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Question bout the Yamato.

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So it has the biggest guns in the game but it dosent do the most Base AP damage, why? I just dont get it

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Georgia's shells are heavier, thus maintain more energy at a given velocity and carry a bigger bursting charge. I mean, if shell diameter was the only arbiter of damage done, a 9mm parabellum would be more powerful than a .303 Enfield.

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Balance. If you have played WoT, artillery has a much larger caliber than anything else, but their damage isnt anywhere close. A wows example is CV torpedoes doing less damage than destroyer torpedoes. Also secondary battery having far less range and damage than an actual ship with the same caliber main guns.

 

Remember though, it isnt always about doing damage... it's about getting there to begin with. Yamatos 460s can overmatch many cruiser bows and has multiple large advantages over 457mm guns, despite only a tenth of an inch difference. 

 

Edit: also what Lert said:Smile_great:

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Yamato‘s shells are something around 1,460kg. Georgia is almost 300kg heavier with something around 1,700kg.

For as large as they seem, Yamato‘s guns were not some sort of wonderweapon. 

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6 minutes ago, Lert said:

Georgia's shells are heavier, thus maintain more energy at a given velocity and carry a bigger bursting charge. I mean, if shell diameter was the only arbiter of damage done, a 9mm parabellum would be more powerful than a .303 springfield.

.303 is an Enfield Lert; Springfield; presumably an ‘03, is 30-06.

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6 minutes ago, Estimated_Prophet said:

.303 is an Enfield Lert; Springfield; presumably an ‘03, is 30-06.

Fair enough, I'm not a gun guy and was quoting from memory. Point remains though, more goes in to how powerful a munition is than caliber.

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As far as Georgia's 457mm shell weight goes, the USN really likes heavy shells for their Heavy Cruisers and Battleships.

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20 hours ago, HazeGrayUnderway said:

As far as Georgia's 457mm shell weight goes, the USN really likes heavy shells for their Heavy Cruisers and Battleships.

That's because the US had the metalurgical advantage over practically anyone else in WW2.  Better metalurgical tech, and the industry to pump it out in volume. It was a good way to increase the performance of their guns, without having to pay any of the costs or weight/size penalties for bigger/longer guns.

That's why the US had STS steel all over the place, where everyone else used ordinary structural steel. 

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