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bombing lorient pens

Discussion in 'Submarines and ASW Technology' started by peterwood, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. Takao

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    A speeding B-2? Isn't that an oxymoron...I didn't know there was such a thing.

    Seriously though, I would have to say yes, especially if you need to penetrate several feet, or floors for that matter. Also, I think the aircraft's speed would be less of a factor as opposed to the aircraft's height, since the B-2 is not a divebomber.
     
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    Hi Gaines I saw the pens in Lorient and they used both blocks that were agglomerated together with concrete and steel bars , but also smaller pieces molded into concentre. The later were used on roofs and there were even pikes on them to make the bombs bounce at the last moment . There were also small craters in the concrete for similar purpose. The Norwegian granite has a stronger density the the Breton on and is slighty more pinkish in colour. I don't think the Norvegian granite was imported too massively, due to immense weight, costs and risks to sail stones and waste logistics for others.
     
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