paulcadogan wrote: I'd see Inflexible getting peppered with shell hits, disabled, silenced and sunk by torpedoes. Essentially Prinz Eugen was Dogger Bank Blucher on steroids!
dunmunro wrote:, unless PE gets to within 12in gun range and then bad things happen to PE as her armour will not stop even a WW1 12in RN AP or Common shell.
Dave Saxton wrote:The turrets and barbettes of Inflexible were known to be very vulnerable to flash.
Iranon wrote:The Admiral Hipper class exhibited good long-range gunnery for a cruiser, and scored hits at somewhat longer range than Inflexible's updated mounts (with 16° elevation) were physically capable of. She also has enough of a speed advantage to control the range.
Not that the Germans were encouraged to try this. Facing British 15" battleships in the Scharnhorst class, Lütjens turned away from Malaya at about 24km, Hoffmann earned himself a rebuke for getting slightly closer to Ramilies.
And the Scharnhorst class should stand up reasonably well to 15" shells, which can't be said for Prinz Eugen and 12".
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