08 April 2008

Eye Candy for Sailors, Part 7

Video from a recent Pre-Action Calibration firing with the 5in gun:



It starts out with slow fire and finishes up with a few rounds of rapid fire.

9 comments:

Marv said...

Eye candy indeed, even for those of us who are only wannabe sailors!
Keep up the great work!

cat said...

Love it, sir, love it.
Hey what do you do with the empty shells? Seems like they would make pretty neat paperweights. :D
Cat

oscsret said...

Love it. Can't wait for CIWS video!

LCDR Chris van Avery, USN, Executive Officer said...

The empty shells get disposed of with the remainder of the ship's metal trash.

Sam said...

I once had a fellow Officer (he was qual'd SWO, I wasn't yet) ask after a pre fire brief what they called a PACFIRE if you did it in the Atlantic Ocean!

Give me your pin please.

Hogarth said...

I couldn't tell from the video - are the expended shells being tossed out of the gun enclosure by hand, or is that some sort of automated mechanical process?

LCDR Chris van Avery, USN, Executive Officer said...

The empty casings are ejected automatically; there's no one in the turret.

Anonymous said...

Interesting video. A suggestion for another post: what do you do with your trash? Presumably, much (all?) is thrown overboard, but there must be fairly elaborate procedures to collect, sort, and dispose properly.

Anonymous said...

Thank You for the video and I really thank you for this blog. It helps me as a wife to understand what you all are doing out there on a daily basis and it keeps us all invlolved through this deployment.