have got a question: Except the beginning of Guadalcanal and to be a known target for japanese pilots at pearl harbour, american bigships were ever involved directly in seabattles?
marcelo_malara wrote:Don´t bother. It was target practice. The American BB were not even seen. The most remarkable fact about that battle is that Fuso and Yamashiro were the last BB sunk by gunfire and not by aircraft.
lwd wrote:Most of the US BBs got first salvo straddles and probably hits she had also taken at least one torp already I believe.
Bgile wrote:lwd wrote:Most of the US BBs got first salvo straddles and probably hits she had also taken at least one torp already I believe.
I don't think this is entirely correct. IIRC Colorado straddled on first salvo and maybe one or two others, but most of them didn't have the latest FC radar and had to use the splashes from the others to get firing data.
My only problem with your statement was that you said "most" of the US battleships achieved first round straddles. I think Colorado did and I think that was not unusual with mk 8 radar assisted FC systems.
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