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icrash
06-08-2004, 08:07 PM
Anybody know what ships will star in PF? More specifically, will BB35 (USS Texas) be in it? I know she served in both Pac & Atl theaters. She currently wears her Pac color scheme. Just wondering cause she is up the road from me.

icrash
06-08-2004, 08:07 PM
Anybody know what ships will star in PF? More specifically, will BB35 (USS Texas) be in it? I know she served in both Pac & Atl theaters. She currently wears her Pac color scheme. Just wondering cause she is up the road from me.

SkyChimp
06-08-2004, 08:26 PM
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icrash
06-09-2004, 03:54 PM
Nuts. I guess this is the point in time where I mutter unintelligible things and kick around small objects. Oh well, it could be worse, no point in whining, there is always enough of that to go around.

VW-IceFire
06-09-2004, 03:57 PM
Fletcher destroyer and North Hampton cruiser I imagine. Old staples from the Aces of the Pacific game http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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heywooood
06-09-2004, 06:31 PM
Safe bet, Ice...

I sure hope this Fridays update has a bunch of PF stuff in it - for soooo many reasons.

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grist
06-10-2004, 09:33 PM
Any Canadian ships?

http://www.skalar.org/canadanavy.jpg

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DuxCorvan
06-11-2004, 03:51 AM
The 'Princess of Sea'. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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icrash
06-12-2004, 08:04 PM
Lexington, Saratoga,& Yorktown are probably shoe-ins along with the Japanese carriers that hit Pearl harbor.

Sakai9745
06-12-2004, 10:02 PM
As carriers will play a big part in it, I don't think it's too reaching a notion that Atlanta Class AA cruisers would be seriously considered. Then again, me not being on the dev team, what the hell do I know? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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icrash
06-13-2004, 06:47 PM
AA cruiser? I didn't know there was such a thing. Makes sense, something has to help keep the flat-tops afloat besides the destroyers. Have to hit 'em head on or astern to minimize the # of guns shooting at you. If they flank the carrier it'll make life tough for sure.

Sakai9745
06-13-2004, 07:52 PM
Oh yes. If memory serves, primary armament was 16 (Atlanta and Juneau) or 12 (remainder of class) radar controlled 5"/38 cal guns in dual mounts. Very capable of laying down a heavy barrage of AA fire, although fairly vulnerable to enemy fire.

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icrash
06-13-2004, 08:15 PM
Proximity/delayed fuse? Same idea as the German 88 right? If this happens & gets modeled correctly, I will live up to my flight call sign (leadmagnet) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif OTOH how well did/does this work once the plane is in close. Was there a minimum range on the guns for these ships?

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Voodoo__01
06-14-2004, 03:24 PM
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the Atlanta Class cruisers kicked @ss! You could throw up so many shells in one salvo with those cruisers. So much fun to obliterate light cruisers and destroyers with it. CA's and BB's; not so much....... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

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Sakai9745
06-14-2004, 04:13 PM
I remember the game, although I never had the pleasure of playing it. True, the Atlantas could lay down a tremendous hail of fire and obliterate vessels of equal or lesser caliber with ease. However, I've read that they had a panache for having their keels broken with a single torpedo (Juneau and Reno). Personally, in a surface slugfest, if I had to command a light cruiser, I would've gone with a Brooklyn (a little more resilient, 15 X 6", 12-15 rounds/min). http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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Sakai9745
06-14-2004, 04:53 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by icrash:
Proximity/delayed fuse? Same idea as the German 88 right? If this happens & gets modeled correctly, I will live up to my flight call sign (leadmagnet) http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif OTOH how well did/does this work once the plane is in close. Was there a minimum range on the guns for these ships?

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I looked into this one for you, icrash. According to a website for the USS Oakland, that ship carried some 3200 rds total of 5" common (contact fuze), AA-common (mechanical timed fuze), and AA-variable time (proximity fuze). The typical max range for a 5"/38 cal against surface/land targets is listed by numerous sources as 8-9 miles. No minimum range is listed. ROF was anywhere from 15-20 rounds/min.

Hope this answers your questions. Cheers.

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icrash
06-14-2004, 07:27 PM
Thanks for the info Sakai, I appreciate it. If these ships show up, I am sooo in trouble.

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ElAurens
06-15-2004, 05:45 PM
Well, since somewhat reliable sources have said that Pearl Harbor is in, the Pensylvania class BBs will have to be there.

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Renegade_50
06-16-2004, 10:40 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Speaking of the USS Pennsylvania, Did you know that it has the record of firing the most ammo during the Vietnam war. Just thought you may want too know that.

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ElAurens
06-16-2004, 02:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by H_ells_Angel_50:
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Speaking of the USS Pennsylvania, Did you know that it has the record of firing the most ammo during the Vietnam war.
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Um, not quite...

The most ammo fired by a USN ship in WW2.
The USS Pennsylvania was sacrficed to an atom bomb test at Bikini
Atoll long before the Vietnam war.

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RedDeth
06-17-2004, 05:08 PM
they dropped two atom bombs on the pennsylvania and she didnt sink. they left her floating for two more years after that then went in and opened the sea valves and deliberately sunk her.

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Sakai9745
06-17-2004, 08:15 PM
And then there's the USS Nevada, also at Pearl - the only BB to get underway, and also a survivor of the two atom bombs at Bikini. Read that old battlewagon severely embarassed one Iowa Class battleship by refusing to sink under its 16" guns during gunnery practice off Hawaii in '46 (I think).

Of course, airplanes did her in shortly afterwards. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Al - SF, Calif

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Sakai9745
06-17-2004, 08:16 PM
And then there's the USS Nevada, also at Pearl - the only BB to get underway, and also a survivor of the two atom bombs at Bikini. Read that old battlewagon severely embarassed one Iowa Class battleship by refusing to sink under its 16" guns during gunnery practice off Hawaii sometime after the a-bomb tests.

Of course, airplanes did her in shortly afterwards. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Al - SF, Calif

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icrash
06-17-2004, 09:26 PM
That's one of the things I like around the forums. Somebody is always willing to give history lessons on something. So much stuff I didn't know turns up, thanks gang.

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owlwatcher
06-18-2004, 12:48 PM
Sorta OT Just interesting

US Ship sunk
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq82-1.htm

Never new so many Japanese suicide boat were used.