Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
Precisely the point I was making my friend.
"Rear Admiral David W. Taylor, USN (left), Chief of the Bureau of Construction and Repair, and Rear Admiral John K. Robison, USN (right), Chief of the Bureau of Engineering, hold a model of the battle cruisers (CC-1 class) then under construction, 8 March 1922. [740x540]."
The before and after models represent the conversion of the CC-class ships to CV-class.
"Two seat Japanese Yokosuka MXY-7 Ohka manned bombs used for Kamikaze mission training. 1945."
Bring your son to work day?
"Wreck of the light cruiser Köln at Wilhelmshaven Shipyards, 1945. She was sunk on an even keel and used as an anti-aircraft battery until the war ended."
"A German armored tank crosses the Aisne River in France, on June 21, 1940, one day before the surrender of France."
(The armored tanks took an Uber.)
"USS Cusk launches a Republic‐Ford JB‐2 Loon missile, 1951. The Loon was basically a US Navy copy of the German V-1 flying bomb. (1442x1142)"
"US armoured carrier USS Midway at sea. [6124x4910]"
"Chinese soldiers man a sound detector which directs the firing of 3-inch anti-aircraft guns, around the city of Chongqing, China, on May 2, 1941."
"USS Rochester (CA-124), one of the prettiest cruisers ever imo (869x315"
what class is it...did she have any sisters?
Oregon City class, a modified version of the Baltimore class, 4 completed and 6 cancelled.
and...sisters toot sweet.
who is the prettiest
That certainly is a nice one!
Looks like some chocolate bars………….
"The world's first operational jet powered bomber, the Arado Ar 234 Blitz (Lightning) was smaller than you may think."
"An M36 crosses the Rhine, March 24 1945."
"Machine Gun Test Bench for P-51 D Mustang."
Death to Nazi nightcrawlers!
"1NZSAS operator Steve Askin after the Intercontinental hotel raid in Kabul 2011. His ear was shot off during the 5 hour firefight with Taliban suicide bombers. Steve tragically died in 2017 in a helicopter crash while fighting the Port Hills fires in New Zealand. (2352x3000)"
"Lightning and Orion Beyond Uluru
Image Credit & Copyright: Park Liu
Explanation: What's happening behind Uluru? A United Nations World Heritage Site, Uluru is an extraordinary 350-meter high mountain in central Australia that rises sharply from nearly flat surroundings. Composed of sandstone, Uluru has slowly formed over the past 300 million years as softer rock eroded away. In the background of the featured image taken in mid-May, a raging thunderstorm is visible. Far behind both Uluru and the thunderstorm is a star-filled sky highlighted by the constellation of Orion. The Uluru region has been a home to humans for over 22,000 years. Local indigenous people have long noted that when the stars that compose the modern constellation of Orion first appear in the night sky, a hot season involving lightning storms will soon be arriving."
Great shot of Orion.