Archive for May 15th, 2012

Switch to all-big-gun designs

The replacement of the 6-inch (152 mm) or 8-inch (203 mm) guns with weapons of 9.2-inch (234 mm) or 10-inch (254 mm) caliber improved the striking power of a battleship, particularly at longer ranges. However, uniform heavy-gun armament offered many other advantages. One advantage was...

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