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  1. Takao

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    If the photo is legit, a shell exploded prematurely in the barrel. However, the shredded barrel appears photochopped.
     
  2. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    I love PT boats.


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  3. CAC

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    Sigh....me too.
     
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    Side cars were mounted on both sides.Depends on the country used in.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Blossoming is fun to watch from a safe distance. Giving the crew shit afterwards is worth the jumpscare.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Plenty of similar pix on Google, but of course a meme does expand.
     
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    von Poop Waspish WW2|ORG Editor

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    Wonder how effective they were...sure, getting this gun to where it was needed was a definite advantage, but was the gun big enough to actually stop a tank? (just because its designated AT doesn't mean it WLL stop a tank) - Zero protection from any following infantry or the tanks own anti personnel guns...could be easily captured in battle and quickly turned against the users side...Don't like it.
    An emergency piece of kit IMO.
     
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  10. Half Track

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    I am currently most enamoured of this shot.
    5th Canadian AD Firefly IC in Holland, April '45, with all the trimmings.
    Duckbills, Churchill track, 'extra' muzzle brake, wavy barrel & natty looking crew.

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    IMG_3484.JPG And just for "kicks," me with our mascot, Tiger, Bay Hill Galley Guantanamo Bay Cuba 1968
     
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    The Baker Bomb, 25 Jul 46. That's the USS Saratoga (CV3) being lifted out of the water on the right side of the "water spout". Inglorious end to a proud ship.

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    How do you say "d'oh" in German? Anybody know the story on this one?

    And probably some flag officer lost their flag over this deal. Did the KM send disgraced sailors to the Eastern Front too?

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    That's likely the USS Arkansas. She was the closest ship to "ground zero" and was lifted upwards by the blast, with its bow touching the ocean bottom.
     
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    "At 2004 hours on 15 October 1944, as the Prinz Eugen returned to Gotenhafen from a naval support operation off Memel, the heavy cruiser accidentally rammed the light cruiser Leipzig amidships off the coast of Hela. It took fourteen hours before it was considered safe to separate both ships. "

    Prinz Eugen collision with Leipzig
     
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    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Another pic of the site.

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    Saratoga sinking, 25 July 1946

    I've read that as well in the past. But here's what I based my assumptions on.

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    Saratoga being lifted out of the water during the Baker detonation.
     

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