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#8 - mattdoggy (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.
#21 to #8 - anon (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.
User avatar #103 to #8 - itsmewaffle ONLINE (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?
User avatar #108 to #103 - mattdoggy (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.
User avatar #142 to #108 - itsmewaffle ONLINE (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.
User avatar #12 to #8 - Muppetz (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.
User avatar #20 to #12 - Endofzeeworld ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
Dad was on the Enterpirse, first Nuke ship ever.
He still says he ******* hates it.
Probably because its a nuke ship.
User avatar #33 to #20 - senesse (01/27/2013) [-]
Probably because aircraft carriers suck for nuke engineers. Almost as ****** as subs.
User avatar #23 to #20 - Muppetz (01/27/2013) [-]
I think they just recently retired the Enterprise.
User avatar #24 to #23 - Endofzeeworld ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
Yarp. Gonna anchor it somewhere and let it cool off.
#35 to #20 - greenlaredot (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.
User avatar #38 to #35 - Endofzeeworld ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
Nuke ship means that it was powered by a nuclear reactor, friend.
#101 to #35 - mrmcput ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
There's been more than one Enterprise.
#7 - miscarriage (01/27/2013) [-]
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Just have multiple people with multiple knives.
#15 to #7 - anon (01/27/2013) [-]
i don't understand this gif
User avatar #181 to #15 - sonicsyndicate ONLINE (01/28/2013) [-]
commando pro xl that is all
User avatar #25 to #7 - kiratheunholy (01/27/2013) [-]
Holy **** what is that from, looks amusing...
User avatar #28 to #25 - waffies (01/27/2013) [-]
call of duty
User avatar #30 to #28 - kiratheunholy (01/27/2013) [-]
I'm only thumbing you because that was clever...
User avatar #1 - solidderking (01/26/2013) [-]
is that a battleship of the Iowa-class?
#2 to #1 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
It'sa battleship of the IMA ******* **** class
User avatar #3 to #2 - solidderking (01/26/2013) [-]
thats the same
User avatar #82 to #1 - dontshoot (01/27/2013) [-]
yes
#4 to #1 - dunadan (01/26/2013) [-]
indeed it is... i believe it's the USS Missouri.
User avatar #62 to #4 - Einsty ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
I think so too.
#46 - reteip (01/27/2013) [-]
#70 to #52 - TheHutchie ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
You should've checked yourself before you Shrek'd yourself.
#16 - thekaiseroxc (01/27/2013) [-]
Why would you build that?
User avatar #58 - lamnad (01/27/2013) [-]
I was once told that most battle ships can't fire all their guns at once or rick capsizing.
#64 to #58 - anon (01/27/2013) [-]
not every cannon on every turret is firing at once. they fire in salvos, 4 guns at once
#59 to #58 - kernelstack (01/27/2013) [-]
Who's Rick Capsizing?
User avatar #60 to #59 - lamnad (01/27/2013) [-]
He's the guy they call when the boat falls over.
User avatar #68 to #60 - TheHutchie ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
Nice save.
User avatar #61 to #60 - kernelstack (01/27/2013) [-]
Ah, it all makes sense now.
User avatar #72 to #60 - turlough (01/27/2013) [-]
Ah I just thought you were asian
#122 - ggdhindo (01/27/2013) [-]
****		 YOU NORTH KOREAN!
**** YOU NORTH KOREAN!
User avatar #106 to #98 - bossguycumsplash ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
i love the A10's cannon
User avatar #117 to #106 - mrnoodlez (01/27/2013) [-]
Fart of Death
#40 - pyra (01/27/2013) [-]
Tank Catapult?

Its not about why, its about why not! ~ Cave Johnson
#130 - mrnoodlez (01/27/2013) [-]
That is the USS Iowa, the first ship of the Iowa class Battleships. She was state of the art back in WW2 and served the United States through every conflict all the way up to the 90's. She was made when pure brute force won battles, those 16" guns could fire 2,700 lb shells 24 miles within 250m of its target, which isn't bad since it could destroy everything within that 250m radius.

