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Is it possible that the Main Gun can attack the Torpedos?

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Alpha Tester
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Not in the game, no. Also true IRL, as main guns dont generally depress very far, although some secondaries might have been able to do it. 

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Alpha Tester
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All my wut?

 

AFAIK was a thing. Torps are very shock sensitive, fire an HE round at it and a near miss should set off the warhead. In practice it was very much a desperation move, and I cant seem to find any accounts of successful use.

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Super Tester
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Yea, it should be the work of secondaries. Not exactly shooting it direct ofcourse, but like karl said.... no evidence. As I do recall the Long Lance torpedoes doesn't leave trails of bubbles while on the way to target, pretty much the USN regarded them as naval mine while trying to approach & engage the IJN patrol.

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Beta Tester
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I could see having the secondary guns being able to be switched to anti torpedo mode as a future option in the game.

Accuracy and successful detonation would be low but would give ships a fighting chance.

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