: Essex had (4?) single 5 inchers in portside
: galleries to compensate for the 5"
: turrets not being able to fire in that
: direction due to blast damage to the flight
: deck. Could the superfiring turrets fire to
: Could Lexington fire to port at all? Did the
: USN have a contingency plan just in case?
: Also, I recently heard heard an interview
: with a former commander of an Iowa class. He
: stated that the plan to keep terrorists from
: boarding by helicopter was to fire blanks
: from the main turrets to simply blast them
: out of the sky. Sounds like a sound plan. I
: forget who and which but would be more than
: happy to dig up the interview if anyone is