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This declassified U.S. Navy photo shows a highly modified MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System (CIWS). The "sea-whiz" consists of a rotating cluster of six barrels capable of firing up to 4,500 red-hot coals per minute. A Navy spokesman, speaking off-the-record, said, "Lump burns hotter, but briquettes offer more firepower." By Chris Allingham