The Bow Ramp

Monday, August 14, 2006

Guns, Guns, Guns

As promised earlier, here is some Gun Pr0n for John and the gang at Castle Argghhh!!! from my trip to Charleston.
Click on the links for hi-res versions.
First off, in honor of the work John did on the twin 40mm mounts aboard the USS John Rodgers/BAM Cuitlahuac, here are some quad 40's.

This quad 40mm mount was originally aboard the USS Franklin (CV-13). It currently is exibited aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) at Patriots Point in Charleston, SC

Next up, something "Old School"

This is a 13" coastal defense mortar from the Civil War.

Now, how about a Dahlgren gun from the same era.

Finally, here is a 15" Rodman located at Fort Sumter. This was the largest gun used in combat during the Civil War.