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Date: 10/10/09 12:03 PM

74 Responses to Most Awesome Battleship to Ever Battle [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm
    Link: Most Awesome Battleship to Ever Battle - Now that`s a fire.
  2. Profile photo of SHadowT1988
    SHadowT1988 Male 18-29
    234 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    Holy Explosion!
  3. Profile photo of woodslover69
    woodslover69 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    I was stationed on a ship just like this in the 1980`s. This, no big whoop.
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    mr_c_bowler Male 18-29
    301 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    look at how far sideways it was pushed. thats awesome power
  5. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    Heh, looks like they`ve armed it with flamethrowers. An unconventional choice, but bound to surprise the enemy.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    woodslover69: impressive, considering that even at the maximum of your 18-29 age range, you would have been under ten years old for the duration of the 80`s.
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    Nimrodel Female 18-29
    52 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:37 pm
    add a big-arse bag of marshmallows and that`s one fun war you`ve got there!
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    hypergames Male 13-17
    47 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    shopped
  9. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    If they don`t get you, the anti-missile/aircraft turrets that shoot 4,500 times a minute will!
  10. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    "woodslover69: impressive, considering that even at the maximum of your 18-29 age range, you would have been under ten years old for the duration of the 80`s."

    Welcome to the internet? I hope you know that most people on here are old farts and young idiots.

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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    Looking at the wake, that is some freakin ass fire power
  12. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    almightybob1 - Good point! - woodslover69 - Got a come back for that sir?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Somebody on the other end of this just bought his ass a world of grief.
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    I was stationed on one of these during the crusades. we sailed it straight through the center of Jeruselem and parked it up behind the spice market. We went out on the lash and when we got back some dirty skank has sawed right through the bike lock and made off with it. Boy were our faces red when we got back to base. We had to win it back from Saladim in a game of marbles. We won best of three in the end but it was close I`ll tell you.
  15. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    Boom shaka laka!
  16. Profile photo of iplaymusic
    iplaymusic Male 18-29
    292 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    damn right.
  17. Profile photo of ShadowDD13
    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 2:31 pm
    just because some of us are young doesnt mean we are ALL idiots... granted a good 75 - 85% of the young population acts that way... but im not one of them lol
  18. Profile photo of flipNhigh
    flipNhigh Male 18-29
    194 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    damn, im surprized it didnt flip over and capsize
  19. Profile photo of durdikkimeng
    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
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    October 10, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    Avast ye lubbers.Now that BE a broadside.
  20. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    "just because some of us are young doesnt mean we are ALL idiots... granted a good 75 - 85% of the young population acts that way... but im not one of them lol"

    Your lack of grammar skills kind of points to you being one of them, actually.

  21. Profile photo of zmeace
    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    looks more like its getting blown up that shooting
  22. Profile photo of AnImbroglio
    AnImbroglio Male 30-39
    838 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm
    When you`ve absolutely, positively gotta kill every motherf*cker in the room, accept no substitutes.
  23. Profile photo of ADRUNKHOBO
    ADRUNKHOBO Male 18-29
    295 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    Epic drifting!
  24. Profile photo of tyrannus
    tyrannus Male 18-29
    201 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    I want to see a video of this. Does the ship get pushed sideways when this happens?
  25. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    Did a picture search, This is the USS Missouri (now decommissioned).
    Class: Iowa-class battleship
    Length: 887 feet 3 inches
    Beam: 108 feet 3 inches
    Draft: 34 feet 9 1/4 inches
    Weight: 58,000 tons (full load)
    Speed: In excess of 30 knots
    Boilers: Eight 600 PSI Babcock & Wilcox
    Main Engines: Four geared GE turbines
    Anchors: Two 30,000 lb. anchors
    Main Gun Battery: Nine 16"/50 caliber guns in three turrets, with 2,700 lb armor piercing projectiles and
    1,900 lb high capacity projectiles. Rate of fire
    - two rounds per min. per gun.
    Following the 1987 reactivation, Missouri deployed Tomahawk Cruise Missiles.
  26. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Someone asked for video.

    Battleship Missouri - Gulf War

  27. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    FYI - battleships such as this are obsolete in the age of missiles and aircraft. The last time two battleships engaged in hostile combat was late in WWII in the pacific. Its not even necessary for shore bombardment anymore, with cruise missles and precision guided ordinance fired from aircfaft. Still, thats sweet.
  28. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4017 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Yes, it does get pushed sideways.
  29. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    October 10, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    I can`t help to think, that with this much gas escaping at such velocity from the barrel, wouldn`t extending the barrel increase the velocity of the projectile?
  30. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 4:36 pm
    Aside from how cool it looks, I see no point to this vessel. Its a needless expense.

