Legend wrote:Alright perhaps not five... but the most armor they have these days is posibly a half inch of steel on the outer hull... and perhaps a bit of kevlar in rare areas! At this point the only other thing I see protecting these modern ships are bulkheads... making it necessary for an entire area of the ship to absorb the damage and become a cavern of twisted and melted metal, while an old system would have absorbed it outside of crew spaces.
RF wrote:Bgile, with improvements in technology I would have thought that the torpedoes of today would be more effective against armoured warships of WW2 than the torpedoes actually used in that war?
neil hilton wrote:Modern torpedoes can be either programmed to explode under the targets keel, creating a partial vacuum which the target then falls into thus breaking its back. In this way even the largest ships can be sunk with a single hit. Or they can be programmed to go up the prop shaft where the hull is thinnest generally and where the prop shafts can be used as giant shrapnel inside the hull and the shaft holes form weak points for greater levels of flooding.
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