Big Gun

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by baydog, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. baydog

    baydog Well-Known Member

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    Thought you guys might like this. We went to Norfolk Va. yesterday and visited Nauticus Navy Musem. That bullet and what ever load of powder they used to push that thing penetrated that hunk of steel you see there. The steel was 14 sheets of 1/4" thick steel and as you could see had no trouble getting through it. They had a big balance beam hanging from the sealing and on 1 side of the beam they had a older VW beetle bug car and on the other side one of these bullets and they balanced evenly, so the bullet weight was as much as the VW Bug was....

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  2. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Damn!
     
  3. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    I could see that ruining someone's day
     
  4. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    Goodnight!
     
  5. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    It looks like a 16" Projectile from a US battle ship gun. The projectiles weighed HE 1900 lbs and after WWII they had a Nuclear shell that was 1900 lbs and a 660 lbs of powder would send it 2690 fps. The AP projectile was 2700 lbs and the 660 lbs powder would send it 2500 fps with a range of 24 miles. I am told that they could put their shots in a tennis court at that range. Now that is REAL LONG RANGE ACCURACY.

    I had a cousin that was in the Korean war and he told me that he called in fire once from a battle ship on a ridge line full of Chinese. After three broad sides of HE shells from the battle ship the ridge line had disappeared.
     
  6. Bigcat_hunter

    Bigcat_hunter Well-Known Member

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    pfff. While it may be effective like a partition close range, it has a flat base and the ogive is off. Needs a boat tail. j.k.