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and this aint poo, the military plans to have all-electric battleships outfitted completely with Railguns by 2020ish, or in 20 years, i cant remember when they said it would be. go google the videos of the railgun test fires. THATS some badassery
Battleships do not surge sideways when they fire.
No the picture was not shopped.
Yes its shockwaves from the guns blast that you can see.
Twist13: Yes I am an idiot.
RearEchelon : But I`m still smarter than you.
"I`ll never accept that this li`l boat can be moved sideways more than a gnat`s rooster"
Unless it was in space and firing all guns so that the resultant force was through the CoM..
A battleship moving *sideways*, yeah, thats a MASSIVE amount of drag. Also, "ignoring rotational effect" is another biggie considering the large width of the ship as well.
Furthermore, the massive force is a very short impulse alot of which would pass through the ship as a shockwave and dissapate into the water on the other side.
Those factors combined will compensate for most of your 14cm estimate which is why in reality Battleships recoil something more like a theoretical few milimeters which is negligable in a non-still sea.
stupid units for clever Americans
So I`ll accept the pic is not shopped, but I`ll never accept that this li`l boat can be moved sideways more than a gnat`s rooster.
You do know that the kind of rule aboard a battleship is a hierarchy (/dictatorship)?
That is manly.
For those that reckon the ship would surge sideways when it fired a broadside... erm, why wouldn`t it just roll over?
There are currently no battleships on the naval vessel register. No nation operates gun battleships anymore. The Russians operate very large cruisers known as battlecruisers, but they are based on missiles. The Iowa and Wisconsin are ostensibly to be maintained in a ready status, but it would take 2-4 years to return one to service. They are not in the reserve fleet. The Iowa class, pictured here, are the second largest battleships ever constructed. (The Japanese Yamato class were the largest.) The ships are considered obsolete because besides their heavy armor they are defenseless against cruise missiles. Modern naval weapons have much longer ranges than the battleships can achieve. They would possibly be useful during an amphibious landing in modern war as fire support, but would be completely useless against a modern navy.
why this coment? just felt like it, Im going to take my pills now! :D
wow, its totally pushed sideways from the blast... scary to think about really
its just a pea shooter ;p
As goaliejerry says, its obsolete.
The US coast guard does not need battleships, and the US navy doesn`t need anything but carriers.
Battleship Missouri - Gulf War
Your lack of grammar skills kind of points to you being one of them, actually.
Welcome to the internet? I hope you know that most people on here are old farts and young idiots.