: P-36 and P-40 pursuits which were able to
: launch and engage IJN carrier aircraft
: (P-36, 2 kills, P-40s, 7 or 8) at Pearl
: Harbor destroyed either 9 or 10 A6Ms and
: Which meant AA took down 19 or 20 of the
: total 29 IJN A/C lost in the attack.
: Is there any known breakdown which estimates
: what ship-based weapons were most effective?
: Water cooled M2 .50 machine guns were
: fastest to bring into action and likely did
: the most damage, but did some 1.1 quads get
: into action and were they effective?
: Only a guess, but 3" and 5" heavy
: AA would have been slower to get into
: service and not too effective against
: low-flying, nimble targets.
: Thank you.