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  1. One of the advantages of the All Or Nothing scheme was that for SAME weight allotment, you could have a much better-protected citadel zone. That is, you could increase the armor thickness over the critical areas without increasing the same weight allotment that incremental armor scheme would have called for. However, there is one drawback to note. If you do not do the AoN scheme properly, you can fail to include sufficient reserve buoyancy within the protected area.to compensate for the unprotected ends being flooded which the USN, and I think RN too, considered in their executions. I am not sure if I recall it correctly, but the Italians were guilty of doing exactly this flawed execution.
  2. @Xwing_Red1 You really need to read the thread thoroughly.
  3. WWI DD modernization for WWII

    You're thinking of the late war mounts. This would be an early war refit ('42) or thereabouts. There were plans to mount dual 4" on CLemson after all.
  4. WWI DD modernization for WWII

    lemme clarify, dp TWIN 3".
  5. WWI DD modernization for WWII

    Well, I would put dual 3" in place of her fore and aft 4". Drop aft torps like you said. Remove one boiler, adjust fuel stowage. Replace the wing 4" with 40mm. And that's my convoy escort.
  6. Clemson and topweight

    It was a crash mass production program. the war in Atlantic created an urgency for ocean escorts. The irony? Almost all of the destroyers were finally commissioned AFTER World War 1 ended. And to prepare for mass production, certain parameters had to be simplified and you could not introduce improvements to the design during it. That was mainly why the Flush deck DD type was in The World's Worst Warships. That was also why the USN could not get a reasonable sized batch of new destroyers for at least a couple decades after WW1 as the Congress held the Flush deck DD against them (naval construction programs must be approved by the Congress).
  7. If you note, nowhere in my posts did I said they should NOT fire until they closed. Only that generally they do try to close with the opposing force.
  8. To nitpick. BC is Battlecruiser CC is the USN designation abbreviation for Large Cruiser.
  9. So three out of 4 calls for closing, the first says right away and the next two say wait until superiority has been achieved before closing.
  10. Had they been built in WW1, they would have been much longer and heavier. Assuming there is even a shipyard slip big enough to construct them. It takes a lot of boilers of WW1 vintage technology to generate 31 knots, not to mention having a waterline armor belt of 14"/350mm" and in general having more tonnage of armor devoted and 9x 11". The last WW1 German BC was SMS Hindenburg. She did 26.6 knots with a belt armor of 300mm and 8x 12". Scharn and her sister are very comparable to Bayern with the protection scheme. They probably would get 6x 15" instead of triple 11" considering Imperial German Navy didn't put a triple turret on any of their capital ships. Now they outrun Bayern by 9 knots, but probably on a much heavier displacement (interesting how technology march on in maritime) and at a greater length than their actual versions while having only 6x 15" So at this point, you wondering how such ships would be classified. Large battlecruisers for the fact that they have only 3/4 firepower of Bayern?
  11. Doesn't it show up in the service cost or in the resupply notifications that pop up after exiting the finished match?
  12. Why is Hood T7

    Well, that fuse time is also why you're smacking cruisers a lot more with Hood than other battleships regarding AP.
  13. Why is Hood T7

    It's not the tier that makes Hood's AP unable to citadel BBs, it's the fuse time. It's shorter, like Cruiser AP, than Warspite's AP.
  14. The team that works on CAMO SKINS is separate from the team that works on bugs, from the team that works on maps, from the team that develops new ships and so on.
  15. Book review: The Grand Scuttle

    Not trained to operate the ships. Plus the Allies would raise a stink over the point that British sailors were manning another fleet of warships. (would have added a quarter of the RN strength). It took a year arguing about who would get the ships. If I recall the British were quite relieved the matter of the ships in question was taken out of their hands when the crews scuttled the ships. "Well, that was bloody well done. Now, nobody can cripes about who gets what."