I think almost all battleships were generally immune to catastrophic damage from a single enemy projectile unless it was a very lucky hit
Even old Warspite survived a hit from an guided arial bomb.
One thing that has been discussed many times on these forums is the apparent failure to sink a modern battleship by gunfire alone, this is why - in my humble opinion that Bismarck would not have sunk PoW if she had persued her but would have risked further damage if she had done so.
Look at HOod or Kirishima. Or Jean Bart and Dunkerque...
alecsandros wrote:Well, yes, but as I understand it, the bomb dind't explode inside Warspite, but somewhere beneath the keel, thus sparing the magazines from a direct hti (such as in the case of Roma)
tommy303 wrote:Look at HOod or Kirishima. Or Jean Bart and Dunkerque...
Except for Jean Bart, the mentioned ships were, or at least had begun their careers as battle cruisers rather than battleships. Jean Bart, on the other hand was put out of action by a combination of gunfire and aerial bombing. One can certainly argue that the hit which penetrated the secondary gun magazines would, had the magazines been filled, have done in the ship, but in the event it took both gunfire and aerial attack to settle her on the bottom. Bretagne, on the other hand was certainly sunk by gunfire alone when hit by shells from Hood, Valiant, and Resolution, but it is worth pointing out that her armour was not very good, even at the time she entered service, and was little more than that installed on the latest contemporary battle cruisers of her day.
goderick wrote:one shot one kill is possible for sniper guns. sniper is a good weapons for long distance shooting.
you can kill the enemy is miles for one shoot one kill.
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