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by bigjimslade
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Naval Technology
Topic: The Structural role of Main Armour Decks
Replies: 7
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Re: The Structural role of Main Armour Decks

The U.S. Navy did not regard anything as "armor" unless it was at least 4 inches thick. While you are describing the deck armor as being 4.75" + 1.25" = 6", the designers considered this as 4.75" of armor. In almost every case, flat armor on the Iowas is attached to some structural backing. The majo...