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English: The Battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) firing a full broadside.

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English: USS Iowa (BB-61) fires a full broadside of her nine 16″/50 and six 5″/38 guns during a target exercise near Vieques Island, Puerto Rico (21°N 65°W / 21°N 65°W / 21; -65). Note concussion effects on the water surface, and 16-inch gun barrels in varying degrees of recoil.
Deutsch: Die USS Iowa feuert eine volle Breitseite ab – während einer Zielübung nahe der Insel Vieques, in Puerto Rico. Zu beachten sind besonders die Knall- oder Stoßwellen auf der Wasseroberfläche.
Esperanto: USS Iowa (BB-61) pafas per plena tirbordo per naŭ 16″/50 kaj ses 5″/38 pafilegoj dum ekzerco en celpafado apud Vieques insulo Puerto Rico (21°N 65°W / 21°N 65°W / 21; -65). Rimarku efekton sur akvo kaj pafilegojn kiuj havas diversajn pafstatojn.
Français : L'USS Iowa (BB-61) tire une bordée complète de ses neuf canons de 16 pouces (406 mm) et six de 5 pouces (127 mm) durant un exercice naval près de l'île de Vieques. Notez l'effet de souffle sur l'eau, et les canons de 16 pouces à différents degrés de recul.
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