    As goaliejerry says, its obsolete.

    The US coast guard does not need battleships, and the US navy doesn`t need anything but carriers.

  31. Profile photo of pyrochem
    pyrochem Male 18-29
    59 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Wikipedia has the pic, and lists it as the USS Iowa (still Iowa class though).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BB61_U...

  32. Profile photo of shunpo_31
    shunpo_31 Male 18-29
    1381 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    michael bay joins the navy...
  33. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9237 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    It looks so fake but so cool.
  34. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    Wow LazyMe484 thats the most ignorant comment i think ive ever read on IAB. Try getting a clue then post your offhand comments.
  35. Profile photo of Tacos4Brkfst
    Tacos4Brkfst Male 18-29
    620 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    pew pew.

    its just a pea shooter ;p

  36. Profile photo of yofuzzy
    yofuzzy Male 13-17
    310 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    goaliejerry---- we havnt fought anyone with a half decent navy since WWII, so obviously there havnt been any battleship fights recently. Im pretty sure no countrys with good navys have fought. but if england goes rogue and we need to cut them off from supplies youll be damn happy weve got these ships.
  37. Profile photo of Enchilada
    Enchilada Female 70 & Over
    931 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    peeeeeeeeeeeeew =]
  38. Profile photo of smithno13
    smithno13 Male 18-29
    252 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    To those of you arguing about the effectiveness of battleships... We havent built a single one since 1944. They are all currently in the reserve fleet - Mothballed. No crew unless needed. The last time one sailed in war was the first gulf war. Sure, we could sell them for scrap metal, but boy would we regret it when it came time to battle a powerful navy. Heck, even wars fought on land can benefit from those beasts. In the vietnam war, they sat 20 miles off shore and just lobbed shells at the enemy lines.
  39. Profile photo of KeVsTeR2475
    KeVsTeR2475 Male 13-17
    1841 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    amazing how it gets pushed sideways.
  40. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    October 10, 2009 at 10:26 pm
    So remember kids, if you ever need to boil some Ramen but the stove isn`t working... setting the ocean on fire works as well.
  41. Profile photo of godmode117
    godmode117 Male 18-29
    22 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    DEMOCRACY, BITCHES.
  42. Profile photo of Gomay
    Gomay Male 13-17
    690 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    that`s f*cking awesome
  43. Profile photo of Shellie84
    Shellie84 Female 18-29
    4197 posts
    October 10, 2009 at 11:49 pm
    KABOOOOOM!

    wow, its totally pushed sideways from the blast... scary to think about really

  44. Profile photo of TBWRB
    TBWRB Male 18-29
    50 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 1:18 am
    It makes you wonder what the really big battle ships looked like when they were firing all guns.
  45. Profile photo of trp712
    trp712 Male 18-29
    2239 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 1:41 am
    How Tsunamis are REALLY made.
  46. Profile photo of Mr_Onix
    Mr_Onix Male 18-29
    59 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 2:35 am
    Smoke on the water, fire in the sky!

    why this coment? just felt like it, Im going to take my pills now! :D

  47. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 2:40 am
    0.0
  48. Profile photo of k10josumm
    k10josumm Male 18-29
    432 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 2:45 am
    this looks too awesome to not be shopped. and yet...
  49. Profile photo of ryanwi
    ryanwi Male 30-39
    73 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 4:09 am
    Just to clear up some misconceptions:

    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.

  50. Profile photo of SlappyMcFish
    SlappyMcFish Female 13-17
    248 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 5:10 am
    extreme fishing...
  51. Profile photo of woodslover69
    woodslover69 Male 18-29
    59 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 6:27 am
    Hey, ferdyfred: I was born in 1969 (see my username?)I was on this ship. (Joined the Navy at 17).
  52. Profile photo of Skyler92
    Skyler92 Female 18-29
    196 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 6:36 am
    a pyromaniac`s paradise
  53. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 6:37 am
    i dont know much about Navy ships or anything, and this could be real. but the flames just dont look right
  54. Profile photo of krackfishy3
    krackfishy3 Male 18-29
    62 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 7:04 am
    Actually to all of you arguing about battleships, our modern naval weapons are just about ALL based on battleships. From the usage of internal space to the heavy strategically placed weaponry, all modern naval warfare with the exception of underwater units are in at least some small way modeled after battleships (this includes carriers whose entire design is a giant battleship with a different deck)
  55. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 9:10 am
    SHOP! (Good job though, no obvious artefacts)

    For those that reckon the ship would surge sideways when it fired a broadside... erm, why wouldn`t it just roll over?

