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Killing some shipping containers...

Postby ssn705 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:46 pm

USS VIRGINIA's first ever TLAM shot for weapons testing in 2008... an end to end TLAM E shot with inflight retargeting...

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Postby Perez Turner » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:45 am

Nice and rare pictures I ever found here. What is the force power of this missile?
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Postby SubICman » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:40 pm

I know the TMC who loaded that weapon! He was on New Mexico with me, he retired back in August.
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Postby ssn705 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:42 pm

SubICman wrote:I know the TMC who loaded that weapon! He was on New Mexico with me, he retired back in August.

I was the Weps on Virginia when we shot it. :D Sadly I did not get back in town in time to get to his retirement.

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Postby ssn705 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:45 pm

Perez Turner wrote:Nice and rare pictures I ever found here. What is the force power of this missile?

1000lb unitary warhead, but the one pictured did not have a warhead. Explosion is just from left over fuel.

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Postby SubICman » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:26 am

Dave,

I also did not make the retirement, due to a family emergency in PA. Kenny and I had a little rivalry going on who was the best pilot. I still say it's me...although we are both retired now. Gonna miss taking the girl to pd.

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