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Ocean of Fear
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Date: 2009-07-29 11:15:15 - Added by: EST_PL
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Mission of Misfortune: The USS Indianapolis
This is my National History Day project, but it turned into something so much more important. The USS Indianapolis was a naval flagship of the 3rd fleet of World War II. This ship was chosen to carry the atomic bomb \"Little Boy\" to be dropped on Hiroshima. The ship was successful in their mission, however on the way back, they were sunk by a Japanese sub and left in the water for 5 days, left to the mercy of the ocean and sharks. 1197 men were on the ship. 317 survived. But this was just a brief overview, just watch the documentary. This is one of the most emotional tales in history about the true heroes of America. Enjoy.
Date: 2009-07-29 11:14:39 - Added by: EST_PL
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Tsar Bomba - King of the Bombs - 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT
The Tsar Bomba _______________ October 30th 1961 - The Tsar Bomba, King of the Bombs, Царь-бомба or Big Ivan. This footage is courtesy of the documentary \"Trinity and Beyond\", directed by Peter Kuran, and other footage is courtesy of the Discovery channel. The original footage was from declassified Soviet Archives. The music used is from The Planets Suite composed by Gustav Holst. The movement is \'Mars: the Bringer of War\' Before I get into the details of the test, I want to clear up something very important. The title of this video is \"Tsar Bomba - King of the Bombs - 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT\". Understand now that this test wasn\'t the result of a detonation of 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT, but rather the nuclear yield EQUIVALENT of a detonation of 57,000,000 Tonnes of Trinitrotoluene. The actual weight of the device was 27 tonnes. And coincidentally, one tonne is taken as a metric tonne, or 1000 kilograms - (2200lbs). All units used in physics are metric. The reason the yield equivalent system is used is because the energy released from the explosion of a set amount of TNT is a constant. Second to that: I KNOW THE SCREENSHOTS AT THE END ARE OF THE CLOUD OVER THE GROUND. The reason I made a mistake was because when I made this video I was using a 6 year old CRT monitor with numerous problems, some of which with the shading. I greatly regret it butI cant be bothered removing/re-uploading the video again so Ill just live with it. The bomb was designed as a 100 Megaton device, not a 50 Megaton device. This was due to its 3 stage design: fission-fusion-fusion. There is fission initiator that when detonated, begins a fusion reaction. Then there is a further fast-fission detonation (With neutrons from the second stage) of a Uranium-238 tamper which boosts the yield by 50 Megatons. For the test, the Tsar had its Uranium tamper replaced with lead to reduce the maximum yield by half (To 50 Megatons). The blast yield was equal to that of a blast of 57,000,000 Tonnes of TNT....or to put that into context: The weight of 270 Empire State Buildings worth of TNT. This makes the Tsar the most powerful nuclear device ever detonated in history. Think of the destruction at Hiroshima. The Tsar was 3800 times more powerful than Hiroshima. The bomb\'s weight was 27 tonnes, and its dimensions were: 8 meters (26ft) in length, and 2 meters (6.5ft) in diameter. It was air-dropped, from a modified Tupolev Tu-95 Bear, and it used a nylon parachute to slow its decent to give the crew time to escape. The bomb was dropped from an altitude of 34,500 feet AGL (10,500 meters), and it detonated a little over three minutes later at an altitude of 13,100 feet AGL (4,000 meters). In this time: The Tu-95, travelling at a ground speed of 480kts (552mph, 864kph), travelled into the safe zone (about 45km from ground zero) and was therefore 79km away from the blast. When the bomb detonated, immediately the temperature directly below and surrounding the detonation would have risen to millions of degrees. The pressure below the blast was 300 pounds per square inch, over three times the pressure in a car tyre. The light energy released was so powerful that it was visible even at 1000km (621 miles), with cloudy skies. The shockwave was powerful enough to break windows at even up to 900 kilometres (560 miles) from the blast. The shockwave was recorded orbiting the earth 3 times. The mushroom cloud rose to an altitude of 64,000 meters (210,000 feet) before levelling out. The thermal energy from the blast was powerful that it could cause 3rd degree burns to a human standing 100 km (62 miles) away from the blast. The radius of the fireball was 2.3 kilometres (1.4 miles). The blast radius (area in which total destruction ensured) was 13km (8 miles). The most important thing to note is that this bomb was designed as a 100 Megaton device (Yield equivalent of 0.1 billion tonnes of TNT). If detonated, everything within a 48 kilometer (30 mile) diameter would be vaporised. Everything within a 195 kilometer (120 mile) diameter would be incinerated in a fireball. This would ensure total destruction of a large city like New York, Paris or London, as well as devastation on its outskirts. Look at my other video to get more information about the test history. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=LOwEcLiK4cA
