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Old 07-09-2019, 12:31 PM
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:50 PM
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The Hawker Sea Fury or maybe the Phantom.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:08 PM
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:23 PM
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:31 PM
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:37 PM
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My father's first ship in 1932. Served as a Boy Sailor, then Able Seaman from early '32 to late '34. HMS Hood once the pride of the British navy.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:50 PM
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My father's first ship in 1932. Served as a Boy Sailor, then Able Seaman from early '32 to late '34. HMS Hood once the pride of the British navy.
Unfortunately due to her wooden decks and thin deck armour didn't last long against the bismark.
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Old 07-09-2019, 06:52 PM
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Unfortunately due to her wooden decks and thin deck armour didn't last long against the bismark.
Tory Government couldn't be arsed to give her the overdue refit she needed in the mid 30s.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:11 PM
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There is a great video on utube of the Victory firing a rolling broadside. Not sure how to post a link as I’m on my phone at the mo.
I've watched that one but small pyrotechnic charges don't really do the ship Justice as the guns would have been much more heavily charged with full recoil in real life... Reasonable effort I guess.

Another video from my favourite reviewer on the Victory .... Original fast battleship!

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