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Re: MK1A rangekeeper
Posted by George Elder on February 2, 2019, 17:47:45, in reply to "MK1A rangekeeper
I suggest you do some research. In some cases, the mechanical cams machined to work in these computers were made incorrectly--the error being an incorrect powder temperature assessment variable. In the case of the 16"/45 and 50, the fault produced over and undershoots of 1,000+ yards at 20K when firing according to the tables. The problem was supposed to be corrected after WWII, but I have no idea if it ever was. In any event, assuming early hits is always dubious.
Given US fire control systems the Alaska would have start hitting on the 1st or 2nd salvo and keep on hitting.
American Alaska class "Large Cruiser" vs. German Scharnhorst class "Battle-cruiser / Small battleship"
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