Date: 2009-07-28 11:06:36 - Added by: EST_PL
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(1/12) Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 8 (GDH)
Videos Running Time 01:55:00 in 12 Parts Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 7 (GDH) This episode of \"Battlefield\" chronicles The U.S. Navys triumph over the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted of 4 battles extending from Surigao Strait to Cape Engano. The U.S. Navys 7th Fleets main task was to support and land the U.S. 6th Army at Tacloban beach in Leyte Gulf. The 7th Fleet (Kinkaid) consisted of: transports, destroyers cruisers, old battleships and escort carriers. Protecting 7th Fleet was the massive U.S. Navys 3rd Fleet. Third Fleets task was too attack any Japanese Fleet presence and destroy Japanese land based air power. A huge Japanese armada, the IJN Central Force (Kurita), was spotted by American reconnaissance planes, attempting to enter Leyte Gulf through the Sibuyan Sea. This fleet was attacked by the 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft. The 68,000 ton super battleship Musashi was sunk in this battle. (GDH) While the 3rd Fleet (Halsey) was attacking the IJN Central Force, the IJN Southern Force (Shima and Nishimura) was attempting to enter Leyte Gulf, from the southern route, through Surigao Strait. The Southern Force was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. In perhaps the most successful U.S. Navy torpedo attack in history, U.S. destroyers settled the Battle of Surigao Strait before any American battleships began firing. Third Fleet believed that the IJN Central Force was in full retreat from the Philippines. However, Central Force had reversed direction and was attempting to re-enter Leyte Gulf. This Japanese plan succeeded and the Central Force began attacking elements of the escort carrier force in Leyte Gulf off Samar (Taffy 1, 2, 3). The Japanese attack was completely disorganized. Small U.S. Navy escort destroyer attacks through the whole Japanese fleet into confusion. The Central Force retreated thinking that larger American forces heard the desperate pleas from the Taffy carriers and were fast approaching the area. The U.S. escort destroyers incredible bravery saved many lives during this lopsided engagement. The IJN Northern Force (Ozawa) was a diversionary force. The IJN plan to lure 3rd Fleet from supporting 7th Fleet had completely succeeded. This force was decimated by 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft off Cape Engano. Leyte Gulf was an American victory. However, the mistakes made by American commanders clearly indicated the short comings, of the political decision, of not having an overall commander in chief of the invasion of the Philippines.(GDH) Enjoy this excellent episode of Battlefield. (GDH)
Date: 2009-07-27 10:05:49 - Added by: EST_PL
Views: 7732 - Votes: 1 - Rating: 4
 
(2/12) Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 8 (GDH)
Videos Running Time 01:55:00 in 12 Parts Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 7 (GDH) This episode of \"Battlefield\" chronicles The U.S. Navys triumph over the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted in 4 battles extending from Surigao Strait to Cape Engano. The U.S. Navys 7th Fleets main task was to support and land the U.S. 6th Army at Tacloban beach in Leyte Gulf. The 7th Fleet (Kinkaid) consisted of: transports, destroyers cruisers, old battleships and escort carriers. Protecting 7th Fleet was the massive U.S. Navys 3rd Fleet. Third Fleets task was too attack any Japanese Fleet presence and destroy Japanese land based air power. A huge Japanese armada, the IJN Central Force (Kurita), was spotted by American reconnaissance planes, attempting to enter Leyte Gulf through the Sibuyan Sea. This fleet was attacked by the 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft. The 68,000 ton super battleship Musashi was sunk in this battle. (GDH) While the 3rd Fleet (Halsey) was attacking the IJN Central Force, the IJN Southern Force (Shima and Nishimura) was attempting to enter Leyte Gulf, from the southern route, through Surigao Strait. The Southern Force was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. In perhaps the most successful U.S. Navy torpedo attack in history, U.S. destroyers settled the Battle of Surigao Strait before any American battleships began firing. Third Fleet believed that the IJN Central Force was in full retreat from the Philippines. However, Central Force had reversed direction and was attempting to re-enter Leyte Gulf. This Japanese plan succeeded and the Central Force began attacking