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Uss iowa bb-61 pr.jpg

Credit: PHAN J. Alan Elliott, Defense Visual Information

USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of nine 16"/50 and six 5"/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. Note concussion effects on the water surface, and 16-inch gun barrels in varying degrees of recoil.