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Re: Ships!
« Reply #330 on: April 07, 2014, 11:26:29 AM »
HMS M1, a WWI-era British submarine armed with a 12in gun



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Re: Ships!
« Reply #331 on: April 07, 2014, 11:56:39 AM »
From Wikipedia:

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M1 was fitted with a 12-inch (305mm) gun which was intended for use against surface ships in preference to torpedoes, the argument being that, "No case is known of a ship-of-war being torpedoed when under way at a range outside of 1000 yards".
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #332 on: April 07, 2014, 12:47:50 PM »
those S-300 cells look pretty unprotected.  where did you find that?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #333 on: April 07, 2014, 01:51:49 PM »
those S-300 cells look pretty unprotected.  where did you find that?

The pic came from Reddit, but it looks like it's circulated around the web for a while.

I also came across this old discussion thread that may or may not be related to that pic. It's interesting at any rate:

http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?2882-S-300FM-Kirov-Hull-4-Pyotr-Veliky
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #334 on: April 07, 2014, 04:39:54 PM »
HMS M1, a WWI-era British submarine armed with a 12in gun



truly a WTF were they thinking

They were thinking the same thing as the French, apparently:




http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Surcouf
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #335 on: April 07, 2014, 09:04:06 PM »
of course the French went for 2 barrels.   ::)
and typically, the German pic is NSFW.  ???
and dont even get me started on the Japanese carrier sub...
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #336 on: April 07, 2014, 09:20:56 PM »
I've seen pics of Surcouf before. The Brit sub was new to me.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #337 on: April 07, 2014, 09:30:13 PM »
so you like to barrels?
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #338 on: April 10, 2014, 01:07:01 PM »
I & II Squadrons of the High Seas Fleet in Kiel:


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Re: Ships!
« Reply #339 on: April 10, 2014, 03:40:43 PM »
I would really like to buy a book or otherwise get a lot more solid information on modern Amphibious warfare ships. And I mean all the details like layout and dimensions and what exactly they can carry.

What I have now is assembled bits and piece, e.g. the information sheet for the F35 planning so that the plane fits there ships.

Any recommendation? I suppose there are none that you can actually visit, right?

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Re: Ships!
« Reply #340 on: April 10, 2014, 08:37:59 PM »
you might want to check the Naval Institute Press for books.
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #341 on: April 14, 2014, 10:27:20 AM »
USS Des Moines, Venice 1958

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« Reply #342 on: April 14, 2014, 11:18:19 AM »
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #343 on: April 14, 2014, 06:49:29 PM »
Thatsa one-a bigga Wata Taxi!
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Re: Ships!
« Reply #344 on: April 16, 2014, 07:12:28 PM »
"45 minutes of pooping Tribbles being juggled by a drunken Horta would be better than Season 1 of TNG." - SirAndrewD

"you don't look at the mantelpiece when you're poking the fire" - Bawb

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