Discussion in 'Exploring everything under the sun!!' started by Blee1099, August 13, 2010.
Guess what it is and win a decal..
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If your in the Navy you may have worked on it.
I know I know
Its the real Stargate!
Send me to Mars!!
I think it's the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS)
Can FB friends play?
Ground control to Major Tom?
yup MK41 VLS. Had to inspect one up in Lockheed Martin in Baltimore.. Was shipped from Florida and the dumb ass moron truck driver decided to un-tarp it before he was allowed inside the warehouse and it started to rain..
Just for the record... The US gov pays $5 Million for a new one of these.. Wish they had one with some cruise missles that I could have test fired
It looks pretty sweet. Just how big is it in fact? Looks like each one would take up the better portion of a full size flat bed.
Umm its atleast 12' in width & height and probably like 30 feet or so tall. They had a overhead crane to raise it from the flat bed trailer and skis.
That's pretty impressive.
Do I really get a decal? Color choices?
I'm and idiot, just saw the link in your sig to the decals. A 1by12 WHITE explorerforum.com would be sweet
Sure I can send you a white one.. Just PM me your address..
So how did you know what it was? Were you on a cruiser, destroyer, etc?
Honestly, I internet stalked it. Saw Lockheed on it, new you were in MD and went looking. At first i thought it was a boom of some sort, but that wasn't right once I saw the control panel. If you had said Army, not Navy, I would have thought it was an expandable/portable bridge. But after a few minutes of research I found it. It's really damn sweet. Very jealous that you get to be up close and personal with this.
The best thing I can offer up are cell towers, as that's what I run the title on daily. Not nearly as cool as a missle launcher.
Sending the PM now.
I can tell you that the red lights on towards the bottom are p/n 757 and costs me about $5 for a 25 pack and the lights for the push buttons at the top are 387s and are about $3 for 50.
Haven't ever worked on one, but have been inside of them and loaded them.
I just might give my left arm to be around one of these as it is firing. I'm sure that's an awesome sight.