20mm Oerlikon mounts on the main deck at the bow of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 194340mm Bofors mounts on the main deck of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 194340mm Bofors mounts on turret No. 3 of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 194340mm Bofors quad mount aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
20mm Oerlikon mounts on the main deck at the bow of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 194340mm Bofors mounts on the main deck of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 194340mm Bofors mounts on turret No. 3 of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 194340mm Bofors quad mount aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
German Panzer VI/Tiger I tanks passing burning buildings during the Battle of Kursk in Orel (Oryol), Russia, mid-Jul 1943One of the 20mm Oerlikon cannon tubs aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943One of the 20mm Oerlikon cannon tubs aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943Starboard side amidships view of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
German Panzer VI/Tiger I tanks passing burning buildings during the Battle of Kursk in Orel (Oryol), Russia, mid-Jul 1943One of the 20mm Oerlikon cannon tubs aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943One of the 20mm Oerlikon cannon tubs aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943Starboard side amidships view of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
Two 20mm Oerlikon mounts atop turret No. 2 of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943USS Iowa at the New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943; note carrier in backgroundUSS Iowa off New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943USS Iowa with smaller boats off New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
Two 20mm Oerlikon mounts atop turret No. 2 of USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943USS Iowa at the New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943; note carrier in backgroundUSS Iowa off New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943USS Iowa with smaller boats off New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943
View from atop turret No. 2 of USS Iowa, looking forward, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View of Bofors cluster aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View of turret No. 2 and surrounding 20mm Oerlikon mounts aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View of USS Iowa
View from atop turret No. 2 of USS Iowa, looking forward, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View of Bofors cluster aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View of turret No. 2 and surrounding 20mm Oerlikon mounts aboard USS Iowa, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943View of USS Iowa's superstructure, New York Navy Yard, New York, United States, 9 Jul 1943


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