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Neighbor Kid

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#1 12 years ago

Hey yall, i just had a question about the Ship, i know its already ingame, but in game i just wanted to know that it was classed as a Battleship but had deck armor as low as a battlecruiser right? IN game is as a battle crusier or classed as a Battleship?




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#2 12 years ago
hslan.Faust

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#3 12 years ago

the hood was a WW1 battleship which was modernized just before WW2. its speed was incrased but at the cost of armorstrengh throughout the ship. fine for a a big empire, where ships should reach given positions in short time, but not good for actual combat.




BigDom

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#4 12 years ago

http://www.hmshood.com/ <-- It's actually a battlecruiser according to that site...

and backed up by http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk/static/pages/5810.html

It wasn't WW1 either but just post WWI.

The armour was actually increased, it was the ships length that gave it's speed. They just put insufficient deck armour in.. or more precisly insufficiently protected magazines.




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#5 12 years ago

Here in the UK I saw a documentary on channel 4 about the sinking of the Hood; they concluded that a shell struck it where the bottom of the turret meets the deck. They said that this was an extremely unlikely place for a shell to hit, so the Hood was not necesarily sunk because of too little armour- the Germans simply got a lucky shot.




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#6 12 years ago

I was reading this book lately and it said the Hood was sunk because of it's poor deck armor.

Apperently since Battleships had become so powerfull ( Huge Deckguns ), ships didn't need to be close to eachother anymore to damage eachother, they could shoot eachother down from great distances.

Where with old ships you needed to line up with the other ship and shoot a volley of cannonballs in the hope you hit something critical ( such as a mast ) With modern Battleships, you could fire upon your opponent from great distance by just aiming your cannons a certain amount of degree into the air. Because this was done, the shells would hit the from a horizontale angle, but hit down from a verticale angle, thus ships would need Deck armor aswell as Side armor. Instead they shot of there cannon's in a




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#7 12 years ago

poor english. lucky for torpedos eh? I saw a beautiful painting of the torp that killed the bizmark, Never would have happened if the english hadnt used the swordfish. Krauts guns were calibrated for fast aircraft. (though im sure u all know this as youve prolly watched that show too)




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#8 12 years ago
{9thInf}QbanRev*E*poor english. lucky for torpedos eh? I saw a beautiful painting of the torp that killed the bizmark, Never would have happened if the english hadnt used the swordfish. Krauts guns were calibrated for fast aircraft. (though im sure u all know this as youve prolly watched that show too)

Doubt that it would have mattered - sea skimming aircraft are a pain too hit... Toranto was struck by swordfish succesfully too and in that case the AA fire would have been heavier.