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Can I Just Throw My Oerlikons Overboard?

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...and have my Bofors cover from the ship out to their max range? 

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14 minutes ago, Pugilistic said:

...and have my Bofors cover from the ship out to their max range? 

Kamikaze contermeasures refit à la 1945 reality...now the truth is out...20mm just does not cut the mustard in the new meta...

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It didn't really cut the mustard in WWII, either.

 

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20mm Oerlikon's were known as Kamakaze alarms for a reason, if you were on a ship and heard them start chattering away, get behind something solid. Because the ship you're on is about to get hit.

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Really just want to point out the silly AA rules; inside the 20mm range, the Bofors that can bear should still be firing. 

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18 minutes ago, SgtBeltfed said:

20mm Oerlikon's were known as Kamakaze alarms for a reason, if you were on a ship and heard them start chattering away, get behind something solid. Because the ship you're on is about to get hit.

About 30 years ago I talked to a guy working in our plant (steam) powerhouse, who was stationed in one of the engine rooms on a Fletcher in WW2. He said about the same thing!  And down below, you know that 3/8 inch hull is not going to stop much of anything....

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