says he ******* hates it.
Probably because its a nuke ship.
#35 to #20 - greenlaredot
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(01/27/2013) [-]
The Enterprise wasnt a nuke ship. it might have been used at one point to transport the atom bombs but that doesnt make it a nuke ship. it was a air craft carrier and nothing more.
#101 to #35 - mrmcput ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
There's been more than one Enterprise.
#38 to #35 - Endofzeeworld
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Nuke ship means that it was powered by a nuclear reactor, friend.
#33 to #20 - senesse
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Probably because aircraft carriers suck for nuke engineers. Almost as ****** as subs.
#23 to #20 - Muppetz ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I think they just recently retired the Enterprise.
#24 to #23 - Endofzeeworld
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Yarp. Gonna anchor it somewhere and let it cool off.
#7 - miscarriage
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(01/27/2013) [-]
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Just have multiple people with multiple knives.
#25 to #7 - kiratheunholy
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Holy **** what is that from, looks amusing...
#28 to #25 - waffies
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(01/27/2013) [-]
call of duty
#30 to #28 - kiratheunholy
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I'm only thumbing you because that was clever...
#15 to #7 - anon
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(01/27/2013) [-]
i don't understand this gif
#181 to #15 - sonicsyndicate
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(01/28/2013) [-]
commando pro xl that is all
#6 - asasqw
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Can't wait till we upgrade to railguns
#144 to #6 - marinepenguin ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I thought we already had prototypes? I hope we do.
#37 to #6 - waaw
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(01/27/2013) [-]
#19 to #6 - hitlersoneballsack
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(01/27/2013) [-]
stick a machine gun to train tracks and you got a railgun
#9 to #6 - GhandisPimpCane
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(01/27/2013) [-]
the problem with railguns is that they travel so fast they do not curve with the earth and just keep going straight, never dropping. They are to bad ass for this world
#18 to #9 - midgetnigger
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(01/27/2013) [-]
Fun fact! The projectiles fired out of a railgun do, in fact, drop! Gravity plays the same role on them as it does every other object that has mass (or energy depending on your knowledge of physics). While they may not "drop" as much as other slower moving objects, they still only travel roughly 7800-8000 mph, which is about 9,000 mph too slow to actually fall and miss the earth which would give the appearance that they were "in orbit" or not dropping with the curve of the earth. Of course, if someone did invent the projectiles could in fact travel the roughly 17,000 mph needed, and fired it while still in our atmosphere, it would more than likely just burn up due to the enormous amount of heat generated by friction with the air.

TL;DR - Don't be lazy, just ******* read it. You'll learn something.
#5 - reican ONLINE
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(01/27/2013) [-]
"Cpt. Alright people, we are heading towards a sandbank! we will get stuck for sure."
"Admiral: Heck no, Everyone man your stations and FIRE ALL WEAPONS!
#1 - solidderking
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(01/26/2013) [-]
is that a battleship of the Iowa-class?
#82 to #1 - dontshoot
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(01/27/2013) [-]
yes
#4 to #1 - dunadan
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(01/26/2013) [-]
indeed it is... i believe it's the USS Missouri.
#182 to #4 - sonicsyndicate
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(01/28/2013) [-]
#62 to #4 - Einsty
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(01/27/2013) [-]
I think so too.
#2 to #1 - anon
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(01/26/2013) [-]
It'sa battleship of the IMA ******* **** class
#3 to #2 - solidderking
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(01/26/2013) [-]
thats the same