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Iowa overpening cruisers at close range

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[RG-KT]
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So I'm experiencing a rather unpleasant issue with my Iowa. Often I shoot an Atago or a Myoko at ~11km range and the shells land right at the boiler room, and instead of a citadel hit I get an overpen. It never happened on my NC. So I'm thinking, is the 406mm/50 guns' superior penetration the reason of this?

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You see Ivan, if you shoot big caliber guns, on soft targets, you can over penetrate. It's like saying I fired a pistol at a thick mattress and it overpenned.

 

And Atago and Myoko are floadting citadels soft targets. Even a Nicholas with AP can citadel them.

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Using HE or AP?  There's many stories of cruisers & destroyers in WW I & WW II being hit & rounds passing through them with very little damage.  But one would think those ship's you mentioned, that their armour would be enough to set off an AP round.

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If I was firing those sexy massive 16" guns at a cruiser, I would use HE most of the time.

 

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But one would think those ship's you mentioned, that their armour would be enough to set off an AP round.

 

Nah, it won't. They have thin armor. Trust me. I tried it.

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You can never overpen citadel, even if you fire Yamato's 460mm guns at a Hashidate.

 

Pretty much this, to the OP, if you are hitting the citadels, and you pen, you will always get a max damage result, however, you could be lagging, the server could be lagging, or you aren't actually hitting a citadel, there are a lot of variables involved, so it's pretty much impossible for anyone here to say exactly what is the issue, unless you upload a replay.

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