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by maxs75
Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: USN cruisers AA weapons (1941-1942)
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

Re: USN cruisers AA weapons (1941-1942)

Thank you. I already know that site, I should have looked at it better. I found anyway that it contain some errors. For example, it says: mid-1941, all: + 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 10/17/18/20/21; 2 x 4 - 28/75 Mk 1 late 1941, Philadelphia, Helena; 12/1941, Phoenix, Honolulu; : - 2 x 1 - 76/50; + 2 x 4 - 28/...
by maxs75
Mon Feb 14, 2011 5:09 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Leanders
Replies: 20
Views: 6257

Re: Leanders

Ah, OK.
Many british cruisers had one turret removed in late war: some County, Orion and Southamptons.

Max
by maxs75
Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Leanders
Replies: 20
Views: 6257

Re: Leanders

No it wasn't the main armament removed. The main was 8 6" (4 twins) while the AA was 4 single 4".
It was the 4" that were removed (? why ?)
Max
by maxs75
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Leanders
Replies: 20
Views: 6257

Re: Leanders

Thank you very much. I would say that probably she did not have 4 quad 2 pdr, but maybe one quad. Some ships had a quad 2pdr fitted instead of the aircraft catapult. Do you know if the catapult was retained after the late 1942 refit? I asked in another forum and the answer was: The normally reliable...
by maxs75
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Leanders
Replies: 20
Views: 6257

Re: Leanders

OK, but which kind of weapon did Achilles carry when she was damaged by a japanese aircraft?
8x6"
No 4"
No 2 pdr.
some 20 mm
8-12 MGs

Is it correct?

Max
by maxs75
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: USN cruisers AA weapons (1941-1942)
Replies: 2
Views: 1320

USN cruisers AA weapons (1941-1942)

I made some research about the AA weapons carried by USN cruisers at the beginning of WW2. Of course they were later substituted by 40mm Bofors as the became available. The preferred weapon was the quadruple 1.1", and 4 quad mounts were to be fitted aboard each modern cruisers (except Omahas) and ba...
by maxs75
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: USS Washington radars
Replies: 15
Views: 4219

Re: US battleships radars

Hello, Do you have the corresponding dates for North Carolina? From photo (most of them at navsource.org) it seems that North Carolina still had 2 Mk3 after the repair of torpedo damage in 1942. Anyway in april or in september 1943 she had one Mk8 fitted on the aft director. Possibly the second one ...
by maxs75
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: 40mm Bofors or 1.1" ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5952

40mm Bofors or 1.1" ?

Hello, It seems that during the second half of 1942 the production of 40mm Bofors guns didn't reach the desired level, an not all the ships (new building or refits) could be fitted with the 40mm Bofors. For example the first three Fletchers were sent to South Pacific with 1.1" quad mount, and cruise...