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Restarting on the IJN line. Why can't the Kawachi Fire it's forward guns forward?

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It has 1 main front turret, and 2 forward facing side turrets. Even though all 3 face forward, only one can fire(Main forward) until you angle. Why is this? It aims and has the angle, but refuses to fire. 

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Both Kawachi and Nassau need to wiggle a bit to fire all of the fore and midship turrets. I don't know why but that's the way it is, perhaps for balance.

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Both Kawachi and Nassau need to wiggle a bit to fire all of the fore and midship turrets. I don't know why but that's the way it is, perhaps for balance.

 

then they should just not let the guns face forward. Seems like bad programing. 

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If I remember correctly the guns are programmed not to fire unless they can physically point at where your shooting, the side turrets can't point directly in front of the bow where the front turret sits so you need to angle the ship to shoot them. Which isn't bad because now your ship will deflect more in coming return fire because of the angle.

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If I remember correctly the guns are programmed not to fire unless they can physically point at where your shooting, the side turrets can't point directly in front of the bow where the front turret sits so you need to angle the ship to shoot them.

 

This. Your two side turrets, are in effect, still trying to traverse to meet where your sight is at, and being blocked by the superstructure of the ship. It doesn't take much of a wiggle to pull off the shots though. Also works nicely for running away, as you can cycle through 3 turrets while zig zagging. In reality, they probably could fire straight forward if needed, but, probably not practical unless your target was close enough and wide enough, and not moving much, if at all, to possibly eat all 6 shots.

 

The front guns on many of the low to mid tier cruisers have a similar issue, and you have to wiggle a little to get them all firing forward.

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The reason why the Kawachi can't fire all three forward turrets at the same time is because of how the two side turrets were laid out. If you look you will notice that when facing directly forward they are almost touching a bulkhead. This means the turret can't traverse inboard to bring them in line with what the first turret is aiming at. You could argue that you should still be able to hypothetically fire all three guns, but their spread would be such that only the forward turret would have a chance of hitting anyways. The stern turrets suffer from the same issue.

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What the smarties up there said, the two turrets to the side can't aim directly in front of ship.

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And have you looked at the deck? There may be obstructions like longboats and rigging (not ingame and am heading to bed, or I'll check myself). Ichizuchi has this issue with turret #3, boats on either side prevent it from firing at close range, however if you elevate the guns over the boats you can fire at more distant targets.

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And have you looked at the deck? There may be obstructions like longboats and rigging (not ingame and am heading to bed, or I'll check myself). Ichizuchi has this issue with turret #3, boats on either side prevent it from firing at close range, however if you elevate the guns over the boats you can fire at more distant targets.

 

Why can't they just fire through the boats?  The South Dakota fired through her own airplane at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.  So why can't we shoot through our own ship?

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Why can't they just fire through the boats?  The South Dakota fired through her own airplane at the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.  So why can't we shoot through our own ship?

 

Just imagine the friendly fire spam and repair bill.

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Just imagine the friendly fire spam and repair bill.

 

I think I can pay for the long boat if it means having a decent forward salvo.  Gotta pay for that boat anyway when the entire ship sinks.

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