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  1. Half Track

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    10C8D3ED-7A44-4902-8B53-439BD4187929.jpeg Thanks. But I am not referring to that high antenna, I am referring to that raised curved part or whatever you call it that set on the very edge of the bow. I think some had two small guns on them. Look at the front of this....
     
  2. Takao

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    Not to burst your bubble, but the launching orders were:

    South Dakota
    Massachusetts
    Indiana
    Alabama

    Iowa
    New Jersey
    Wisconsin
    Missouri
     
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    The 20mm "bathtubs" were only on the Iowa class. The 20mms on the bows of the North Carolina Class & South Dakota Class were placed further back.
    Missouri
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    Massachusetts
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    The bow 20mms are just above the forward anchors, instead of at the extreme end of the bow.
     
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    Because the model I just got was missing that part. I was aware but for what I paid, I was still very happy. I have seen others from the Franklin Mint on line on eBay with more wrong than that and asking more money. I contacted their customer service and they are trying to see if it is still possible to get it as the model is now discontinued. And I am not sure if it was a separate part or part of the deck. I could always try to take one off of another model but that would wreck that model and may not look right on the Franklin Mint model, even if I painted it to match. A novice would not notice it but I know it’s missing.
     
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    "A Hawker Hurricane Mk I In Flight, 1940."
     
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    Oof, haven't been checking. Have I made any blank posts or posts with captions and not pictures.

    Damn, I love morphine but it can be distra
     
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    A part of me wants to try Morphine to see what it's like...is it better than other drugs?
     
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    From other photos online, it looks to be a separate part.
     
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    Depends on how your body responds to it. It relieves my pain somewhat. I never get a buzz out of opiates, but oxycontin put me in full respiratory arrest. Got a tracheostomy out of that. Lots of people take opiates recreationally. Laudanum was an opium-based product used for headaches and the like in the 1800s, sold over-the-counter. Heroin was supposed to be an improvement over other opiates, "without the addictive characters". Didn't work out that way.

    And I'm rambling again.
     
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    "[1280x860] The Italian battleship Duilio, colorized by Irootoko Jr."
     
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    "USS California (BB-44) during the Battle Fleet's visit to New Zealand in 1925. [4073x3020]"
     
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    "[6678 x 4934]USS South Carolina (BB-26) underway circa 1910-1914."
     
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    Thanks
    .From the reply I received, he said they would let me know when parts arrived. We shall see, it’s been a long time and I didn’t have much hope of spare parts being available.
     
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    "U.S. Navy Martin SP-5B Marlin patrol plane uses JATO (jet assisted take-off) rockets to lift from the waters of Cam Ranh Bay, South Vietnam, to begin a patrol of the coast, in April 1967 [5711x4264]."

    (Makes whooshing sounds and scares cats.)
     
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    "Soviet T-34 tank with applique armour produced by factory #112. Leningrad Front, summer of 1942."

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    What's that clock looking instrument mounted on the forward mast for?
     
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    It's a "range clock".

    I forget if it was for the estimated range to the enemy or the range the guns were firing at.
     
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    Range the guns are firing, which is estimated range for the enemy most often. Were there two, fore and aft? I don't remember.
     

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