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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2019, 21:51 
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BB-61 USS Iowa Museum Los Angeles California
Visited by yours truly
http://www.pacificbattleship.com

270.43m, 58 400t displacement, 212 000shp, 33 knots, main armament 9x16in (406mm/50cal)


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Flying banana: Piasecki H-21
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Nov 1943 the USS Iowa was used to
ferry President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Cairo and Tehran Conferences, she was outfitted with a bathtub for Roosevelt's convenience.
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17.5in Armor around battle conning tower.... for going through into harm
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JBD for AGM-84 Harpoon missile launchers
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USD10 for piece of authentic deck wood
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Tomahawk cruise missile launchers
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A lot of propellant needed to gooi a 1 ton shell >30km
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PostPosted: 21 Aug 2019, 21:57 
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R2D2 US Navy style (Phalanx CIWS)
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Armoured door conning tower
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5in gun turret
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5in gun turret interior/ breach
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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2019, 06:53 
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Cheers for the pics and descriptions. Something for me to see when I visit LA in October.

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PostPosted: 22 Aug 2019, 07:02 
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Awesome, thanks for the photo essay. :smt023

Amazing how they upgraded the battleship with modern weapons.

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