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Video: Vintage Navy 16-Inch Gun Training

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When you needed the very biggest guns, the Navy’s 16-inch guns were the way to go.

VDMA Videos shared this vintage training video, which shows in detail how these massive weapons actually worked.

Watch the clip below and see for yourself:

This classic footage from a passing generation is nothing short of epic. When absolute destruction was needed from a battleship, nothing else could even compare to volley fire from the big guns of the boat of war.

Before cruise missiles and laser-guided bombs, the 16-inch guns struck fear in enemies’ hearts. These great guns ultimately led the way for the Allied Army’s invasion of Europe and many armed conflicts after that.

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Video: Vintage Navy 16-Inch Gun Training