elements of the escort carrier force in Leyte Gulf off Samar (Taffy 1, 2, 3). The Japanese attack was completely disorganized. Small U.S. Navy escort destroyer attacks through the whole Japanese fleet into confusion. The Central Force retreated thinking that larger American forces heard the desperate pleas from the Taffy carriers and were fast approaching the area. The U.S. escort destroyers incredible bravery saved many lives during this lopsided engagement. The IJN Northern Force (Ozawa) was a diversionary force. The IJN plan to lure 3rd Fleet from supporting 7th Fleet had completely succeeded. This force was decimated by 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft off Cape Engano. Leyte Gulf was an American victory. However, the mistakes made by American commanders clearly indicated the short comings, of the political decision, of not having an overall commander in chief of the invasion of the Philippines.(GDH) Enjoy this excellent episode of Battlefield. (GDH)
Date: 2009-07-27 10:05:11 - Added by: EST_PL
Views: 7537 - Votes: 1 - Rating: 3
 
(3/12) Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 8 (GDH)
Videos Running Time 01:55:00 in 12 Parts Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 7 (GDH) This episode of \"Battlefield\" chronicles The U.S. Navys triumph over the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted in 4 battles extending from Surigao Strait to Cape Engano. The U.S. Navys 7th Fleets main task was to support and land the U.S. 6th Army at Tacloban beach in Leyte Gulf. The 7th Fleet (Kinkaid) consisted of: transports, destroyers cruisers, old battleships and escort carriers. Protecting 7th Fleet was the massive U.S. Navys 3rd Fleet. Third Fleets task was too attack any Japanese Fleet presence and destroy Japanese land based air power. A huge Japanese armada, the IJN Central Force (Kurita), was spotted by American reconnaissance planes, attempting to enter Leyte Gulf through the Sibuyan Sea. This fleet was attacked by the 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft. The 68,000 ton super battleship Musashi was sunk in this battle. (GDH) While the 3rd Fleet (Halsey) was attacking the IJN Central Force, the IJN Southern Force (Shima and Nishimura) was attempting to enter Leyte Gulf, from the southern route, through Surigao Strait. The Southern Force was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. In perhaps the most successful U.S. Navy torpedo attack in history, U.S. destroyers settled the Battle of Surigao Strait before any American battleships began firing. Third Fleet believed that the IJN Central Force was in full retreat from the Philippines. However, Central Force had reversed direction and was attempting to re-enter Leyte Gulf. This Japanese plan succeeded and the Central Force began attacking elements of the escort carrier force in Leyte Gulf off Samar (Taffy 1, 2, 3). The Japanese attack was completely disorganized. Small U.S. Navy escort destroyer attacks through the whole Japanese fleet into confusion. The Central Force retreated thinking that larger American forces heard the desperate pleas from the Taffy carriers and were fast approaching the area. The U.S. escort destroyers incredible bravery saved many lives during this lopsided engagement. The IJN Northern Force (Ozawa) was a diversionary force. The IJN plan to lure 3rd Fleet from supporting 7th Fleet had completely succeeded. This force was decimated by 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft off Cape Engano. Leyte Gulf was an American victory. However, the mistakes made by American commanders clearly indicated the short comings, of the political decision, of not having an overall commander in chief of the invasion of the Philippines.(GDH) Enjoy this excellent episode of Battlefield. (GDH)
Date: 2009-07-27 10:04:38 - Added by: EST_PL
Views: 7641 - Votes: 2 - Rating: 3.5
 
(4/12) Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 8 (GDH)
Videos Running Time 01:55:00 in 12 Parts Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 7 (GDH) This episode of \"Battlefield\" chronicles The U.S. Navys triumph over the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted in 4 battles extending from Surigao Strait to Cape Engano. The U.S. Navys 7th Fleets main task was to support and land the U.S. 6th Army at Tacloban beach in Leyte Gulf. The 7th Fleet (Kinkaid) consisted of: transports, destroyers cruisers, old battleships and escort carriers. Protecting 7th Fleet was the massive U.S. Navys 3rd Fleet. Third Fleets task was too attack any Japanese Fleet presence and destroy Japanese land based air power. A huge Japanese armada, the IJN Central Force (Kurita), was spotted by American reconnaissance planes, attempting to enter Leyte Gulf through the Sibuyan Sea. This fleet was attacked by the 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft. The 68,000 ton super battleship Musashi was sunk in this battle. (GDH) While the 3rd Fleet (Halsey) was attacking the IJN Central Force, the IJN Southern Force (Shima and Nishimura) was attempting