Shell and Weight: HE; 563.38 lbs
You won't be carrying many of them in a bandolier!
posted on 01/23/2003 12:14:01 PM PST
(Armed in the Heartland)
LOL! Bet it made a big hole when it landed.
posted on 01/23/2003 12:19:52 PM PST
(To look into the eyes of the wolf is to see your soul)
The shell fired by the 16" guns on the New Jersey (I was told) weighted 1600 lbs. and could hit a target the size of a VW Beetle 22 miles away. At night you could see the muzzle flash 6-7 miles away. A three gun salvo to the port or starboard move the ships bow over about 12-16 inches. The most I ever saw them fire though was 2 barrels at a time. The black smoke and fire that comes out looks just awesome.
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