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2012-03-31 Science & Technology
Israel's Next-Generation Drones: Smaller, Smarter, Deadlier
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Posted by trailing wife 2012-03-31 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [241 views ]  Top

#1 IAI's Pioneer, a drone said to have been equipped with 16-inch guns

Probably means length.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-03-31 00:37||   2012-03-31 00:37|| Front Page Top

#2 You beat me to it gromgoru.

Although I kind of like the idea of a flying battleship.
Posted by phil_b 2012-03-31 04:31||   2012-03-31 04:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Iowa class drone?
Posted by Chuckles Gurly-Brown5469 2012-03-31 11:38||   2012-03-31 11:38|| Front Page Top

#4 Would make an awesome sci-fi novel.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-03-31 15:44||   2012-03-31 15:44|| Front Page Top

#5 Yeah, it must have been 16 inch length. According to Wikipedia, the USS Iowa's 16 inch guns fired shells that were 1900 to 2700 pounds each. That doesn't count the weight of the propellant, which could be as much as 660 pounds. Plus of course, the weight of the gun, and extra shells, etc.

Although, I agree that an Iowa class drone would have been cool.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2012-03-31 18:33||   2012-03-31 18:33|| Front Page Top

#6 Special Drone - Space Battleship Yamato

Posted by linker 2012-03-31 19:56||   2012-03-31 19:56|| Front Page Top

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