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I don't care what you say...

It still looks like R2D2 with a woody.

USS-Donald-Cook-03-2014.jpgMEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 17, 2014) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) fires its close-in weapons system during a live-fire exercise. Donald Cook, the first of four Arleigh Burke-class destroyers to be forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, is serving on a scheduled patrol to the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility as part of the president's phased adaptive approach to European ballistic missile defense. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Edward Guttierrez III)

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Ol' R2 has some case of the clap, then.  He's got fire coming out the end of that thing.  Did he pull liberty in Subic?
 
 Sir:

A question for you-

What happens to all the brass? I remember you say something about the land-based artillery being collected and reloaded, but what about the high-volume outputs of somthing like this or an M2? Simply tossed over the side, or collected and recycled/remanufactured?
 
 We used to toss 3"-50 brass over the side. I imagine they collect it now.
 
 One these (I believe) like the GAU-8 on the A-10 the casings go back into the can.
 
 They stay in the jet for weight-and-balance purposes.