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    Just saw something on another thread and hated to...

    Just saw something on another thread and hated to see this. Damn he seemed like a great guy and a wealth of information. Sad to see but at least he's with his wife. RIP sir, you will be missed.
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    Sticky: Smooth bore Naval guns?

    Random idea that I wanted to run by everyone. The M1 Abrams MBT uses a smoothbore cannon with specialized shells that stabilize it's flight thus not needing rifling and still able to penetrate...
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    Sticky: IIRC Rusty said that the barbette could he...

    IIRC Rusty said that the barbette could he repaired but maybe I read that wrong. Hmm I'll look tomorrow. Also the Iowas turret apparently wasn't that bad and they have all the parts to repair it. Not...
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    Could cut the mast like the Iowa, not ideal...

    Could cut the mast like the Iowa, not ideal buttt. Wait I thought that bridge lifted up? Maybe I'm mistaken. Still she needs a real drydock. Bill Gates is my long lost cousin 42 times removed so when...
  5. Any updates guys? I can't believe i haven't...

    Any updates guys? I can't believe i haven't checked in this long!
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    Sticky: I'm no expert, I've just read a lot but...

    I'm no expert, I've just read a lot but supposedly there are foundrys that could build some type of barrel but IIRC you would have to build a loose liner type like the Des Moines class. But with new...
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    That spot is barely noticeable :haha:. Looking...

    That spot is barely noticeable :haha:. Looking good though and as always thank you for the updates.
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    I'm sorry to hear Sir, my condolences go out to...

    I'm sorry to hear Sir, my condolences go out to you and your family.
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    Sticky: Yea i'd try my hardest to get in if they were to...

    Yea i'd try my hardest to get in if they were to sail again!

    Hopefully they would ignore that both ankles have had surgery on, extreme asthma, and need to have specially treated blood in the event...
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    Next to the hatch for the citadel is a brass...

    Next to the hatch for the citadel is a brass crank wheel. Cranking the wheel will shut it but it's a bear i helped the volunteer coordinator on the WhisKy with it and one of us pushed the door while...
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    What's with the purge? IIRC you said that woman...

    What's with the purge? IIRC you said that woman was clearing some rooms out for offices or something but damn just stick those in another room its not like there not enough space. As always thank you...
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    I got to see her over July 4th weekend and i did...

    I got to see her over July 4th weekend and i did not see those plans but theres alot to see in those old berthing spaces turned display rooms and alot of spaces had power shut off. I'll post pics...
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    Sticky: I was going through something online the other...

    I was going through something online the other day (can't remember where) that said the Missouri had a prop shaft removed, they went on to say that means she couldn't be reactivated (stupid). Anyways...
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    I dont think using the M77 would be an apt...

    I dont think using the M77 would be an apt comparison. The armor of today is alot different from WWII, some better some worse. Something tells me those wouldnt even scratch the armor beltol on one....
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    Ok this is NOT for a possible reactivation just...

    Ok this is NOT for a possible reactivation just me thinking in my head (always thinking of the old girls, hell i have posters of 5 out of the 6 Iowas hanging up in my room) but could you...
  16. RIP sir, you will be missed but never forgotten.

    RIP sir, you will be missed but never forgotten.
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    Well I'd do that if I owned the company. Be...

    Well I'd do that if I owned the company. Be pretty proud to have moved any navy ship let alone a new class leader.
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    Pre Commissioned Unit

    Pre Commissioned Unit
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    Sticky: Could they have done that during the 80's? I know...

    Could they have done that during the 80's? I know they reblended the powder bags leftover from Korea which I assume was more of a money thing then anything but the new propellant would have been...
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    Sticky: ??? Read the above post by Rusty.

    ??? Read the above post by Rusty.
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