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14 minutes ago, Skarhabek said:

La Galisonniere GOT A BIKE! a BIKE! 

well, if you notice AA turret at the Charles Martell is blocking the main gun. if the main gun shoot at close target, i wonder how the heck AA crew dodge it

same with conq's main turret 1 as well :V

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3 hours ago, Skarhabek said:

La Galisonniere GOT A BIKE! a BIKE! 

well, if you notice AA turret at the Charles Martell is blocking the main gun. if the main gun shoot at close target, i wonder how the heck AA crew dodge it

Before the main battery fire, the deck is supposed to be “cleaned”, all deck crew should take shelter. IIRC during the battle of Leyte, Musashi made a main gun AA salvo without warning AA crew first, the result? Rest in pieces:cap_haloween:

but the wind blast from gun firing is cone shaped and theoretically in certain angles some crew can remain on deck.

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1 hour ago, HMS_Swiftsure_08 said:

Before the main battery fire, the deck is supposed to be “cleaned”, all deck crew should take shelter. IIRC during the battle of Leyte, Musashi made a main gun AA salvo without warning AA crew first, the result? Rest in pieces:cap_haloween:

but the wind blast from gun firing is cone shaped and theoretically in certain angles some crew can remain on deck.

 

still gonna be loud and hot tho :cap_fainting:

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3 hours ago, HMS_Swiftsure_08 said:

but the wind blast from gun firing is cone shaped and theoretically in certain angles some crew can remain on deck.

Normaly No Navy would launch air attack when their ships engage in surface to surface combat

its very hard for any Pilots to differentiate targets on the ground from air 

aside from dual purpose secondaries. the rest would be cleared and crew were on standby when entering surface to surface action

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1 hour ago, humusz said:

Normaly No Navy would launch air attack when their ships engage in surface to surface combat

its very hard for any Pilots to differentiate targets on the ground from air 

aside from dual purpose secondaries. the rest would be cleared and crew were on standby when entering surface to surface action

I know standard procedure call for cleaning the deck before engaging. But some other occasions there may be people on deck when the main battery fires. In one instance an Iowa class hosted a group of news staff during a main battery trial shot, the staff were positioned near the bow and the turrets were facing 90degs, allowing them to film the firing scene of 16-inchers at a really close range without being affected by wind blast.

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2 hours ago, HMS_Swiftsure_08 said:

I know standard procedure call for cleaning the deck before engaging. But some other occasions there may be people on deck when the main battery fires. In one instance an Iowa class hosted a group of news staff during a main battery trial shot, the staff were positioned near the bow and the turrets were facing 90degs, allowing them to film the firing scene of 16-inchers at a really close range without being affected by wind blast.

did you mean muzzle blast lol ?

surface to surface action usualy clear AA gun crew, because random shell might hit unfortunate crew that station there. when both Navy commited on surface action, the threat of aircraft is minimal

so it was clear not because the hazard of muzzleblast from main gun. but to reduce crew losses from enemy shell fire

 

Midsection of the ship are safe to be manned when ship goes usual broadside. unless the Ship perform "over the shoulder". then all any open area on ship midsection need to be cleared due to sharpnell hazard

( "over the shoulder" is term by USN when ship shoot target almost behind her, ingame its called kitting and performed regulary by cruiser)

 

unless in direct line of Fire muzzleblast is usualy not lethal. like if the  ship fire on proper position - the usual broadside

One of some interesting stuff I read, one of the AA gun director ( the bofors mount betwen secodnary gun and 2nd Turret of Missouri) said when the Gun Fire. "A hot muzzle blast seep into his clothes, your skin feel like being stung with a realy bad sunburn"

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50 minutes ago, humusz said:

did you mean muzzle blast lol ?

surface to surface action usualy clear AA gun crew, because random shell might hit unfortunate crew that station there. when both Navy commited on surface action, the threat of aircraft is minimal

so it was clear not because the hazard of muzzleblast from main gun. but to reduce crew losses from enemy shell fire

 

Midsection of the ship are safe to be manned when ship goes usual broadside. unless the Ship perform "over the shoulder". then all any open area on ship midsection need to be cleared due to sharpnell hazard

( "over the shoulder" is term by USN when ship shoot target almost behind her, ingame its called kitting and performed regulary by cruiser)

 

unless in direct line of Fire muzzleblast is usualy not lethal. like if the  ship fire on proper position - the usual broadside

One of some interesting stuff I read, one of the AA gun director ( the bofors mount betwen secodnary gun and 2nd Turret of Missouri) said when the Gun Fire. "A hot muzzle blast seep into his clothes, your skin feel like being stung with a realy bad sunburn"

AFAIK Musashi conducted tests on how much would a living being be damaged from a direct hit of muzzle blast using IIRC pigs. The result was, let’s say, brutal.

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1 hour ago, HMS_Swiftsure_08 said:

AFAIK Musashi conducted tests on how much would a living being be damaged from a direct hit of muzzle blast using IIRC pigs. The result was, let’s say, brutal.

proper shooting would direct most of muzzle blast on sea.

ofc direct hit from muzzle would be deadly, there is incident when superfiring (B) turret fire on bow on position (I think its on IOWA if I remeber it correctly). The A turret got damaged, because huge muzzle blast directly on top it. the Gun canvas cover were all ripped, turret rangefinding system got mallfunction, the hoist got slight damaged and every crew in A turret suffer temporary hearing loss and mild concussion

 

One of US Infantry man, say you can get close as 8 feet (around 2 meter) without suffering any injury from 120mm Abrams tanks Muzzle blast (facing opposite side or directly on side)

if you are not on opposite side, within 5 meter radius the muzzle blast were lethal for humans

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