Bomb Damage Question
Posted 21 September 2008 - 11:51 AM
Posted 24 September 2008 - 02:36 PM
Posted 25 September 2008 - 02:25 AM
Posted 25 September 2008 - 06:49 PM
As co diver correctly pointed out, under the Amendment 1 table, the only ship armor that would be immune to hull damage by a Heavy bomb would be BA+ (and the only ships with that class of hull armor is Yamato and Musashi). Of course, all their non-armored systems (secondaries and non-armored critical hit areas such as the bridge) would still be open to damage as well as any hull hits caused by near misses (armor penetration is not required for a hull hit caused by a near miss).
I ask because the max penetration for a Heavy bomb is BC armor - so any BB, BA, BA+ would always receive half hull hits. If dmage is rounded down then bombing is totally ineffective against them and I don't think this is the intention.
True enough, but as Thornley mentioned, the bombs used at Pearl Harbor were specially modified AP shells with a much better armor penetration than a normal bomb. Such a situation would need a scenario specific rule such as a higher penetration with the effects of a smaller bomb.
However, I'm not sure how one duplicates sinking USS Arizona. Her sister USS Pennsylvania is in the Operation Landcrab file, and has BA hull armor. A Bomb Type H cannot penetrate BA armor, so you can't get an Ammunition Critical Hit. Even more difficult since the B5N Kate is only listed as carrying an M type bomb...
Posted 26 September 2008 - 12:53 PM
Posted 26 September 2008 - 02:27 PM
Correct on both points!
So the quick answer to my initial question is that hull hits are halved and ROUNDED DOWN. Meaning as you say, that Yamato and Musashi can suffer no hull box losses from bombs - better make sure TBs are included in any strike against them !
Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:28 PM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 02:57 PM
Well, most of the instances you mentioned are, as you pointed out, outside the main armored citadel. And much of the damage mentioned would not, in GQ3 terms, be modedled as it doesn't threaten the survival of the ship itself (no damage that leads to flooding, fires or the loss of major systems). Full armor peneteration constitutes penetrating the citadel itself, causing severe damage to such systems as engineering and the very structure of the ship, thereby threatening the ship's very survival. (In point of fact, according to a review of post action damage reports, some of the most damaging hits a ship can endure are the close aboard near misses that cause flooding.)
Been doing a little more investigation, and wonder if 1000lb "H" class bombs are being shorted a little in their armor penetration.
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