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Posted: 1/10/2003 8:52:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 9:13:41 AM EDT by Hawkeye]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 8:58:31 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 9:14:01 AM EDT by Hawkeye]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:09:24 AM EDT
Sir, standing by, SIR!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:13:49 AM EDT
Ahhhh..hah...the ole red x, sneak-a-peak trick. Really sneaky! [thinking]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:30:39 AM EDT
Sweet pic.

But I'll be the first to admit, that's too much money to spend on a terrorist. [:D]

Between getting the terrorist out to sea, paying for the car, and spending the time to launch it, your looking at $10K!!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:35:05 AM EDT
I see the boys on the USS Enterprise are having fun! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:39:31 AM EDT
how dare they pollute the oceans like that
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:45:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2003 9:46:46 AM EDT by ARgon]
Originally Posted By 1_153_370_371_407:
how dare they pollute the oceans like that
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"On 7 January 2002, Enterprise entered the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for a scheduled one-year Extended Docking Selected Restricted Availability (EDSRA). ' [url]http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv65-enterprise/ent820901.jpg[/url]

Could it be they did that as a fund raiser for the Norfolk School district? [:D]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:53:17 AM EDT
[i]heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh heh[/i]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 9:53:55 AM EDT
Any stats on how far the car flew?

Somebody with a physics background should figure this out for us.  What is the coeff. of drag of the car?  How much did it weight?  What was the thrust force and speed of the catapult?  Headwind (knots)? Tailwind (knots)? Cruising speed of the carrier?  

They should have a contest to see how far different types of crap will get launched.  How far does a washing machine go?  A piano?  A guy on rollerskates?  



Link Posted: 1/10/2003 10:17:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 11:13:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
Personally, I think its a great way to dispose of all our old junked cars. Not to mention it provides lots of little mini-reefs for marine life.
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Yup, and offer some real dare devils the opportunity for a quarter a ride!! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 11:32:20 AM EDT
Magnum, ask the British how far a piano flies off a carrier catapult, they've done that. There was an earlier British carrier called HMS Ark Royal (there have been at least 3 UK carriers with than name over the years) which had a piano in it's officers mess. As one of the last acts before the carrier was decomissioned, they managed to get the piano out onto the flight deck and launch it from a catapult.

Link Posted: 1/10/2003 11:39:08 AM EDT
Just imagine how many of those guys wanted to drag race that thing on the deck!
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 12:57:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GarethB:
Magnum, ask the British how far a piano flies off a carrier catapult, they've done that. There was an earlier British carrier called HMS Ark Royal (there have been at least 3 UK carriers with than name over the years) which had a piano in it's officers mess. As one of the last acts before the carrier was decomissioned, they managed to get the piano out onto the flight deck and launch it from a catapult.

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My Dad served aboard the USS Kearsarge CV33 from 1946 to 1949 (Marine Detachment). He would have loved to have been apart of the piano race. He is in the picture here [img]http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/carriers/histories/cv33-kearsarge/kear1940harbor.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 2:13:40 PM EDT
Between getting the terrorist out to sea, paying for the car, and spending the time to launch it, your looking at $10K!!
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So we don't use the car. [:)]z
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