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Re: Quad 20mm on U-boats vs 20mm USN?
Posted by Ralph Wood on September 17, 2017, 15:18:37, in reply to "Quad 20mm on U-boats vs 20mm USN?"
Great reading in Chapter II of this document. There is a table in there which totals the kills by ammunition type. Note also that it is mentioned that the tallies for each type of gun alter from year to year as armament changes. 20 mm guns have high kill rates at first since they dominate early ship AA weaponry. As more effective weapons (like 5" VT fused shells) are introduced, they prove more effective, and their kill totals correspondingly increase: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USN/rep/Kamikaze/AAA-Summary-1045/#II
: Y'Blood states the quad 20mms on U-Boats alone
: brought down 57 Allied planes. That is
: pretty impressive. Did the USN ever tally
: how many Axis planes were brought down by
: their ship board 20mms or did it rely on the
: 1.1 and 40mm?
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