Weapons, Old and New

 

Here you can see how big the original 16 inch guns were. This shell is said to weigh as much as a volkswagon. My wife Rita is 5' 2" tall. Each 16 inch gun is 65 feet long and weighs 116 tons, able to fire a 2,700 pound shell 23 miles in 50 seconds.

This is the type of missle that was used during the Gulf War.
Photo's taken January 2001. Credit, Roger Fortner
Submitted by: Roger Fortner
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