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Questionable X Turret On the Lo Yang

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This post will be very image heavy because I will be comparing the armour of the 4 gun turrets on the Lo Yang. For some reason, the top of the third turret supposedly has 1 mm of armour. 

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The other 3 turrets all have the same armour at the top of the turret at 20mm of thickness.

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Perhaps the weight of 4 full turrets would make it top heavy, and 3 wouldn't, so X turret gets a shield and no armor.

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The Benson/Livermore groups were built with canvas roof covers without armor on the rear turrets due to the risk of excess topweight with 5 turrets. Putting standard turret armor on the ship as originally designed would have cost a set of torpedo tubes and what little light AA they actually had as built.  Stability was an issue in these ships with 5 guns and two sets of tubes mounted. They had to remove the fifth turret and a set of tubes in order to add more A/S and AA gear as the war progressed to maintain ship stability. That is why the Bristol follow-up group built on the same hull design had the 5th turret removed and increased A/S and AA outfits and had only one set of torpedo tubes from the beginning, as built. Older Benson class ships were refitted mid-war in the same manner. The C hull is set up like that in the game, with better light AA.

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