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Fire suppression might have been damaged
In the Falklands, both Sheffield and Antelope had fire mains severed by the weapon explosion, which hindered damage control efforts.
Hi, any idea on the damage control? Any crew could and would have put that out. Seams they don't train for it or not keeping up with Fire fighting and flood training.
Saw this on Twitter yesterday while waiting to replace a wrecked car: https://twitter.com/GrangerE04117/status/1522643831736332288
Copy/paste/blend summary from comments:
Overall, the ship was barely in fighting condition 14 days before the war and with its defensive systems in worse conditions. Layman's summary: the things that were supposed to work don't, and when they do they make other things not work. The Moskva was essentially a cripple, and that was their Black Sea flagship.
Another thing that was notable was interference between the MR-800 Flag primary air search radar and the SATCOM systems. Turning the radar to active scan mode (Ch. 3) would make the SATCOM system unstable and unusable.
These ships have a multi layer defence system of long and short range missiles with AK-630 Close-In Weapons System as a self defence last resort. Moskva sailing with no radar means no missiles can be used and her last (only) line of defence, the AK-630s were BROKEN, leaking hydraulic fluid, electronic sensors broken. Sailing blind and defenceless"
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