God she is beautiful.
User avatar #121 - suiluj (01/27/2013) [-]
B5

Miss.


User avatar #157 to #121 - lordofthesea (01/27/2013) [-]
with guns like that, there is no miss.
just a big " **** you, and everything near you"
User avatar #190 to #189 - lordofthesea (01/28/2013) [-]
deal with it?
I LOVE it.
i'm a sailor, bro. I don't work on weaponized ships though, I'm studying to become an officer in the merchant fleet.
#193 to #192 - suiluj (01/29/2013) [-]
I was joking bro, why you gotta be like that?
Anyways I'm leave this and go to 9gag and Tumblr, it's waay better there people aren't mean there :'(
#194 to #193 - lordofthesea (01/30/2013) [-]
because **** YOU that's why.
your sadness sustains me.
User avatar #86 - welfarekid (01/27/2013) [-]
thats how they turn left.
#66 - thebuzza (01/27/2013) [-]
C'mon thundeeeeeeeeer child!
#104 to #66 - anon (01/27/2013) [-]
A salute to the most courageous, albeit a bit fictional, ship crew of all times.
User avatar #179 to #104 - thebuzza (01/27/2013) [-]
I feel somewhat proud of this because I live in Woking, where it was set.
#53 - fromtheinternet (01/27/2013) [-]
Title?

MS Paint skills off the ******* charts.
#55 to #53 - newall (01/27/2013) [-]
i guess you could really hit someone with...   
   
*puts on glasses*   
   
The BUTT of your gun.
i guess you could really hit someone with...

*puts on glasses*

The BUTT of your gun.
#105 to #55 - sethja (01/27/2013) [-]
for that here's another deal with it
for that here's another deal with it
#155 to #143 - lordofthesea (01/27/2013) [-]
i feel this is a little more apt in this case
#6 - asasqw (01/27/2013) [-]
Can't wait till we upgrade to railguns
User avatar #144 to #6 - marinepenguin ONLINE (01/27/2013) [-]
I thought we already had prototypes? I hope we do.
User avatar #9 to #6 - GhandisPimpCane (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 (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.
User avatar #19 to #6 - hitlersoneballsack (01/27/2013) [-]
stick a machine gun to train tracks and you got a railgun
User avatar #146 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
If you have never been on a ship that fired it's main weapons at the same time, you have never lived. It's incredible, the ship tips as it moves sideways through the water, the entire structure vibrates, and the water directly around it jumps and shakes like a crater for just a fraction o a second. And then downrange you can see the target(in the ship I was on, the target was a scuttled ship for an artificial reef) just go up in smoke and flames. Truly an awe inspiring experience.
User avatar #153 to #146 - davidispissed (01/27/2013) [-]
i worked with ddg 1002 project. my gun is bigger than yours.
User avatar #160 to #153 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
The good ole Lyndon B. Johnson.
User avatar #162 to #160 - davidispissed (01/27/2013) [-]
mmhmm. mounting a railgun in the next few years.
User avatar #165 to #162 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
Never read about that. makes me curious though what it's going to use for a targeting system. Extreme range with a rail gun on a ship rocking in the ocean is going to create some interesting targeting systems methinks.
User avatar #173 to #165 - davidispissed (01/27/2013) [-]
you should see the new deck housing for it. full composite, ready to house a gun the full length of the ship.
User avatar #168 to #165 - davidispissed (01/27/2013) [-]
so far thinking laser guidance and dvanced computer algorhythms based on coriolus effect and rotation.
User avatar #175 to #168 - charagrin (01/27/2013) [-]
Wind and pressure will surely figure into it at well. For a normal round going a few thousand feet a second, wind is a problem. But for a round going mach 10(11,500 FPS) even a small pressure difference as it travels would equate to hitting a cement wall, it would not stop the round instantly, but it would steal velocity and alter direction. Not to mention ocean spray, mist, rain, etc. I am curious how they will solve that, but haven't found anything yet. We will see what the next few years gives us I guess.
User avatar #176 to #175 - davidispissed (01/27/2013) [-]
im excited to see it.
#107 - tankguner (01/27/2013) [-]
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