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post #3 of Old 11-03-2010
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To explain my "Have been in and didn't get hit response." I may have been in a bit different situation than what you're looking for.
Spent my open water lightening time onboard aircraft carriers. The ship never seemed to get hit, anymore than any random 15 square acres of space.
With several cumulative years at sea, I cannot recall any plane, piece of equipment or even the flight deck ever being hit while transiting through several mighty thunderstorms.
We seemed to like to hide under them back when we were more concerned about the Soviets knowing our where-abouts.

'79 San Juan 7.7
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