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by Fatboy Coxy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Anti-Aircraft capabilities of the QF 4-inch Mk XIX naval gun
Replies: 1
Views: 1960

Anti-Aircraft capabilities of the QF 4-inch Mk XIX naval gun

Hi all, our friend Wikipedia says the QF 4-inch Mk XIX naval gun was a British low-velocity 4-inch 40-calibre naval gun used to arm small warships such as Bathurst and Castle class corvettes and some River class frigates in World War II, mainly against submarines. Its mount gave it a -10 to +60 degr...
by Fatboy Coxy
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Naval Weapons
Topic: Improving Anti-Aircraft capabilities of the QF 4-inch Mk V naval gun
Replies: 2
Views: 1960

Improving Anti-Aircraft capabilities of the QF 4-inch Mk V naval gun

Hi all, apologies for the obscure question, I was looking at the limited anti-aircraft capabilities of the Dragonfly class gunboats. They were equipped with 2 single QF 4-inch Mk V naval guns, 1 single QF 3.7-inch Howitzer (Which even I know wasn’t capable of an AA role), and 8 single .303-inch anti...
by Fatboy Coxy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 5091

Re: Question on HMS Repulse

The 284 as a gunnery radar mounted to the main director would likely be kept switched off until a surface combat threat materialized. It required that it be rested at intervals when in operation, so there was little incentive to leave it switched on all the time, especially if spare vacuum tubes an...
by Fatboy Coxy
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Naval History (1922-1945)
Topic: Question on HMS Repulse
Replies: 11
Views: 5091

Question on HMS Repulse

One of the major what ifs about Force Z is about the radar on HMS Prince of Wales being faulty, and as a consequence they didn’t detect IJN Chokai on the evening 9 December, when a Betty dropped a flare over her. However, HMS Repulse had radar as well, and I have never read anywhere that hers were f...