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Reply #1170 on: May 31, 2020, 08:43:26 AM
Looks like it would fit right in with The Great White Fleet in 1908.

Avalanche Press makes games for that period.

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Reply #1171 on: May 31, 2020, 09:01:53 AM
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Reply #1172 on: May 31, 2020, 09:18:05 AM
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USS Washington (BB-47) fitting out at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, Camden, NJ, circa late 1921 or early 1922. She'd be a victim of the Washington Treaty. Expended as a target.



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Reply #1173 on: May 31, 2020, 04:14:50 PM
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HMS Illustrious, in Captain Cook Dry Dock, Sydney on the 3rd March 1945



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Reply #1174 on: May 31, 2020, 04:15:48 PM
With some neatly folded F4U's on deck.

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Reply #1175 on: May 31, 2020, 04:46:29 PM
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Main 15'' (381/50 Mod. 1934) guns of Italian Battleship Roma before commissioning, 1940



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Reply #1176 on: May 31, 2020, 05:07:41 PM
Impressive.

Sadly, Roma and most of her crew went down after she was hit by Luftwaffe glide bombs in what was history's first sinking of a large warship by guided munitions.

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Reply #1177 on: May 31, 2020, 05:14:16 PM
Yes - hit by Fritz-X missiles after the Italian's had surrendered. I remember reading about that.

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Reply #1178 on: May 31, 2020, 11:17:23 PM
I remember seeing one show where they recreated the Fritz weapon to test it's effects. They dropped it somewhere in the desert. It's penetration capabilities were incredible.  :o

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Reply #1179 on: June 01, 2020, 06:49:53 AM
Yeah, the FritzX was a 'battleship killer', designed to penetrate lots of armor. Since it was unpowered the launching plane had to come close and stay within sight of both the tail of the FritzX (which had a tracking flair) and the target all the way in. Both it and the Henschel He293 (a rocket-assisted type designed for soft targets such as transports and destroyers) cause a lot of damage during the Sicilian and Italian campaigns.

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Reply #1180 on: June 01, 2020, 07:01:16 AM
I think they also used it against shipping at Anzio, and employed the He 177 as a launch platform. I think the aircraft that sank the Roma was a Do 217.

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Reply #1181 on: June 01, 2020, 09:12:49 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=62GkCPYzcII

USS Savannah was hit by a Fritz X.
This hit the roof of C turret.  Penetrated and went into the forward magazine.
The explosion actually blew through the hull near the keel.  It is believed this actually saved the ship as the flooding seawater kept the magazine from cooking off.
There is a split second photo of the explosion that is shocking.  Unfortunately, my hard drive fried and I cannot pull it up.

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Reply #1182 on: June 01, 2020, 09:24:18 AM
Navy history site.

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Reply #1183 on: June 02, 2020, 02:28:35 PM
Thinking about Fritz X, brought to mind the Soviet AS-4 Kitchen missile.
It had two modes of attack and one was a high altitude approach, once over the target it made a terminal dive into the target ship from 27,000 feet.
Just occurred to me that this is very similar to the Fritz.  Since most of the Soviet AS missiles made their terminal Al flight at 1,000 feet or less, into the targets side.  I wonder if they were consciously making an effort to copy the Fritz.

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Reply #1184 on: June 02, 2020, 03:49:54 PM
Copy!? The Soviets!? NYET!  :hehe:

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