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  1. 26inch plate from Yammato class ship...

    " At about 40,000 yards, the U.S. Navy 16"/50 firing a 16" Mark 8 Mod 6 AP projectile (the later Mod 7 and Mod 8 designs were post-WWII, so I usually do not count them and they were no better ballistically, to my knowledge) will hit at about 45° downward angle and 1607 feet/second (489.8 m/sec). Just as with a point blank hit at 2500 feet/second (762 m/sec) and 45° obliquity, this hit too will barely hole the plate as the projectile is hitting at 0° (normal) obliquity, though not completely penetrate it. Any slight barrel wear will lower the muzzle and striking velocities and no holing will occur at these or any other ranges, as mentioned. However, this is so far above any real fighting range (even with radar it is hard to see the target due to the earth's curvature interfering, especially in any kind of imperfect seeing conditions) that I do not even consider it in my computations, while putting the gun barrel up to almost touching the enemy turret is also a pipe dream in real life! Thus, no holing or complete penetrations, ever, though possibly some cracking of the plate and possible jamming of the turret if the crack-off plate piece is dislodged badly enough. Therefore, these plates are the only warship armor plates that could not be completely penetrated by any gun ever put on a warship when installed leaning back at 45°, as they were in the actual turrets!!! Even to completely hole the plate all the way through at that inclination requires a brand new 16"/50 Mark 7 or German 38cm SK C/34 gun at point-blank range firing the latest versions of their respective AP projectiles; it might be cracked at a lower striking velocity, but no hole put entirely through it! And they said guns had completely overmatched all armor - not so!!!" Well, there you have, that's how the tests (2) were done. Very idealistic conditions.
  2. Rest in Peace dseehafer.

    Good journey to you, dseehafer.
  3. IJN TAKAO

    Look like we got an animehater giving yall a thumb down.
  4. Hah. I never said whenever it was good or bad. I only said that Imperial Japan of the 20th Century owned its existence to Matthew Perry, an admiral of United States of America. The force opening knocked over the first domino of the chain reaction that led to the fall of the Shogunate and the rise of the Imperial Government (based around the Emperor).
  5. @Guardian54 At least Sventex got what I was getting at.
  6. Imperial Japan exists because Perry forced Japan to open her ports to the World.
  7. Kidd or Des Moines

    Well, if he is doing IJN CA line, and it does have torpedoes.
  8. That's why she's OP. 20km. 5 seconds worth of reaction time upon detecting torps. Only hit battleships and carriers.
  9. @LittleWhiteMouse loving the little mini-me inserts! If they don't change her any further...I might snatch her up when they release her.
  10. .......... Dude that's....just messed up. A Furry Taco citadeling a T10 BB.
  11. #kiwi1960 Same thing happened to the Big E. But you never asked veterans what they thought of their ships being scrapped. One veteran said that after experiencing the museum ships, he actually prefer Big E to be broken down by the breakers. This is adhering to the adage of beating swords into plows.
  12. IF the Monitor had full charges for her guns, she would had holed the Virginia's armor, but they didn't know her guns could handle the powder load.
  13. Germany still makes bad ships

    Latecomer but if you want a historical example of a bad ship for Germany, just look to the light cruisers they built after Emden (their first "modern" CL since WW1) in 1930-40s. Could not handle heavy sea. Which meant those light cruisers were poor sea boat.
  14. April Fools Event Leaked

    "and these are permanent camos for the T10 ships that they belong to." That's in the OP
  15. Considering that she saw action in the Spanish-American War, the "air" gun as a naval armament was quite novel for her time. The biggest drawback was that the guns were too quiet in firing, so they had less effect on the enemy positions' morale than regular guns from accompanying ships did.
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