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OT: Shinano takes 16 inches - 10/21/2015 4:56:03 PM   
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http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/abbdd6L_700b.jpg

This belongs here. No idea if its real but its on the internet, so...
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RE: OT: Shinano takes 16 inches - 10/21/2015 6:18:57 PM   
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A ballistics test of a 16" projectile fired against a section of armoured plating intended for Shinano took place at Dahlgren, VA in 1946.

http://navweaps.com/index_tech/tech-040.htm

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RE: OT: Shinano takes 16 inches - 10/22/2015 5:11:57 AM   
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That chunk of metal is at the Washington Navy Yard. Cool place to visit.

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RE: OT: Shinano takes 16 inches - 10/24/2015 11:31:03 PM   
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you really should change the topic name, somewhere there is someone named Shinano.
Back to the subject, I saw a photo somewhere of a 16" shell fired from the Mass off Africa
at the French. It did not explode and came to rest a "few decks" down. It was a big chunk
of metal. Not sure I would have wanted to be the ordinance guy on that one.

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RE: OT: Shinano takes 16 inches - 10/25/2015 8:05:56 PM   
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quote:

ordinance


Is that city code 1452.123?

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RE: OT: Shinano takes 16 inches - 10/25/2015 9:11:22 PM   
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same thing, only different.

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RE: OT: Shinano takes 16 inches - 10/27/2015 12:27:53 AM   
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"Therefore, these plates are the only warship armor plates that could not be completely penetrated by ANY gun ever put on a warship when installed leaning back at 45°, as they were in the actual turrets!!! "according to the link above the penetration occurred with an of "OBLIQUITY: Near-normal (0°)" .so I think that means no angle which would be pretty close. A shell fired at a distance probably would hit at an angle and would not have penetrated. The report is a bit confusing but it appears that the armor was pretty darn good

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