to enter Leyte Gulf, from the southern route, through Surigao Strait. The Southern Force was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. In perhaps the most successful U.S. Navy torpedo attack in history, U.S. destroyers settled the Battle of Surigao Strait before any American battleships began firing. Third Fleet believed that the IJN Central Force was in full retreat from the Philippines. However, Central Force had reversed direction and was attempting to re-enter Leyte Gulf. This Japanese plan succeeded and the Central Force began attacking elements of the escort carrier force in Leyte Gulf off Samar (Taffy 1, 2, 3). The Japanese attack was completely disorganized. Small U.S. Navy escort destroyer attacks through the whole Japanese fleet into confusion. The Central Force retreated thinking that larger American forces heard the desperate pleas from the Taffy carriers and were fast approaching the area. The U.S. escort destroyers incredible bravery saved many lives during this lopsided engagement. The IJN Northern Force (Ozawa) was a diversionary force. The IJN plan to lure 3rd Fleet from supporting 7th Fleet had completely succeeded. This force was decimated by 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft off Cape Engano. Leyte Gulf was an American victory. However, the mistakes made by American commanders clearly indicated the short comings, of the political decision, of not having an overall commander in chief of the invasion of the Philippines.(GDH) Enjoy this excellent episode of Battlefield. (GDH)
Date: 2009-07-27 10:04:04 - Added by: EST_PL
Views: 7675 - Votes: 1 - Rating: 4
 
(5/12) Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 8 (GDH)
Videos Running Time 01:55:00 in 12 Parts Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 7 (GDH) This episode of \"Battlefield\" chronicles The U.S. Navys triumph over the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted in 4 battles extending from Surigao Strait to Cape Engano. The U.S. Navys 7th Fleets main task was to support and land the U.S. 6th Army at Tacloban beach in Leyte Gulf. The 7th Fleet (Kinkaid) consisted of: transports, destroyers cruisers, old battleships and escort carriers. Protecting 7th Fleet was the massive U.S. Navys 3rd Fleet. Third Fleets task was too attack any Japanese Fleet presence and destroy Japanese land based air power. A huge Japanese armada, the IJN Central Force (Kurita), was spotted by American reconnaissance planes, attempting to enter Leyte Gulf through the Sibuyan Sea. This fleet was attacked by the 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft. The 68,000 ton super battleship Musashi was sunk in this battle. (GDH) While the 3rd Fleet (Halsey) was attacking the IJN Central Force, the IJN Southern Force (Shima and Nishimura) was attempting to enter Leyte Gulf, from the southern route, through Surigao Strait. The Southern Force was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. In perhaps the most successful U.S. Navy torpedo attack in history, U.S. destroyers settled the Battle of Surigao Strait before any American battleships began firing. Third Fleet believed that the IJN Central Force was in full retreat from the Philippines. However, Central Force had reversed direction and was attempting to re-enter Leyte Gulf. This Japanese plan succeeded and the Central Force began attacking elements of the escort carrier force in Leyte Gulf off Samar (Taffy 1, 2, 3). The Japanese attack was completely disorganized. Small U.S. Navy escort destroyer attacks through the whole Japanese fleet into confusion. The Central Force retreated thinking that larger American forces heard the desperate pleas from the Taffy carriers and were fast approaching the area. The U.S. escort destroyers incredible bravery saved many lives during this lopsided engagement. The IJN Northern Force (Ozawa) was a diversionary force. The IJN plan to lure 3rd Fleet from supporting 7th Fleet had completely succeeded. This force was decimated by 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft off Cape Engano. Leyte Gulf was an American victory. However, the mistakes made by American commanders clearly indicated the short comings, of the political decision, of not having an overall commander in chief of the invasion of the Philippines.(GDH) Enjoy this excellent episode of Battlefield. (GDH)
Date: 2009-07-27 10:03:24 - Added by: EST_PL
Views: 7685 - Votes: 1 - Rating: 4
 
(6/12) Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 8 (GDH)
