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Offline Geo

Re: In the Navy...
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2015, 07:11:00 PM »
II have a Hawaiian shirt that depicts the ships Missouri, the Bowfin, The Hornet, and the airplanes  P-40B War Hawk, a P-36A Hawk, a PBY and B-25 Mitchell taking off from the Hornet to represent the Doolittle raid.

You know, I have visited the Pacific Aviation Museum at Ford Island. Just in case you're interested in aircraft pics... ;)

About that Phalanx accident, the best armoured ship in the fleet, and mere anti-air rounds come through?

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: In the Navy...
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2015, 08:53:16 PM »
Yeah. The armor isn't everywhere, and the funnels aren't armored or it would be top heavy, but you raise a valid point!

It was the best armored ship in the fleet, and it was all steel, unlike modern warships. It makes me think that frigates and destroyers could sink each other with these guns when they got close enough. Getting within a couple of miles of a hostile warship in war time with a surface ship is the hard part, though.

Feel free to post your other military historical pictures in my thread. I won't get to see everything in person in my lifetime, especially since my wife gets bored. For example, she hung out in the gift shop while I toured the fortress at San Juan.  So I don't get to see as many ships/battlefields/ museums as I'd like when I travel.

Offline Lord Avalon

Re: In the Navy...
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2015, 05:58:26 PM »
Separate vacations! :doitnow!:




 ;)
Your agonizer, please.

Offline Geo

Re: In the Navy...
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2015, 08:09:35 PM »
Separate vacations! :doitnow!:




 ;)

That simply won't do. They're irreseparate by now. :-[

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: In the Navy...
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2015, 04:08:29 AM »
Separate vacations! :doitnow!:
 ;)

That simply won't do. They're irreseparate by now. :-[

That's pretty true, we are rarely apart, mostly for doctor's visits.

 

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