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    "American light 75-mm self-propelled howitzer M8 "Scott" in the firing position. Germany, winter 1945."
     
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    "The wreck of IS-2 Turret No.537 of the 87th Guards Heavy Tank Regiment. 1945."
     
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    "[1978X1280] February 1913, off Pula. The largest-ever Austro-Hungarian fleet maneuvers become a swan song of graf Rudolf Montecuccoli, the mastermind and commander-in-chief, who will step down several days later."
     
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    "[3648x2736] [OC] Russian armoured cruiser Aurora moored as static museum in Saint Petersburg. Picture taken by me on September of 2017."
     
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    "The B-29 was one of the largest aircraft of WW2, first flew in 1942 and only 4 years later the next generation B-36 almost doubled the size."
     
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    "[2865 x 2229]USS Oklahoma City (CLG-5) underway at sea, circa in 1961."
     
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    "Brazilian battleship Minas Geraes on the River Tyne on August 16, 1909, while being towed from Armstrong's shipyard in Elswick for retrofitting in Newcastle, at the Vickers shipyard. [1799 × 1079]"
     
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    "Ensigns Dorothy Swallen and Dora Eggleston, two Navy Nurses stationed at Mare Island Navy Yard, late 1944. The destroyer USS Wadleigh (DD-689) is in the background."
     
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    An illustration of the growing importance of command and control. CLGs had the after half of their gun armament - two triple 6" turrets, three twin 5" - replaced by missiles and their associated radars. O City and three others had most of the remainder - one turret and two 5" mounts - removed in order to provide the two-level bridge and enlarged superstructure for service as flagships. The original cruiser bridge was the small structure supporting the two gun directors, just forward of the foremast. The one remaining 5" mount was relocated to the former position of #2 6" turret.
     
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    Do you know how the manning level changed as a result of the conversion?
     
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    "Town-class 'light' cruiser HMS Belfast, on the eve of war, August 1939 [1942 x 1187]."
     
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    "Battleship HMS King George V with her 14" main battery trained to port, c. 1940-41 [1519 x 833]."
     
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    Not WWII, but very cool.

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    "Moon Rising Between Starships
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    Explanation: What's that on either side of the Moon? Starships. Specifically, they are launch-and-return reusable rockets being developed by SpaceX to lift cargo and eventually humans from the Earth's surface into space. The two rockets pictured are SN9 (Serial Number 9) and SN10 which were captured near their Boca Chica, Texas launchpad last month posing below January's full Wolf Moon. The Starships house liquid-methane engines inside rugged stainless-steel shells. SN9 was test-launched earlier this month and did well with the exception of one internal rocket that failed to relight during powered descent. SN10 continues to undergo ground tests and may be test-launched later this month."
     
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    Message from George VI to children of the Empire, 1946.
     
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    "British Churchill VII Crocodile flame-throwing tank, Russia, NIBT proving grounds, summer of 1944."
     
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    "Assembly of the British infantry tank Churchill VII."
     
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    "Graphic of the Royal Navy during WW2 - red ships were sunk [2744 x 1398]."
     
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    [QUOTE="OpanaPointer, post: 866454, member: 3924
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    "Battleship HMS King George V with her 14" main battery trained to port, c. 1940-41 [1519 x 833]."[/QUOTE]
    Really a nice ship!
     
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    "Tirpitz, May 1941, Gotenhafen. [1280x848]"
     
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    Really a nice ship![/QUOTE]
    I like the slab-sided superstructure over the rounded ones.
     
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