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Posted: 6/18/2003 5:44:50 AM EDT
Lumpy196 posted some photos from this navy news server. While parsing the other photos (tons of nice ones btw) I happened across this one. How large [b]is[/b] that bear????? [img]www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030427-O-0000B-003.jpg[/img] 030427-O-0000B-003 Near the North Pole (Apr. 27, 2003) -- During Exercise ICEX 2003, the Seawolf-class attack submarine USS Connecticut (SSN 22) surfaced and broke through the ice. This polar bear, attracted by the hole which can be used to find food, was seen through the sub's periscope and these photos were captured as the image was projected on a flat-panel display. After investigating the Connecticut for approximately 40 minutes, the bear left the area, with no damage to the sub or to the bear. U.S. Navy photo by Mark Barnoff. (RELEASED) [img]www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030427-O-0000B-002.jpg[/img] --LS
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:47:34 AM EDT
I'd say it is about 2.5" tall and 4" long.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 5:50:26 AM EDT
Botta Bing !! [:P]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:00:18 AM EDT
Given the sub markings I'd say the bear's approximately 7'-8' nose to butt, 12+ foot upright. The largest wild bears ever weighed, tipped the scales at roughly 1760 lbs, and yes, it was a polar bear. However, most male polar bears weigh an average of about 880 lb, and most females weigh about 550 lb, IIRC. He looks to be close to average to me. Wouldn't have wanted to step out-side and ask him "mind steppin on this scale for me, big-guy", personally. Mike
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 6:00:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Ponyboy: I'd say it is about 2.5" tall and 4" long.
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[lol]
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:11:38 AM EDT
Hey, is that the con the bear is messing with or one of the tail fins??
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:15:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:18:26 AM EDT
If the "40" and "41" markings are a foot apart, and you use that for scale, it's about six and a half feet tall, standing on it's hind legs.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:20:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: Think about the guy with the camera! He's trapped outside the sub with a bear between him and his ride home! The guy has to be freezing but worried about the bear finding him and making him dinner.
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That caption said the picture was taken through the periscope. I guess that make it one of the tail fins we are looking at.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 9:31:47 AM EDT
what is the address of the navy news server with tons of nice phots.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 2:58:58 PM EDT
Letters like that indicating draft are supposed to be 6" high with 6" between them. Scale the bear as you see fit.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:57:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 3:58:36 PM EDT by tomcatphixer]
Originally Posted By torstin: what is the address of the navy news server with tons of nice phots.
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[url]http://www.news.navy.mil/view_photos.asp[/url] [bow]
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:01:59 AM EDT
[i]originally posted by eswanson[/i] If the "40" and "41" markings are a foot apart, and you use that for scale, it's about six and a half feet tall, standing on it's hind legs.
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the 40 and 41 are a foot apart. The bear is actually on the rudder, itself. I was on the USS Kentucky(SSBN 737) and have seen the Seawolf in drydock in Conneticut. The Seawolf class is an awesome sub. Nothing compared to the Upcoming Virginia class, though.
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:18:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2003 12:18:53 AM EDT by fearlessrogue]
[img]http://www.news.navy.mil/management/photodb/webphoto/web_030508-N-0020T-005.jpg[/img] Howdy ho...
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 12:58:54 AM EDT
What's a chick in an airplane got to do with a bear on a sub?
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 2:16:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ-K9: What's a chick in an airplane got to do with a bear on a sub?
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Both would be a meal to submariners after 3-6 months at sea?
Link Posted: 6/19/2003 3:12:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AZ-K9: What's a chick in an airplane got to do with a bear on a sub?
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Its a stretch... In this case, she is a crewmember on a sub-killer P-3 Orion. I was a Navy surface ship sonar tech...then after being commissioned, my first division officer job was as anti-submarine warfare (ASW)officer in a destroyer in Pearl Harbor. To get in some ASW cross-deck training, I rode a P-3 from NAS Barber's Point one day during an ASW exercise against one of our nucs. I came away from that OP convinced that those guys REALLY know how to hunt down and kill subs. I also rode SSN 639 for a week...and that was enlightening too...but I am convinced that the planes have the advantage.
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