Adding a little ‘pop’ to the popguns

Look, we all wish we had some heavier hitters. From talk of re-activating the battleships once again to making use of the rapid-fire 8″ guns from the USS Des Moines on some sort of bombardment monitor, MO and its readers love us some big naval artillery.

But the fact is that the decision makers have decided differently and we probably won’t be seeing the big stuff unless/until we get some electromagnetic mass driver type systems.

So, in the meantime, it’s nice to see a little effort put into Stretching the 3-inch.


    1. “Of course – most want 8-inches instead, with a few Marines dreaming of the joys of a 16-inch – but if you only have 3 or 5 inches to work with – you’ve got to make it count.”

      DADT ended just in time.

  1. Hmmm I noticed, when I read the article, the constant reference to littoral combat chips. The ignorance of a specialized “littoral” vessel just numbs my mind. I might, just might give it a nod for trying to economize on coastal operations except the stupid things they’ve produced are so overpriced and gimped that it’s a national embarrassment.

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