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The "Iowa" class battleship, USS New Jersey; 16" guns. The battleship was requested by the military to reduce jet aircraft losses over North & South Vietnam. Each rifle (16" barrel) delivered the equivalent of ONE 2,000 pound bomb. One salvo (9 rifles firing one broadside, from three separate turrets) was equal to 9 one ton bombs dropped by jet aircraft. By using the battleship, 9 bombs (16" shells) could be delivered to target; no jet would be lost; and no pilot would be killed or captured (POW-Prisoner of War).

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