alecsandros wrote:Steve Crandell wrote:Dave Saxton wrote:Here is an interesting way to look at this scenario: If it was Iowa instead of Scharnhorst would you have a different opinion?
I would. I think Scharnhorst might be better equipped to fight three counties than Iowa would be.
How so ?
Faster firing guns. There isn't much difference between the shells as far as a cruiser is concerned if using AP. I suppose if the Iowa class ship had HC it might make a difference since a county isn't really protected well against 16" HC. Near misses might be very damaging.