MVictorP wrote:Okay I know I dwell into expert territory here, but as an amateur ship simmer (I use Rick Robinson's Spring Style and Spring Sharp), I have a problem simming a correct Iowa (whereas I have no problem simming anything else), and maybe I get get some tips here.
Using data collected here and there on the net as well as SoDak specs when Iowa's are unavailable (such as the number of shell per gun), what I obtain is a mediocre ship in term of platform stability, and a bad seaboat as well. More importantly, structural strength ends up being that of a destroyer.
Did I miss something, or were the Iowas such mediocre ships in many aspects that are not as apparent as speed, gun size and armor on paper?
I always had some doubts about the Iowas, that long and thin bow and all that top weight they had. All-or nothing armor is fine against armor-piercing fire, but what about HE shells from cruiser and destroyer guns? I wonder to which extent these could disable a Iowa, which undoubtlely has excellent armor and emergency measures, but structural strength?
I really expect to learn a thing or two here.
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