- Jul 1, 2007
Prepare for massive Naval Epic! Its almost done!
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I did a small analysis. The Hood has to be at least 25000 yards away from the Bismarck to penetrate the Bismarck's deck over the magazine. (The longest naval artillery hit recorded is like 26000 yards under normal conditions, so you do realize that without proper fire control the Hood is very very unlikely to score that kind of long range hit.) If say you added 2" to the Hood's deck, the Bismarck has to be at least 29500 yards away from the Hood to penetrate the Hood's deck over the magazine, so it is perfectly possible for the Hood to receive a hit by the Bismarck's guns and survive but not vice versa with the extra 2" for Hood. But however you do have to realize that that 2" of extra armor to the deck over the magazine equals almost 2000 tons of extra armor you're adding, which will make the Hood a very very wet ship with a very highly stressed hull. I don't know how much else the friend of yours added (or removed) from the Hood, but the Hood cannot really take too much more with her already highly stressed hull from the original design. I'm already in doubt whether or not the Hood can take the extra 2", not to say anything more.Second Edit: I need to read more carefully. He did increase the armour, but did not specify by how much.
*well though words*
I did a little more cal with the extra 2" added to the deck over the magazines. The Hood can take it, but advisably no more since her seakeeping abilities are already reduced considerably with that extra weight. (which means that if you want to beef up everywhere else, I'd have to say that the Hood can be converted into a half-floating museum, if the hull stays in one piece in the first place.)Well yes. But bear in mind that while the gunnery Officer was dead, the director itself was working fine, albeit with a few holes in the walls. Besides, it was a lucky hit to boot, and Hood was always known to be the best shot in the Fleet.
EDIT: I'll ask him how much he added, because frankly, I want to know.