Videos Running Time 01:55:00 in 12 Parts Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 7 (GDH) This episode of \"Battlefield\" chronicles The U.S. Navys triumph over the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted in 4 battles extending from Surigao Strait to Cape Engano. The U.S. Navys 7th Fleets main task was to support and land the U.S. 6th Army at Tacloban beach in Leyte Gulf. The 7th Fleet (Kinkaid) consisted of: transports, destroyers cruisers, old battleships and escort carriers. Protecting 7th Fleet was the massive U.S. Navys 3rd Fleet. Third Fleets task was too attack any Japanese Fleet presence and destroy Japanese land based air power. A huge Japanese armada, the IJN Central Force (Kurita), was spotted by American reconnaissance planes, attempting to enter Leyte Gulf through the Sibuyan Sea. This fleet was attacked by the 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft. The 68,000 ton super battleship Musashi was sunk in this battle. (GDH) While the 3rd Fleet (Halsey) was attacking the IJN Central Force, the IJN Southern Force (Shima and Nishimura) was attempting to enter Leyte Gulf, from the southern route, through Surigao Strait. The Southern Force was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. In perhaps the most successful U.S. Navy torpedo attack in history, U.S. destroyers settled the Battle of Surigao Strait before any American battleships began firing. Third Fleet believed that the IJN Central Force was in full retreat from the Philippines. However, Central Force had reversed direction and was attempting to re-enter Leyte Gulf. This Japanese plan succeeded and the Central Force began attacking elements of the escort carrier force in Leyte Gulf off Samar (Taffy 1, 2, 3). The Japanese attack was completely disorganized. Small U.S. Navy escort destroyer attacks through the whole Japanese fleet into confusion. The Central Force retreated thinking that larger American forces heard the desperate pleas from the Taffy carriers and were fast approaching the area. The U.S. escort destroyers incredible bravery saved many lives during this lopsided engagement. The IJN Northern Force (Ozawa) was a diversionary force. The IJN plan to lure 3rd Fleet from supporting 7th Fleet had completely succeeded. This force was decimated by 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft off Cape Engano. Leyte Gulf was an American victory. However, the mistakes made by American commanders clearly indicated the short comings, of the political decision, of not having an overall commander in chief of the invasion of the Philippines.(GDH) Enjoy this excellent episode of Battlefield. (GDH)
Date: 2009-07-27 10:02:47 - Added by: EST_PL
Views: 7621 - Votes: 0 - Rating: 0
 
(7/12) Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 8 (GDH)
Videos Running Time 01:55:00 in 12 Parts Battlefield I The Battle of Leyte Gulf Episode 7 (GDH) This episode of \"Battlefield\" chronicles The U.S. Navys triumph over the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) at Leyte Gulf. The Battle of Leyte Gulf consisted in 4 battles extending from Surigao Strait to Cape Engano. The U.S. Navys 7th Fleets main task was to support and land the U.S. 6th Army at Tacloban beach in Leyte Gulf. The 7th Fleet (Kinkaid) consisted of: transports, destroyers cruisers, old battleships and escort carriers. Protecting 7th Fleet was the massive U.S. Navys 3rd Fleet. Third Fleets task was too attack any Japanese Fleet presence and destroy Japanese land based air power. A huge Japanese armada, the IJN Central Force (Kurita), was spotted by American reconnaissance planes, attempting to enter Leyte Gulf through the Sibuyan Sea. This fleet was attacked by the 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft. The 68,000 ton super battleship Musashi was sunk in this battle. (GDH) While the 3rd Fleet (Halsey) was attacking the IJN Central Force, the IJN Southern Force (Shima and Nishimura) was attempting to enter Leyte Gulf, from the southern route, through Surigao Strait. The Southern Force was, for all intents and purposes, destroyed. In perhaps the most successful U.S. Navy torpedo attack in history, U.S. destroyers settled the Battle of Surigao Strait before any American battleships began firing. Third Fleet believed that the IJN Central Force was in full retreat from the Philippines. However, Central Force had reversed direction and was attempting to re-enter Leyte Gulf. This Japanese plan succeeded and the Central Force began attacking elements of the escort carrier force in Leyte Gulf off Samar (Taffy 1, 2, 3). The Japanese attack was completely disorganized. Small U.S. Navy escort destroyer attacks through the whole Japanese fleet into confusion. The Central Force retreated thinking that larger American forces heard the desperate pleas from the Taffy carriers and were fast approaching the area. The U.S. escort destroyers incredible bravery saved many lives during this lopsided engagement. The IJN Northern Force (Ozawa) was a diversionary force. The IJN plan to lure 3rd Fleet from supporting 7th Fleet had completely succeeded. This force was decimated by 3rd Fleets carrier aircraft off Cape Engano. Leyte Gulf was an American victory. However, the mistakes made by American commanders clearly indicated the short comings, of the political decision, of not having an overall commander in chief of the invasion of the Philippines.(GDH) Enjoy this excellent episode of Battlefield. (GDH)
Date: 2009-07-27 10:01:35 - Added by: EST_PL
Views: 7669 - Votes: 0 - Rating: 0
 

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