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C7 Meets Gun From The "Big MO"

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  • C7 Meets Gun From The "Big MO"

    Good cruise up the Atlantic coast today with my lovely wife to Cape Henlopen/Fort Miles, DE. There is a display of a 16 inch gun that was once aboard the battleship Missouri. Its the same type gun that was deployed at this place on the coast during WW II to deal with enemy submarines off the coast.

    The combined weight of the gun and the supporting framework is 300 tons. The16-inch gun at Fort Miles could send a 2,700 pound shell toward a target more than 27 miles away. A crew of 48 could load and fire two of the massive shells every two minutes.

    The photos don't adequately show the size of this thing. The barrel is over 66 feet long. Thats me pointing at it.

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  • #2
    Those big guns are really amazing. Never ceases to amaze me how big some things are we don’t see everyday.
    Hope your trip was a blast and thanks for posting.
    There is a madness to my method!

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    • #3
      Wow I'm trying to picture a 2700 lb shell. It's basically a small car. Yikes.
      Rocket City Florida- 2001 ZO6 - 2013 427 Vert - 2020 Stingray

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Frenzy36 View Post
        Wow I'm trying to picture a 2700 lb shell. It's basically a small car. Yikes.
        Yea, There was one on display. Ouch!

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        • #5
          That's very cool.

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          • #6
            Wait, you're in the picture? Had to do a double take.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ateupjoe View Post
              Wait, you're in the picture? Had to do a double take.
              Resolution is not real good.
              Last edited by Boomer; 12-17-2018, 05:34 AM.

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              • #8
                I guess they wouldn't let you park the C7 on the top of the gun for a great pic.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Fireeagle View Post
                  I guess they wouldn't let you park the C7 on the top of the gun for a great pic.
                  Yea well since you said that... The whole area was "apparently" closed. I took a gravel path and got the C7 up to the platform display. I think the display access is still under construction. Totally impromptu.
                  Last edited by Boomer; 12-18-2018, 04:51 PM. Reason: clarity

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                  • #10
                    Glad you were not busted Boomer, and are now posting from within a Homeland Security security holding facility, with your “captors” driving your C7 who knows where..
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by John View Post
                      Glad you were not busted Boomer, and are now posting from within a Homeland Security security holding facility, with your “captors” driving your C7 who knows where..
                      There're on my tail!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Boomer View Post

                        There're on my tail!
                        Not worried about them ever catching you. You do have the C7

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