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  1. The Iowa's had the anti-ship capable variant of...

    The Iowa's had the anti-ship capable variant of the Tomahawk in addition to the land attack variant. It's probable that during Desert Storm they were probably only carrying the land attack version....
  2. The Iowa's didn't just have Harpoon to engage...

    The Iowa's didn't just have Harpoon to engage surface ships, they also had the anti-ship capable Tomahawk which had much longer range than the Harpoons.
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    Sorry you're impressions of Kitty Hawk and JFK...

    Sorry you're impressions of Kitty Hawk and JFK are wrong. The Kitty Hawk was in much better material condition than the JFK was at the end of both of those carriers service. JFK was notorious for...
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    This is terrible news, I'm very sorry to hear...

    This is terrible news, I'm very sorry to hear this. My prayers go out to his family.
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    USS Saratoga survived. She was expended in the...

    USS Saratoga survived. She was expended in the Bikini Atoll atomic bomb tests.
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    Sticky: This point gets brought up a lot and there's a...

    This point gets brought up a lot and there's a misconception that they're all gone, But there are still about 14 ships total in the fleet that are boiler powered, most notably Mount Whitney(LCC-20)...
  7. Thread: Book is ready

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    Sticky: Prayers sent your way Rusty.

    Prayers sent your way Rusty.
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    That's New Jersey, 1980's.

    That's New Jersey, 1980's.
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    Wow, looks fantastic so far! I'd love to that...

    Wow, looks fantastic so far! I'd love to that beast in person. As for writing a book, multitask, multitask! Lol
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    Hank, Have you ever considered writing a book...

    Hank,
    Have you ever considered writing a book about your time on New Jersey? I'd definitely buy a copy!
  11. Thread: USS Hornet blog

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    Oops. I swear it wasn't me.

    Oops. I swear it wasn't me.
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    Obviously you're a big Alaska class fan, so any...

    Obviously you're a big Alaska class fan, so any facts I present pointing out their weaknesses you'll keep denying, so I'm not going to engage in a long debate. I think they were very cool and capable...
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    I'm a big fan of the Alaskas, beautiful ships,...

    I'm a big fan of the Alaskas, beautiful ships, but they had a huge turning radius due to their single rudder design on an 800+ foot ship. If they had faced off against any axis battleship they would...
  14. Hi Hank, Steve told me you were helping out with...

    Hi Hank, Steve told me you were helping out with this, I really appreciate it. He told me to ask around on different forums for more resources. This is what I get for choosing to model an Iowa class...
  15. I guess not. I was hoping Rusty or someone else...

    I guess not. I was hoping Rusty or someone else might have detailed pictures of Iowa and Wisconsin in the mothball fleet before their 1980's reactivation, or drawings and plans of New Jersey's...
  16. Need drawings detailed pictures/plans of USS Iowa/ Wisconsin rear/mainmast 1956-58?

    I'm converting a 1/200 USS Missouri Trumpeter kit into USS Wisconsin in her final late 1950's fit before she was decomissioned in 1958. I have someone attempting to recreate the quadraped...
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    Sticky: I did buy the present edition just last month....

    I did buy the present edition just last month. I'll definitely by the 2nd edition as well.
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    Sticky: Rusty, you're a wealth of naval knowledge and a...

    Rusty, you're a wealth of naval knowledge and a national treasure, seriously. I have a quick question, will the revision to your book include more details about the planned IOWA class BB SLEP/FRAM...
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    Sticky: Again incorrect. The few Sprucans that ever got...

    Again incorrect. The few Sprucans that ever got ABL's before the change to VLS for the whole class didn't get them until the late 80's, just before the Gulf War. 7-8 years after New Jersey got hers....
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    Sticky: "2 Bilion on a Burke= way more to put it on a...

    "2 Bilion on a Burke= way more to put it on a Iowa. They got ABLs/R2D2S on the cheap last time. From ships being decommissioned.
    Just as important. That Burke is a new hull. How many years do the...
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