What's inside of these turrets?

by Igor August. 08, 2013 4353 views

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The big gun turrets on the battleship could turn up to 270 degrees, but were not attached to the ship in any way, so if the ship turned over, the turrets would fall out!
Each 16 inch Big Gun could shoot a 2,700-pound shell up to 21 miles and still hit a dime, but you never could find the dime.

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It took 140 men to man each of the big gun turrets, which were 5 levels deep on the ship.

Each time the big guns shot, the shell weighed up to 2,700 pounds, and it took 540 pounds of black gunpowder (six 90 pound bags for each shot) to shoot it, the equivalent of shooting a small automobile each time, and the big guns could shoot at least once every 30 seconds.

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Zajä…C 6 years, 1 month ago

Only a man can create so amazingly unnatural environment for living.

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
Paul 6 years, 1 month ago

very interesting, thanks....

6 years, 1 month ago Edited
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