alecsandros wrote:Dave Saxton wrote:OKM documents signed by Kurt Assman (OKM documentarian) s
Excuse me, but was his name realy Assman ?
alecsandros wrote:, and thus considered 220mm of rounded armor sufficient to stop a decapped 380mm shell ?
alecsandros wrote:Thanks guys.
Any thoughts on to how the GErmans treated barbettes/turrets that were hit ? I.e. ok, let's say the 220mm barbette will stop the decapped shell - but would it still be left in fighting condition ?
Same case for turrets - the 360mm thick KC faceplate would stop many attacks, but the attacks themeselves would probably incapacitate the turret as a fighting force.
Did they use some sort of shock absorbers or other method for dispersing shock damage ?
I suspect that a shell that penetrates the 50mm deck could then strike the 220mm barbette with sufficient striking velocity to penetrate it as well, even if the shell is decapped.
"There is a possibility of the wheter deck being 80 mm thick around the main artillery."
"The 360mm faceplate angled back at only 15degs, if the turret is aimed at the firing ship would present a very low obliquity target and would be penetrated by most Allied battleship guns at all but the longest ranges."
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