Ruger Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,299 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm reading an awesome book right now (Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign, 1941-1945, by Evan Thomas), and came upon a paragraph I thought you guys would appreciate. It's a description of the Iowa-class battleship New Jersey...

"...the New Jersey could throw nine tons of munitions almost fifteen miles in a single broadside. The recoil from its main battery pushed the 45,000-ton ship ten feet sideways. The concussion, one gunnery officer recalled, was 'rather like being hit by a slow truck wrapped in a sofa.'"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,621 Posts
Too big to carry concealed...imagine being the enemy having a sunny day at the beach when.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
343 Posts
Two things:
Did it have an accessory rail?
&....was it a pre-lock model?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,241 Posts
Always wandered what makes Navy guys so cocky. Now I think I know.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,299 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
If you're at all inclined, I highly recommend this book. I've read a lot about the WWII European theater, but this is my first exploration into the Pacific battles. Fascinating.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
704 Posts
Did some temporary duty in a radio hut in Bien Hoa, we couldn't get naval fire support unless we had a clear grid for them to shoot at. (That's 1,000 square meters).

Not that they couldn't hit it, but them puppies do some serious damage... [8D]

Too many stories about "FRIENDLY FIRE" [xx(]
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top