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  1. FOUR PIPERS in Stalin's navy.

    Whilst the ships undoubtedly had interesting careers, by the time they reached Russia service most of them were in full escort form. Generally speaking, this means 1 4" gun forward, a 3" DP gun aft, one set of torpedo tubes on the centreline for Mk X depth charges, and various light AA guns. Naturally, there is some variance, but given how much Campbeltown is already derided, you can't really go below that, and cloning her seems a bit of a poor effort.
  2. Rest in Peace dseehafer.

    Whilst I doubt that I always saw eye to eye with dseehafer (for even the most amicable people will find disagreements, even if they are over minutiae), I was always happy when I saw that he'd made a new post. I doubt I am alone when I say that he taught me things that I wouldn't have known otherwise. May fair winds and steady swells lead him to harbour.
  3. Pre-WWII ships in WWII

    The St. Nazaire Raid disabled one Dry Dock, not the entire port.
  4. Pre-WWII ships in WWII

    Obsolete is a rather different thing in naval circles compared to aero circles. Due to their expense, warships tend to stay in service for much longer than things like tanks or planes. Consequently you get tiering rather than flat out obsolescence or not. For example, the Omaha class, whilst no longer a front line unit, is still a capable warship in its own right. Technological evolution had relegated it to the secondary tier, rather than the breakers yard. That in itself speaks volumes. Equally, having given hard war service, the ships were worn out, and not worth bringing back up to standard. Not to mention wartime production fulfilling operational needs, etc.
  5. Yamato doesn't have 18" guns, they have 18.1" guns. So they haven't done anything that they said they wouldn't, in that regard.
  6. Whilst several of the guns have been removed and replaced with wooden or fibreglass replicas, there is still quite a few (half a dozen?) originals, although only one dates to Trafalgar. What they're currently doing is replacing her fixed cradle with a large number of hydraulic rams, so that they can slowly stop, and then reverse the warping process. It'll take time, but its happening.
  7. Clemson and topweight

    Availability is a powerful thing in itself, see the Emergency War group of destroyers, for example. Ideally replacing each pair of torpedo tubes with a centre-line mount would have been better, and is entirely possible, as can be seen by the changes made to the ships sent to Britain as part of the Destroyers for Bases deal.
  8. Clemson and topweight

    Not so sure about that; they are included in a book called The World's Worse Warships for a reason.
  9. Admittedly, this was communicated some time ago, but its all we have to go on
  10. The problem with German (and ultimately Russian) CV lines is a lack of planes for them, rather than a lack of designs. Conversely France has enough of both.
  11. us DD AAA stats incorrect?

    No, they're different mounts.
  12. Kantai Collection Discussion Thread Kai

    The equipment art shows Tatsuta carrying twin 12.7cm"/40s, so they kinda did.
  13. And with every new line that is implemented, the standards change. Which is why the splits involve multiple ships moving tiers. The inconsistency is rather aggravating at this stage.
  14. There is, but that went out the window long ago.