"These vessels present serious manouverability problems due to her particular configuration"
"Moreover there is the fact that her inclined main armour belt had a very steep angle that compromise the safety of her inner vitals against an enemy shell that could hit under it (this sounds particular well known as a flaw design in Bismarck)."
"Also, in order to save weight and had a higher fire rate (and to be inside the Treaty Regulations) the loading mechanisms were very light but also keen to malfunction."
"But what it´s more important is the fact that being a compromise design the Nelson Class present a particular balistic characteristic: her 16" shells were very light (in comparison to USN or IJN shells) and had an inferior impact than the one expected on such a calibre (L45)."
"If the Bismarck skipper could manouver his ship properly the Nelson can 'only' aim and fire 6 of the 9 main guns while the Bismarck could aim his 8 x 15" L47 main guns."
Hi! With this two ships it will be a Question of wich captain making the best decisions where none of them can´t afford misstakes! Thats my opinion!
RF wrote:Would Rodney survive against Iowa - 16 inch on 16 inch?
lwd wrote:RF wrote:Would Rodney survive against Iowa - 16 inch on 16 inch?
Possibly but not probably.
Rodney's guns from:
Tiornu wrote:If Rodney has the crew that she had during the historical encounter, then Bismarck has a reasonable chance.
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