1250 SCALE MESSAGE BOARD
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Posted by Dan Muir on 10/31/2020, 12:39 pm, in reply to "Re: Quiz
The IJN seems to have realized the limitations of their chosen main armament gun in the Matsushima class. The 12.6 inch (320 mm) reportedly were virtually useless against armored targets at ranges beyond 1000 m. The gun was also very slow firing with the Matsushima, Isukushima, and Hashidate only firing 13 rounds in 5 hours of battle.
This is why the Akitsushima (was supposed to be built as the 4th unit of the Matsushima class)
was built with 4 -6 inch guns as main armament.