European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 5 1968, Page 11

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 5, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe tank when empty reveals some of the 157 viewing ports. A Model of a missile darts under water and is filmed from one of the viewing ports. A cutaway drawing of the Hydro ballistics tank building with the storage tank at right. Monday february 5, 1968 the stars and stripes the Navy s giant goldfish an air gun is set to loft a Model into the tank. The Navy has a new goldfish bowl at Silver Spring my. Its purpose is strictly serious improvement of the . Antisubmarine warfare potential. The bowl 100 feet by 35 feet and 75 feet deep has 15 gun ports for firing weapons into the water and 157 armoured Glass viewing ports. There scientists watch As models of missiles sub marines and torpedoes do their undersea stuff. The Navy says the tank will play an important part in improving its current Stock of ask weapons and May help in developing an entire new family of weapons to fight underwater Craft. Filming through the viewing ports will contribute to a permanent Stock of knowledge on the behaviour of arms under water. At the research facility s recent dedication the Navy s traditional bottle of Champagne gave Way to a Small amount of water from a research tank built in England if the 1800s. Since then each new thankful has contained a Little water from naval architect William Froude s first Tonk for Good Luck. Marc Huet Navy photos Page 11

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