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I am on the Scheer..
Even the Baltimore has 5 knots edge and better fire control the protection for 8 inch shell on the Scheer was good enough, but the FuMo 26 was also quite capable for handling ranges and the Baltimore has no protection to defeat 28CM shells ,also the broadside is much powerful on the Scheer (1800kgs VS 1350kgs)
River Plate is a good example six 8 inch guns and sixteen 6 inch could not handled Panzerschiff, the ship was doomed due the lack of a good skipper(IMO)
: In a hypothetical duel 1 to 1
: Adm Scheer 1944 vs USS Baltimore
: Pretty close ,but I think Scheer has the
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