Monday, January 05, 2009

The Guns of the Ticonderoga VLS Cruiser

Hey all, its a new year with more new stuff.. WOOT. And first entry of the year is NAVAL

The 5-Inch/54-caliber (Mk 45) lightweight gun is a modern U.S. naval artillery gun mount consisting of a 5-inch (127 mm) L54 Mark 19 gun on the Mark 45 mount. It is designed to be used against surface warships, for anti-aircraft use and shore bombardment to support amphibious operations.

The gun mount features an automatic loader with a capacity of 20 rounds. These can be fired under full automatic control, taking a little over a minute to exhaust those rounds at maximum fire rate. For sustained use, the gun mount would be occupied (below deck) by a three-man crew (gun captain, panel operator, and ammunition loader) to keep the gun supplied with ammunition.

The Ticonderoga Gun
The Mk 45, (54 Caliber) gun. Packs a real shelling on the Enemy.

When i look at the Ticonderoga's guns. I only have 1 thought on my mind. Coastal Bombardment.

OBviously, you will not see ship battles involving this weapon unless it is to ward off pirates and light armed seaboats.

Till next entry, Cheerios

and a Happy New year 2009!

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