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Texas LongHorn
08-21-2004, 03:31 AM
You guys are gonna' love this, in this first shot you can see the Japanese Cruisers & Destroyers just plain making speed;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/Japanese_Cruisers_Destroyers_In_Column.jpg
In the next shot you see an American Destroyer at thirty four knots! Check out that knuckle the boat has dug behing the props, amazing...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/US_DD_Making_Thirty_Knots.jpg
And in the final for tonight because I'm too tired is this mindblowing shot of a Japanese Long Lance Quad Mount used on a light cruiser, The Japanese continued to use torps to great effectiveness until late in the war.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/Closeup_Long_Lance_Cruiser_Mount.jpg
If you look carefully you can plainly see the firefighting hoses strung across the mount. All the best, LongHorn

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Texas LongHorn
08-21-2004, 03:31 AM
You guys are gonna' love this, in this first shot you can see the Japanese Cruisers & Destroyers just plain making speed;
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/Japanese_Cruisers_Destroyers_In_Column.jpg
In the next shot you see an American Destroyer at thirty four knots! Check out that knuckle the boat has dug behing the props, amazing...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/US_DD_Making_Thirty_Knots.jpg
And in the final for tonight because I'm too tired is this mindblowing shot of a Japanese Long Lance Quad Mount used on a light cruiser, The Japanese continued to use torps to great effectiveness until late in the war.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/Closeup_Long_Lance_Cruiser_Mount.jpg
If you look carefully you can plainly see the firefighting hoses strung across the mount. All the best, LongHorn

http://img49.photobucket.com/albums/v149/msdavis/My_Sig_Image2.jpg

gombal40
08-21-2004, 09:14 AM
Nice pics!! taste like more http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Texas LongHorn
08-21-2004, 07:08 PM
Thanks gombal, the shot that really interests me is the third one with the fire hoses draping across the mount. Lots has been written about damage control on Japanese ships and to see this image PRIOR to combat is an interesting photo. In fact, if you look closely some of the torp crew are wearing gas masks. Why, I have no idea. All the best, LongHorn

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Latico
08-22-2004, 02:08 AM
I think the torps used a gaseous propellent that was very toxic. Can't remember what it was.

Waldo.Pepper
08-22-2004, 09:22 AM
Ships burn when they get hit. Hence the gas masks.

Nimits
08-22-2004, 11:15 PM
I would think Latico's guess is more on they money; I have never seen combat crews (outside of damage control/firfighting) on a ship wearing gas masks unless they were expecting/drilling for a chemical, biological, or nuclear attack.

McCallaway
08-23-2004, 02:48 AM
Nice pics LongHorn. Are these still from Victory at Sea ? You made me want this DVDs badly.

Jetdoc_5th
08-24-2004, 07:24 AM
S~! sir thank you for the pics

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michapma
08-26-2004, 04:20 AM
All of the crew are wearing the gasmasks, not just some. If they are expecting combat, I should think that the smoke that comes from the nearly inevitable hits could prompt the wearing of gasmasks for positions that have critical timing during combat, such as weapons systems. This wasn't modern warfare in the sense of biological or nuclear attacks being expected.

I read that on the first day of the Pacific War, on Dec. 8 (Dec. 7 in Hawaii), the Japanese bomber formations that were scheduled to attack the Philippines were fogged in and could do nothing but wait frustrated beside their planes with gas masks. Why with gas masks? Because the command expected Brereton's and MacArthur's B-17s to make a retaliatory strike on their airfield at any moment.

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