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    Quote Originally Posted by STAN
    then what was the last paragraph about dread?
    It says that the Heinkel He 178 flew for the first time in 1939.

    Well, before the actual date the Brits flew theirs the Germans had already flown the Heinkel. It had passed its test stage in 37 but not being flown till later in 39. There were probably many "ground" tests conducted of that engine as well the others that werent documented before it was put into an airframe such as the Heinkel and tested.

    Hey the least that can be said was that they were of two different designs.

    I wonder how the war would have gone if the jet age had arrived a bit sooner to enable both sides to fully utilize the technology they created.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STAN
    ther germans got the first jet fighter the british had theirs up a couple of week/months later
    True but the germans persisted on jet technology and adapted it into radio control bombs, V1 rockets etc. That in itself was scary alone. To be able to sink warships with them as well as sending buzz bombs into England. Actually im surprised the Brits didnt field something simular to the radio control/buzz bombs. Would have made it a hell of alot easier to take the Tirpits out of action not to mention the three german ships in the channel dash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STAN
    then what was the last paragraph about dread?
    Perhaps bad choice of words but then months seemed forever when it came to new technology in those days when so much was on the line.

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    Hey guys, I stumbled onto this forum/thread while searching for Sinkex pics/video. I noticed that the posters here are really good at getting pics of various vessels. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me find some pics of the USS Elliot (DD-967) which was sunk as target in July 2005 in Operation Talisman Sabre off the coast of Australia? I googled as much as I could and the closest I came was some photos of the only other ship that was sunk that day. I kind of wanted to see some photos/footage of the Elliot since my dad served on it. If anyone finds anything, you can email me info at kenssd@hotmail.com thanks and this is a great thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffswain View Post
    I was wondering if anyone would be able to help me find some pics of the USS Elliot (DD-967)
    Welcome to the WAB Jeff!

    The best place is navsource.org, try this link and you'll find tons of Elliot pictures
    http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/967.htm

    This second link is almost as good, and among other things (see below), there is a really great Cold War anecdote about the Elliot "escorting" a Soviet carrier battle group.

    There are also links to Elliot's first WestPac 1979 Cruise Book, her WestPac 1995 Cruise Book and the Elliot Decommissioning Pamphlet.
    http://navysite.de/dd/dd967.htm

    For now, here's a small picture of Elliot cavorting with the Soviet carrier Minsk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STAN View Post
    Great article!! 22 in 1930 and he conceived the jet engine? Clever fellow.
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    Usns Mars & Uss Mauna Kea

    Would anyone happen to have any pics of the the USNS Mars & USS Mauna Kea Sink-Ex????? I have been searching all over and can't seem to find any.

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    USNS Butte T-AE 27 Sink-Ex

    There are some AWESOME pics of the USNS Butte Sink-Ex at

    http://www.navysite.de/ae/ae27.htm


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    OK, I have to ask once again, why do we sink a 20 year old ship like this one while dozens of older hulls sit around the nation in storage?

    Cruiser Photo Index DDG/CG-50 USS VALLEY FORGE

    Sell or lease the 5 first Ticos to Taiwan or something like that. Or even hold them for training purposes. Replace some of our old Perrys with these.

    Are they that expensive to operate? Are they more expensive to keep in the ghost fleet than a 45 year old hull?

    Sorry for the rant. I just feel bad when perfectly good ships are used for target practice.
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    USS Comte De Grasse photos

    Does anyone have hig rez photos of the Sinkex of the Comte De Grasse (DD-974). I looked at Tophatters photos and I'm not certain if I'm seeing 974 on the hull. I see the Tomahawk ABLs. I see what I beleive are the 50 cal (or 20mm) splashes. I tried FOIA requests to no luck.

    I served on her for 3+ years. Hated to see her sink.

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    Unusual thread! I did some hunting and found a good site with tons of videos, specifically on the USS Mullinnix DD-994. Along with her SINKEX fate and associated vids`, there is a lot on her history too.

    Interestingly, the "Mul" was hit by a fuel/air type warhead in one of many tests.
    This was one TOUGH ship! They hit her with everything but she refused to go under, it is rumoured that there were some explosives placed onboard to "finish her off" out of frustration, speculation of course! There is one large video (36 Meg) compilation of all of the "hits", or you can peruse individual strikes in smaller vids`. A LOT of cameras were in place both on board the Mul` and on observation ships.

    "Actual USS Mullinnix DD-944 Sinkex Tests"

    Here are a few pictures of other SINKEX vessels...

    I have posted 3 pictures, one of the USS Mullinnix, another of T12 HMS Berwick getting "Shacked" by a Tigerfish torpedo.

    The other picture is of the mighty IOWA delivering a broadside, it is a beautiful picture and I just can`t see her suffering the same fate as the other ships here!
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    It looks like the Compte De Grasse got her final DurJob.

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    I know this is a very late reply on a post thats been inactive for some time, BUT, here is a link to a video posted by a "Mr. Angeles" on MySpace.SINKING THE USS STUMP Video by MR. ANGELES - Myspace Video Its not a great quality video and its only about 2 minutes, but it does show some of the 5 in and smaller rounds landing on target. I had also seen a post from someone claiming to be a pilot on one of the aircraft involved in the exercise who said he would post video, but I never saw it and have since lost track of where I read the post. Always torn to see this- I had many good memories coming of age and seeing the world on the Stump, but the curious part of my nature always makes me watch and want to know how she would hold up to damage. Hopefully something useful was learned.

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