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What is your Favorite type of ship?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by f6fhellcat, Jan 12, 2010.

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What is your favorite type of warship?

  1. aircraft carrier

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. battleship

    23.1%
  3. submarine

    26.2%
  4. cruiser

    15.4%
  5. destroyer

    15.4%
  6. frigate

    20.0%
  1. the_diego

    the_diego Member

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    I scanned the posts only now. Lots of fellow-cruiser fans here. :D I would have loved to have been in command of a cruiser division in the south pacific (but then, I probably wouldn't have survived the war.)
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Until you get to the panzerschiffe. :p
     
  3. Carronade

    Carronade Ace Patron  

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    That cut both ways; practically any contemporary warship a panzerschiffe could catch - like cruisers - could outrun it, and those it could catch - like battleships - outgunned it.

    Still, I would agree the Deutschlands were the most useful things Germany could build while claiming to comply with the 10,000-ton limit.
     
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    ..I was in the USMC and got to see what must've been the USS Wisconsin big gun impact at Vieques PR.....we were on a hill overlooking a beautiful bay firing mortars at about 2000m range...we were about 4000m from the big guns' impact and it was still loud!!!!
    ...I don't recall seeing the guns fire because the view of the ship was blocked by part of the hill we were on--but we definitely saw and heard the impact
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    When Missouri tested her guns off the coast of California people were calling in earthquake reports. Big Mo was over the horizon at the time.
     
  6. bronk7

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    ..it's amazing how much force is created and used yet the guns [ and ship ] are still ok
    bold mine
    Sixteen-inch Naval Gun
     
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    They were built for battle.

    Which means they MIGHT have survived a mother-in-law.
     

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