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Jan 22 13 4:27 PM
sciquest wrote:Thanks for the support.
What would be the characteristics and performance of twenty inch and up guns?
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Buck Bradley wrote:Anyone have any thoughts on the minimum number of gun barrels required to make reasonably good shooting at long range?
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Razor wrote:Did the USA ever develop a nuclear round for its 16" guns ? or for that matter its 8" guns comparable to the armies 280mm weapon
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Aug 26 15 12:37 AM
sciquest wrote:I am not inventing anything but my perhaps flawed memory of the German Navy in World War II book I read a couple of decades agoI. During the planning stages prior to the war Hitler asked for 70-800,000 tons (?) super battleships with 20-21 inch guns but Grand Admiral Raeder was able to dissuade him on the grounds that 16 inch guns were the largest ever needed and that ships mounting them were more practical in terms of port facilities, canal uses, ect.
The book I cite had a forward by Adm. Raedar and one by Adm. Karl Donitz. The book, a general survey of the German navy recounted the history of the Kreigsmarine and included the merchant ship raiders which were themselves armed merchant ships, the desirabliilty of all diesel or combined diesel /steam plants, submarine warfare, the Channel dash and the twilight of the the German navy.
And use some courtesy in your posts. You could just asked for my sources which I am glad to share.
Aug 27 15 4:54 AM
DevilDawg wrote:The Brits had an 18 Inch in WW I, and costal batteries for the US had 18 and bigger. You used to see them at the Aberdeen Proving Ground gun pile (which is being reworked in prep for the new Army Museum at FT Belvoir).
The Japanese Yammamoto class had 18" guns and lots of armor, but you can see what happens when Yammaomoto Armor gets kissed by a US Navy 16" round. You can see the doughnut result at the US Navy museum or google it
online. While all the Yamma boats were deservedly hammered in WWII, some
armor plate at the builder yard survived and that is what the test was
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XV wrote:Realistically, to the extent that the term can be applied here, if someone were hell-bent on putting 800mm guns on a ship, they wouldn't try building an impossible 600,000 ton battleship that is a Montana scaled 2x in every dimension, but rather rethink the way guns are fitted to the ship.
Deep largely self-contained turrets, sandwiched between armor topside and between TDS below, were meant for reasonably sized weapons. With a gun far outside these limits, you wouldn't stretch everything, you'd find ways to keep the turret narrow, or to fit a wide but short turret above the TDS, or drop the whole armor box around the gun, instead using local protection, or something else. And you wouldn't aim for a 4x3 arrangement, rather most likely use singles, since this is about size over quantity.
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