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Most Awesome Battleship to Ever Battle [Pic]

Hits: 35047 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Misc. | Added by: fancylad
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Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 23 Posts
Saturday, November 14, 2009 6:51:31 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.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 681 Posts
Saturday, October 17, 2009 7:13:20 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

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29150 Posts
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 9:21:43 PM
Not shopped, just mega-tons of awesomeness!
Oh, go google-image it!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 143 Posts
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 1:17:27 PM
Why Can't I be the fkkin smart guy for once?!?!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 295 Posts
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 1:13:39 PM
Boy that would put an end to Japanese whaling

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 5:08:13 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.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 4:57:25 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..

Male, 18-29, Asia
 11 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 8:04:09 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.

Male, 70 & Over, Midwest US
 609 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 1:16:01 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1634 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 12:33:36 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.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 9:56:33 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.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 4:02:24 AM
Anyway - where does it say you ahve to be right to post on IAB? S*d that :)

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Monday, October 12, 2009 4:00:19 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.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 207 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 3:25:49 PM

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 139 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 2:37:06 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1634 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 12:50:31 PM

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

Male, 13-17, Western US
 2349 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 11:16:20 AM
Oh my pooting balls.

That is manly.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 592 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 10:17:35 AM
wow... i want a button that does that

Female, 13-17, Western US
 150 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 9:34:30 AM
Seeing this made my hangover worse ><

Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 9:10:26 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?

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 62 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 7:04:59 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)

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 6999 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 6:37:56 AM
i dont know much about Navy ships or anything, and this could be real. but the flames just dont look right

Female, 18-29, Europe
 196 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 6:36:21 AM
a pyromaniac's paradise

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 59 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 6:27:54 AM
Hey, ferdyfred: I was born in 1969 (see my username?)I was on this ship. (Joined the Navy at 17).

Female, 13-17, Australia
 248 Posts
Sunday, October 11, 2009 5:10:12 AM
extreme fishing...

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