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    That structure appears to have been there since...

    That structure appears to have been there since the 40's, but it can be difficult to see between the turrets from many angles. Here are a few photos where you can see it:

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    I've...
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    Sticky: I've been playing World of Warships for years,...

    I've been playing World of Warships for years, and happen to have been a game developer for decades, and while this particular game is plenty of fun, it isn't anywhere near accurate in numerous ways....
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    Yes, this was discussed some years back, with Mr....

    Yes, this was discussed some years back, with Mr. Landgraff. These are indeed ventilation ducts that were added on to turret 1 only, at various times, and in various configurations, depending on the...
  4. Thread: F-15sa

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    Nice! I love the return of the station 1 and 9...

    Nice! I love the return of the station 1 and 9 racks, and the GE F110-129 engines.

    BTW, the Boeing video at that link is something I worked on at my current job, marketing for Boeing's "Advanced...
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    RIP, Mr. Landgraff. So sad to learn of his...

    RIP, Mr. Landgraff.

    So sad to learn of his passing.

    I live in the same neighborhood, and drive past his house regularly, and I noticed a few weeks ago that his flag pole was now bare. I hoped...
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    I believe the 4th "collision" would be USS...

    I believe the 4th "collision" would be USS Antietam, that ran aground in Tokyo Bay back in January.
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    Future tilt-rotor designs are moving towards just...

    Future tilt-rotor designs are moving towards just this suggested change. Some keep the engines at the end of the wings, and some use driveshaft linkages from the fuselage, but either way it avoids...
  8. Thread: Naval Quiz

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    Sticky: Happy Birthday Mr. Landgraff! Just for fun,...

    Happy Birthday Mr. Landgraff!

    Just for fun, let's do that math:

    July 26, 1936 to February 22, 1943 = 6 years and 212 days (because 1940 was a leap year) older.

    So, today you are 80, and...
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    Sticky: A History of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard,...

    A History of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Roosevelt Base & Reeves Field N.A.S.

    I purchased my copy here:

    http://www.amazon.com/History-Shipyard-Roosevelt-Reeves-N-A-S/dp/1448648521
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    There is actually an answer to this one point,...

    There is actually an answer to this one point, although it was not covered in the movie. Novels and comic books, the new canon post Disney ownership, have established that the New Republic...
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    Sticky: Better image of the same scene: 40305

    Better image of the same scene:

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    Sticky: Here are a couple of similar photos of BB-61...

    Here are a couple of similar photos of BB-61 under construction.

    June 1941, the boilers are all present, with partial decks surrounding. The only indication (that I can see) of Broadway is the...
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    Sticky: Thank you for the clarification, Mr. Landgraff. I...

    Thank you for the clarification, Mr. Landgraff. I know you have probably forgotten more about these ships than I can ever hope to learn.

    When touring BB-63, a few of us were allowed to climb up...
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    Sticky: Broadway is located a deck above that, running...

    Broadway is located a deck above that, running from the barbette of turret 2 to the barbette of turret 3.

    Here is a picture from my visit to Missouri a few years ago:

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    Sticky: More than just those two got up. Do a search for...

    More than just those two got up. Do a search for "George R Bickell Pearl Harbor", and you'll find a few articles (new and old) about "Uncle George" (his nickname, but he also happens to be my uncle)....
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    The argument that I've been hearing is that the...

    The argument that I've been hearing is that the historical record doesn't support this theory. Comparing the F-15 and F-16, using the same engines, the F-15 supposedly has a much higher rate of...
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    Sticky: "CG" as in computer generated 3D models, although...

    "CG" as in computer generated 3D models, although after 20+ years of doing it professionally, I can tell you that the computers still don't really generate much at all. When we do hack-jobs with...
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    Sticky: I'm pretty sure it was a "kitbashed" CG model,...

    I'm pretty sure it was a "kitbashed" CG model, and the basis was an Iowa class circa WWII. In fact, it seems to have started out as Iowa herself, if you notice the the deck on the tower with the...
  19. The design as it stood a year ago did include...

    The design as it stood a year ago did include conformal belly weapons bays on the attack variants, but they got rid of it. None of the V-280 designs I've seen had a back ramp, as it is a much...
  20. It is somewhat tight in the forward pitched...

    It is somewhat tight in the forward pitched configuration, though there is still a couple of feet of clearance. I think this is why they redesigned the landing gear, getting rid of the pod that...
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