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The Best Naval Gun of WWII

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The dual purpose 5" secondary gun of choice for the USN was able to use radar fire control and a highly innovative radar proximity fuse to crush air attacks, and wasn't a slouch against other targets. Additionally, it made a really cool ring of fire at the end of the barrel when you shot it. Very cool.

Open Thread Can't Find a Dang Coke

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Pop quiz: there are only two countries in the world where you can not legally find a cold Coca Cola (there's over a dozen where you can't find a cold beer!). Which two are they, and remember Coke is an MURICAN product.

Open Thread is Looking For Bison

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Time for a fresh thread. I assume plenty of Bison will invade IC this weekend.

The Japanese didn't lose WW2 in 1945.

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It was in 1940. The Two Ocean Navy Act of 1940, and the Naval Act of 1938 provided the enormous expansion of the US Navy necessary to be able to fight on the far side of the world and defeat a near-peer adversary. Especially the 18 aircraft carriers provided for in the 1940 Act, as this got the ball rolling on building the Essex class carriers that came on the scene starting in late '42 and steadily thereafter.

OPEN THREAD IS DRINKING BEER!

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I found a few bottles of Zombie Dust! WOO! Ok, I'm over it. Let's Open Thread all up in herrrre. Same rules as always.

Open Thread Welcomes Hate Week

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I think it's time to embrace the hate.

Open Thread has No Managers

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Starting a new thread to avoid any confusion. Enjoy your three day weekend.

The Best Admiral You've Never Heard Of

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Willis Lee is one of the few to fight the Japanese at night during WWII and win, and had the sense afterwards to avoid it so far as possible. A gunnery expert and multiple Gold Medalist as an Olympic pistol shooter, he suffers anonynmity due his passing right as the war ended and never getting his memoirs written.

OPEN THREAD IS FINDING ALTERNATE IDEAS FOR FOOTBALL UNIFORMS

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So here's a re-imagining of the Iowa football uniform if it were modeled after the band uniform! There's a series over here at College Marching dot com

Iowa Football Power Hour

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Hey everyone, I made a Power Hour of Iowa Football highlights from 1981-2015. Each highlight is roughly a minute long, hope you enjoy.

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