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OR picking the exact wrong time to turn towards your enemy, now at 45' angle allowing BETTER penetration of Bismark 15' shells NOTE:  Exact opposite of how WoWS models combat (sadly)

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1 hour ago, Morpheous said:

OR picking the exact wrong time to turn towards your enemy, now at 45' angle allowing BETTER penetration of Bismark 15' shells NOTE:  Exact opposite of how WoWS models combat (sadly)

There is another thread on this topic which pins the most likely culprit on the bow wave along the Hood (and probably other fast ships) that leaves a low spot just below the aft turrets where a shell can go in below the belt without having to penetrate much (or any) water. Since WOWS ships don't have appreciable wakes, this  is not a factor in game. The Bismarck hit the 4" magazine, setting that off and that blew into the main magazine killing the ship. 

Golden BB for sure. Ship turned away (from bow tanking to expose the aft turrets) at just the wrong time, shell hit at the exact spot needed to pen the thinner armor below the belt into the less protected 4" magazine.

Would be interesting if WG modelled it. Slow BBs might be less vulnerable to the under skirt exposure.

Still think the main reason was the RN was too cheap to equip anti-det flags on their BBs. 

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On 12/16/2020 at 12:58 PM, Sabot_100 said:

There is another thread on this topic which pins the most likely culprit on the bow wave along the Hood (and probably other fast ships) that leaves a low spot just below the aft turrets where a shell can go in below the belt without having to penetrate much (or any) water. Since WOWS ships don't have appreciable wakes, this  is not a factor in game. The Bismarck hit the 4" magazine, setting that off and that blew into the main magazine killing the ship. 

Golden BB for sure. Ship turned away (from bow tanking to expose the aft turrets) at just the wrong time, shell hit at the exact spot needed to pen the thinner armor below the belt into the less protected 4" magazine.

Would be interesting if WG modelled it. Slow BBs might be less vulnerable to the under skirt exposure.

Still think the main reason was the RN was too cheap to equip anti-det flags on their BBs. 

Okay rechecked my sources, yes at an angle but hit turning away.... but was not really bow tanking, she was not even 45', I would say less than 30 degrees, pretty much broadside....then she caught fire from the PE and then they turned away to deal with the fire.

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