Open main menu

Page:Popular Science Monthly Volume 90.djvu/425

This page needs to be proofread.

and Roar as Though the Battle Were Real

���Above : Behind her each battleship of the defending division tows a target at eight knots. The target is a scant four hundred yards astern— uncomfortably close when the big fourteen-inch guns are trained on it. Two targets are towed by this ship

��In center above: Al- though the big shells are striking just four hundred yards astern, the errors in the range are either "shorts" or "overs." Lateral errors are rare. The photograph shows a sailor signaling to the range-finder a shot "short" of the target

��Pictxire continued from opposite page. Two vivid flashes from the enemy ship and two shells "straddle" the target, one just short and the other just over — a perfect shot for range. After striking the water the shells ricochet and bound two hundred feet in air


�� �