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2014.04.08

 

3. Ship-Based Anti-Aircraft Weapons

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Anti-Aircraft Artillery (AAA)

 

3.01  Ship-Based Anti-Aircraft Artillery

 

While maintaining specificities, naval guns have been standardized and simplified in the game.   In effect, individual armament of ships namely incorporated in the game might be somewhat different from their actual equipment.   Hopefully, the purists will forgive...   The various AA guns below fall into the following categories :

 Small caliber guns

.50 cal  

These WWII vintage US weapons might (rightfully) be considered as obsolete but are retained:
  to balance the 14.5mm Soviet ZPU-2 or ZPU-4 machine guns
  to offer the gamer a variety of threats levels and of damages to be sustained
 Small caliber autocannons

20-30 mm  

Again some WWII vintage equipment were chosen
  because the ubiquitous Oerlikon gun, whichever its iteration, cannot be dismissed
  because the firepower of some ancient 20mm quads could be "fun" to face in the game
 Medium caliber autocannons

40-45 mm  

Once again some WWII vintage equipment
 
the 40mm Bofors is still soldiering on today (2012) so its presence is natural.
 
the Soviet 45mm Bofors equivalent wasn't produced in large numbers, so is some sort of a cheat here
 Heavy caliber autocannons

57 mm  

The 57mm caliber was present on Soviet ships and was also used on several Western ones and had therefore 
   to be incorporated in the game
 Large dual purpose deck guns

100-127 mm  

Some of these constitute the main (dual purpose) deck armament of "smaller" ships (destroyers)  
While a variety of guns is present in the game, some level of standardization has been implemented. So the,
  various "target" (or support !) ships in the game might not be precisely associated with the weapon they were
  actually equipped with in real life.  As mentioned, it s hoped purists will forgive...   Examples:
  120mm Mod50 : The Swedish Oland and Uppland destroyers were equipped with a 1942 model rather than 
                             the 1950 model (used on the Halland Class destroyers)
  127mm 5"/38   : Some US destroyers were equipped with the 5"/54 (1 barrel) gun rather than the 5"/38, and
                             and the French actually had a 127mm gun of their own.  The same performances will apply,
                             also to the 5"/25 gun used on some ships and older WWII era US submarines
  
Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Small caliber machine guns

Gun

Muzzle

Rate

Gun

of

fire

Radar Range

Weapon

Weapon

InGame

Firing

Mode

InGame

Ammo

Total

InGame

Shell

WH

 Drawings: Shipbucket style FD scale

M2

1941

1945

MaxonM45

.50cal

12.7mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

890

600

Barrel

Total

x4

2400

-

-

-

2000

-

2000

Firing

Mode

Burst

2sec

Ammo

Total

4x200

800

Shell

WH

43gr

2gr

M39

Cheat

Cheat

Bofors.M39

.52cal

13.2mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

900

900

Barrel

Total

x4

3600

-

-

-

2000

-

2000

Firing

Mode

Burst

2sec

Ammo

Total

4x200

800

Shell

WH

51gr

8gr

ZPU

1949

-

ZPU-4

.57cal

14.5mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

1000

600

Barrel

Total

x4

2400

-

-

-

2000

-

2000

Firing

Mode

Burst

2sec

Ammo

Total

4x800

3200

Shell

WH

58gr

5gr

                          
Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Small caliber autocannons

Gun

Muzzle

Rate

Gun

of

fire

Radar Range

Weapon

Weapon

InGame

Firing

Mode

InGame

Ammo

Total

InGame

Shell

WH

 Drawings: Shipbucket style FD scale

Oerlikon

194+

-

Oerlikon

-

20mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

830

450

Barrel

Total

x1

450

-

-

-

2000

-

2000

Firing

Mode

Brust

2sec

Ammo

Total

1x60

60

Shell

WH

104gr

18gr

Oerlikon

194+

-

OerlikonTwin

-

20mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

830

450

Barrel

Total

x2

900

-

-

-

2000

-

2000

Firing

Mode

Brust

2sec

Ammo

Total

2x60

120

Shell

WH

104gr

18gr

=

1953

-

25mm/79

-

25mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

900

480

Barrel

Total

x2

960

-

-

-

2800

-

1700

Firing

Mode

Burst

2sec

Ammo

Total

2x50

100

Shell

WH

281gr

20gr

                          
Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Medium caliber autocannons

Gun

Muzzle

Rate

Gun

of

fire

Radar Range

Weapon

Weapon

InGame

Firing

Mode

InGame

Ammo

Total

InGame

Shell

WH

 Drawings: Shipbucket style SB scale

1934

-

BoforsSingle

-

40mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

881

120

Barrel

Total

x1

120

-

-

-

3800

-

3800

Firing

Mode

Burst

4rnds

Ammo

Total

1x4

4

Shell

WH

900gr

90gr

1934

-

BoforsTwin

-

40mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

881

120

Barrel

Total

x2

240

-

-

-

3800

-

3800

Firing

Mode

Burst

4rnds

Ammo

Total

2x4

4

Shell

WH

900gr

90gr

1934

-

BoforsQuad

-

40mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

881

120

Barrel

Total

x4

480

-

-

-

3800

-

3800

Firing

Mode

Burst

4rnds

Ammo

Total

4x4

4

Shell

WH

900gr

90gr

-

1952

-

SM20ZIF

45/78

45mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

1080

160

Barrel

Total

x4

640

-

-

-

5000

-

5000

Firing

Mode

Burst

2sec

Ammo

Total

4x45

180

Shell

WH

1410gr

60gr

                          
Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Heavy caliber autocannons

Gun

Muzzle

Rate

Gun

of

fire

Radar Range

Weapon

Weapon

InGame

Firing

Mode

InGame

Ammo

Total

InGame

Shell

WH

 Drawings: Shipbucket style SB scale

BoforsMk1

1950

-

Borfors1950

-

57mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

885

120

Barrel

Total

x2

240

-

-

-

13000

-

5000

Firing

Mode

Burst

8rnds

Ammo

Total

2x80

160

Shell

WH

2550gr

340gr

1941

1945

ZIF-31

-

57mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

1000

120

Barrel

Total

X2

240

-

-

-

6000

-

6000

Firing

Mode

Cont

-

Ammo

Total

-

-

Shell

WH

2850gr

154gr

                          
Anti-Aircraft Artillery
Large (dual purpose) deck guns

Gun

Muzzle

Rate

Gun

of

fire

Radar Range

Weapon

Weapon

InGame

Firing

Mode

InGame

Ammo

Total

InGame

Shell

WH

 Drawings: Shipbucket style SB scale

-

1945

198+

100mmAA

-

100mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

855

25

Barrel

Total

x2

50

-

-

-

17000

-

17000

Firing

Mode

Cont

-

Ammo

Total

2x500

1000

Shell

WH

13kg

4.5kg

-

1945

1980

M1957

-

100mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

995

17

Barrel

Total

x2

34

-

-

-

24200

-

16000

Firing

Mode

Burst

6rnds

Ammo

Total

2x320

640

Shell

WH

16kg

9kg

-

1947

-

QF-4.5"Mk6

-

113mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

746

24

Barrel

Total

x2

48

-

-

-

19000

-

12500

Firing

Mode

Burst

6rnds

Ammo

Total

-

-

Shell

WH

25kg

10kg

Bofors

1952

1985

12cm/50-1950

-

120mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

850

42

Barrel

Total

x2

84

-

-

-

19000

-

9000

Firing

Mode

Cont

-

Ammo

Total

-

-

Shell

WH

23.5kg

8kg

-

1926

-

5"/25

5"

127mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

792

20

Barrel

Total

x1

20

-

-

-

16000

-

12000

Firing

Mode

Burst

4rnds

Ammo

Total

1x50

50

Shell

WH

25kg

3.5kg

-

1934

-

5"/38

5"

127mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

792

20

Barrel

Total

x1

40

-

-

-

16000

-

12000

Firing

Mode

Burst

4rnds

Ammo

Total

1x50

50

Shell

WH

25kg

3.5kg

-

1934

-

5"/38

5"

127mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

792

20

Barrel

Total

x1

40

-

-

-

16000

-

12000

Firing

Mode

Burst

4rnds

Ammo

Total

1x50

50

Shell

WH

25kg

3.5kg

-

1934

-

5"/38

-

127mm

Operators

m/s

Basic

792

20

Barrel

Total

x2

40

-

-

-

16000

-

12000

Firing

Mode

Burst

4rnds

Ammo

Total

2x50

100

Shell

WH

25kg

3.5kg