Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
"USS Maryland (BB-46) fires her 16 inch guns.[4802 × 3374]"
"A member of No. 9 Commando at Anzio, equipped for a patrol with his Bren gun, 5 March 1944."
A nice shot Larry. I can't for the Conspiracy Industry to photoshop out the squadron insignia and edit the caption to something like: "South African soldiers inspect an abandoned Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor captured in an airfield after a flight to South Africa in 1945; note the African jungle camouflage." Sometimes it is just too easy.
It’s amazing what they could do with something like that.
"The USS Alabama looking majestic as she relaxes in retirement. (OC) (4032X1816)."
Question on U.S. Iowa Class Battleship; what was that very large/high antenna with the parts extending out from it, that was mounted on the bow used for. I believe it was only on post World War II ships? Why was it put there and why only later? I know I saw it on the Missouri but not sure about all the others, but on the one shown also. I couldn’t find anything definitive on Google/Wiki.
That was for the Navy Tactical Data System (NTDS), developed in the 1960s for real-time data exchange between ships as well as automating the ship's own combat systems functions. The refitted Iowas were the only BBs to have it.
"T-34 tanks from the 10th Guards Ural Volunteer Tank Corps on the streets of Lviv."
Also used for hanging out laundry.
Or so I told the FNGs.
Soldiers from the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division equipped with P14 and SMLE rifles, gather during sniper training, England 24 April, 1943....
Converging or diverging? I like to think we'll have baby bunnies by the time the snow melts.
Perhaps the ball took them away?
"The italian Ciclone class torpedoboat Groppo in 1942. [1600x953]"
Both. The Rabbit track to the left is coming towards the camera, and the rabbit path going to the right is moving away from the camera. At one point they were converging and at another point, they were diverging.
Thanks. I've never hunted anything that couldn't hunt me back.
"Japanese bombs fall around the carrier USS Manila Bay as she ferries P-47s in 1944. Manila Bay would launch four of these aircraft to provide cover, the only time Army P-47s went into combat off of a carrier."
Pucker factor 9.
"USS Slater in Albany, NY. photo by Thomas Scian. [2048x1536]"
USS Slater - Wikipedia