Demolition Ranch (Matt Carriker) is a Texas-based channel with millions of viewers of its explosive videos which capture the destruction of objects with military hardware in never before seen ways.
USS Texas is flooding after damage from recent hurricanes -- keep her afloat through Wargaming’s Project VALOR (Veterans And Loved Ones Responsibility) Campaign!
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USS Texas was one of the most powerful battleships in the world when she launched in 1914, and was credited with testing advances in gunnery, naval aviation, and radar. She was still fighting hard in 1944, supporting the Normandy Landings with her 14” guns. Nine days later, Allied forces pushed far enough inland to be at the edge of Texas’ gun range, but still needed her guns for tough targets, so again the call for fire support came in. Captain Charlie Baker ordered the battleship’s starboard torpedo blisters flooded, to raise the guns a crucial two degrees.
Texas answered to the tune of 24 massive shells, and by the end of the war, earned five battle stars. Today, she’s preserved by the Battleship Texas Foundation as a museum and national historic landmark -- a fitting fate for the final battleship from the dreadnought era, and the only remaining capital ship to serve and protect her country and its soldiers in both World Wars.
Today, Texas is flooding again, this time under attack by the elements. The ship suffers constant leaks averaging over 300 tons of water per day, leading to significant erosion and deterioration that will eventually be irreparable. A team of historians, engineers and preservationists are attempting to move her to land before it’s too late.
It’s up to us to protect her.
USS Texas, a Premium tier V battleship with bold “Lone Star” camo
Already have the ship? Get the camo by itself and deck her out!
This Flag is cosmetic and provides no in-game bonuses. Collect all four "VALOR" flags throughout the year to gain access to an exclusive fifth and final flag.
Already own USS Texas? Get either bundle featuring her and get her 5,150 value with the other items!
Please be advised that even if you purchase more than one bundle, you'll only be able to get one set of "Lone Star" camo, one Commemorative flag and complete the Lone Star Mission once, as we can't award duplicates of the same items to your account.
Ends December 31, 03:20 PT (06:20 ET)