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Old 04-16-2018, 01:38 AM   #42
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Missile shield vs. ramming: two questions

Originally Posted by Fred Brackin View Post
Even older battles that appear longer and more epic only seem that way because we tend to count shots fired rather than those that hit and almost all shells fired miss. One shell from Bismarck sank the Hood. One shell from the Rodney effectively killed Bismarck.
On the other hand,three days earlier three shells hits from the Prince of Wales did not kill Bismarck. Neither did a torpedo hit from one of HMS Victorious' torpedo-bombers on the 25th.

In the final battle on the 27th, four British ships fired 2,800 shells at Bismarck and scored 400 hits. Then they sank it with two torpedo hits.
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