Paul L wrote:...I have read they DID damage the steam system for galley services and shrapnel damage the oil purification system .
Paul L wrote:
not sure that advantage would be enough. using plate as reference 8" guns got hit every 67 shells , while 11"C28 got a hit every 45 shells.
Every minute the British could fire 16 x 4 =64 /67 or 95.5% hit, while the AGS could fire only 6 x 3 = 18/45 or 40% chance of hit. Now weight of fire is closer with 12000lb per minute for the AGS compared to over 16,000lb for the county cruisers. Not as much of an advantage as it first appears. What's more , while the AGS hits on Exeter were crippling, the only result of the Exeter was a potential mission kill after the fact.
paul.mercer wrote:Thanks for that,
One other point, in a 'stern chase' AGS whilst having the initial capability to outrange the cruisers, surely the cruisers would not be steering a straight course but instead would be weaving about to avoid being hit making the AGS rangefinding more difficult, especially as she would only have three guns to fire against two ships unless she constantly turned to bring her forward turret into action which in turn would help to reduce the range for the pursuing cruisers? Also, while acknowledging the impact of 11" shells on a relatively lightly armoured cruisers, was the armour on AGS that heavy as to enable her to absorb multiple hits from 8"?
Thorsten Wahl wrote:Paul L wrote:...I have read they DID damage the steam system for galley services and shrapnel damage the oil purification system .
Shrapnell damage was done to the exhaust system. All systems wich uses this exhaust has to be tempoarily shut off, because of danger of explosion by fumes.
paul.mercer wrote:..... was the armour on AGS that heavy as to enable her to absorb multiple hits from 8"?
RF wrote:paul.mercer wrote:..... was the armour on AGS that heavy as to enable her to absorb multiple hits from 8"?
Rasenack thought not in his comments on the two eight inch hits from Exeter.
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