  56. Profile photo of delete_radio
    delete_radio Female 13-17
    150 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 9:34 am
    Seeing this made my hangover worse ><
  57. Profile photo of Pyrosisflame
    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
    592 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 10:17 am
    wow... i want a button that does that
  58. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 11:16 am
    Oh my pooting balls.

    That is manly.

  59. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    October 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    "DEMOCRACY, BITCHES."

    You do know that the kind of rule aboard a battleship is a hierarchy (/dictatorship)?

  60. Profile photo of RearEchelon
    RearEchelon Male 18-29
    139 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Matt, if you`re going to wax intellectual about something, at least have the decency to be right. Battleships in fact DO surge sideways when firing a full broadside. It doesn`t roll over because there`s more ship below the waterline. It`s not just floating on top.
  61. Profile photo of bingo5765
    bingo5765 Male 18-29
    207 posts
    October 11, 2009 at 3:25 pm
    A CHALLENGER APPEARS!


  62. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2009 at 4:00 am
    Actually.. If we are gonna spar on the intellectual front.. Wouldn`t a flatter profile sitting on top of the water have more tendency to surge rather than roll. Whereas a deeper profile is going to roll more than surge.
  63. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2009 at 4:02 am
    Anyway - where does it say you ahve to be right to post on IAB? S*d that :)
  64. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    October 12, 2009 at 9:56 am
    So ignoring rotational effects... using conservation of momentum.. no drag from the water. 9 guns firing a 1000kg shell at 740m/s from a 55,000,000Kg ship. So maximum POSSIBLE sideways velocity of ship (ignoring rotational effects and a significant volume of water) is
    roughly 7500/55000 m/s. i.e. a bit less than 14cm a second. Not exactly a surge.

    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.

  65. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
    1623 posts
    October 12, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    Matt, are you counting the force of the explosion or just the force, say a catapult, would transfer to the ship if firing a 1000kg boulder? There`s more than just mass here, there`s mass turning into energy.
  66. Profile photo of Twist13
    Twist13 Male 70 & Over
    607 posts
    October 12, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    It does not move sideways in the water... It IS NOT PHOTOSHOPPED (IDIOTS) It is the blast/concussion effect you are looking at on the water.

  67. Profile photo of Kevlarcandy
    Kevlarcandy Male 18-29
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    October 12, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    No drag from the water <- there`s your problem assumption.

    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.

  68. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2009 at 4:57 am
    Er, like that was my point KC.

    "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..

  69. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    October 13, 2009 at 5:08 am
    kairobert: the shells are doing twice the speed of sound, not exactly a big fraction of the speed of light, so the only thing you need worry about here is the conservation of momentum.
    I omitted the momentum of the propellant gases - assuming that the gun would be pretty efficient at imparting energy on the main projectile, otherwise it would be a **** gun!
    The maths on the link included a version which did account for the gases, without much difference to the final figure.

    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.

  70. Profile photo of srgkoala
    srgkoala Male 18-29
    299 posts
    October 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    Boy that would put an end to Japanese whaling
  71. Profile photo of paradix
    paradix Male 18-29
    143 posts
    October 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    Why Can`t I be the fkkin smart guy for once?!?!
  72. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    October 14, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    Not shopped, just mega-tons of awesomeness!
    Oh, go google-image it!
  73. Profile photo of faaaaq
    faaaaq Male 18-29
    693 posts
    October 17, 2009 at 7:13 am
    it should be obvous that it didnt move, as the water on the other side is undisturbed....

    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

  74. Profile photo of Dogmrn7
    Dogmrn7 Male 13-17
    22 posts
    November 14, 2009 at 6:51 pm
    uhhh.... Faaag. im your dumb. what Electric battle ships are you talking about? the us hasnt had a battle ship on active duty or even in the navy since the 60`s. And why the hell would they put rail guns on them? when was the last time you saw a ship to ship battle. even if it was used to fire at land new technology like drating missles can do more power are more acurate and are cheaper then drating rail guns. You`re an idiot. Dont say things you know nothing about.

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