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Bellerophon - gun question

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There's what appears to be small caliber guns behind the wing turrets. What are they? Also, what use could they possibly be there? Is this a historical placement, but just a temporary position and they're to be moved during battle?

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Almost every Battleship of that era carried what could best be described as a quaternary battery of guns, typically of a caliber from 47-76mm depending on the nation. This was a carry over from pre-dreadnought days, when what we consider the second and tertiary batteries on dreadnoughts were meant for combat against other BBs. These smaller guns were meant to be used against torpedo boats, which were very small back then (under 600 tons for the most part).

 

On the older ships that have them, these guns are not active-in game. They're simply to weak to be effective against anything found in the game.

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Those are 47mm (3pdr) saluting guns. 

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1 hour ago, mr3awsome said:

Those are 47mm (3pdr) saluting guns. 

What would they be used for? Also, it's their placement that confuses me more than anything. I don't see how they would be of any use in there.

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32 minutes ago, HeathenForay said:

What would they be used for? Also, it's their placement that confuses me more than anything. I don't see how they would be of any use in there.

Literally all they are for is firing gun salutes. 

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41 minutes ago, mr3awsome said:

Literally all they are for is firing gun salutes. 

lol well I guess I was overthinking that one...

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16 hours ago, mr3awsome said:

Literally all they are for is firing gun salutes. 

You'd think they'd make those into anti-air guns.

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On 10/16/2017 at 1:43 PM, BrentD15 said:

You'd think they'd make those into anti-air guns.

They did, on other ships. Bellerophon got two extra BL 4"/50 Mk VII, on HA mounts. 

 

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