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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by darkshadow, Apr 15, 2005.
that was close
old school battle ship remember?
is that what happens when a whale farts?
only if you light it!
Oh yea, pre-electronic days. Heyyyyyyy, you sunk my battleship.
Or the Robo-cop version called Nuke'm.
Wow............what's the story on the boom?
well to my highly trained movie eye it looks like a shallow subserface detonation, like a deapth charge in the movies before the big ball of water/steam/vapor, blow out of the water.
and judging by the size of it , and assuming its not shopped. must be attack, no planes on deck though
That looks like a HUGE explosion compared to what appears to be an aircraft carrier.
I'm with Cbbr on this one. I smell a photochop.
maybe i'm just crazy, but if you look at the pic, and dont focus directly on it, i can see what appears to be a chop line extending from the left edge of the carrier's reflection. anybody else see that?
IIRC, the flight deck of a CVN is about 75ft off the water. The island and masts adds another 75ft or so. That water column is taller than the ship, which would take some serious boom-boom. They haven't blown up the America yet, and the Navy would never let an explosion that big happen near an active CVN, sooo......
yeah i thought it was still cool though.
at first i though the ship was the chop, because of the shadow uner it looked like it was fake, but it also looks like the wake behind the ship is right..
still a cool shot/shop
I saw a show on the sea trials of the Regan I think and they did stuff like that. It was controlled but they did stuff like that to test the integrity of the ship, It was a cool show
Yep that is part of the sea trials.
I was stationed on the carrier George Washington. There were some guys still around that commissioned the ship, and heard about that testing. I've seen a similar pic of the GW.
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