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Offline TomS

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Re: The last modernization plan of the Iowas
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2014, 02:01:28 am »
Sorry Skimmer, my comment was really intended for Tizoli. 

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Re: The last modernization plan of the Iowas
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 11:08:43 am »
There was appparently a Vietnam-era proposal under Project Gunfighter for full-bore rocket-assisted projectiles; a "high mass fraction spin-stabilised rocket assisted projectile" with a 540 pound warhead could reach a range of 278 nautical miles, but was 14" too long for the handling gear. Shortening it would bring the range down to about 200 nautical miles.