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Postby A-Series-Of-Tubes » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:21 am

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A-Series-Of-Tubes wrote:So the Navy practiced with missiles and still couldn't get a kill after four weeks?

There's two lessons they could learn from that.

You know Akagi herself burned for a whole day before sinking right? Making a ship actually go down is hard.


Below the waterline is the shit. If your missiles are all about fucking up the command tower and guns, then you need some other missiles.
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Postby Austria-Bohemia-Hungary » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:21 am

A-Series-Of-Tubes wrote:
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:You know Akagi herself burned for a whole day before sinking right? Making a ship actually go down is hard.


Below the waterline is the shit. If your missiles are all about fucking up the command tower and guns, then you need some other missiles.

You mean like a torpedo?

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Postby Vassenor » Sun Feb 28, 2021 5:34 am

Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:
A-Series-Of-Tubes wrote:So the Navy practiced with missiles and still couldn't get a kill after four weeks?

There's two lessons they could learn from that.

You know Akagi herself burned for a whole day before sinking right? Making a ship actually go down is hard.


And Prinz Eugen and others survived being nuked without sinking.
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Postby Risottia » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:23 am

A-Series-Of-Tubes wrote:
Austria-Bohemia-Hungary wrote:You know Akagi herself burned for a whole day before sinking right? Making a ship actually go down is hard.


Below the waterline is the shit.

See what happened to Roma with the first Fritz-X.
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Postby A-Series-Of-Tubes » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:32 am

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A-Series-Of-Tubes wrote:
Below the waterline is the shit.

See what happened to Roma with the first Fritz-X.


I had to look it up, but yeah. Seems it was quite effective!
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Postby Fartsniffage » Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:43 am

A-Series-Of-Tubes wrote:
Risottia wrote:See what happened to Roma with the first Fritz-X.


I had to look it up, but yeah. Seems it was quite effective!


The Warspite was hit by one. It penetrated 6 decks and then punched through the keel before exploding. The Warspite returned to service after 9 months.

Sinking warships is hard. They're designed that way.

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Postby The New California Republic » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:15 am

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A-Series-Of-Tubes wrote:I had to look it up, but yeah. Seems it was quite effective!


The Warspite was hit by one. It penetrated 6 decks and then punched through the keel before exploding. The Warspite returned to service after 9 months.

Sinking warships is hard. They're designed that way.

As with most things the specific circumstances during the event can make all the difference. For example when HMS Sheffield was hit by that Exocet and the Royal Navy inquiry concluded afterwards that it didn't explode, the fact that the still burning sustainer caused fires that were impossible to put out likely led to its loss. If the Exocet had simply exploded I'd put money on Sheffield being extremely battered but ultimately surviving. Mind you, there are actually a whole host of reasons for HMS Sheffield being lost.
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