Hi Mr. Cag,Cag wrote: "...PoW should have had a higher RoF (1,8959 to 1,7857)......facts are that PoW had a 25% loss rate and Bismarck had a 10% loss rate (Salvo rate 1,60 to 1,41).....Is not 25% always in every universe larger than 10%......,"

yes, that's all true, and it is not my intention to "promote" a theory as well as I'm sure you don't try to read the numbers in a "defensive" way....

However, combining the effective RoF (1,60 and 1,41) that already discount the different output losses, I just calculated the effective number of shells per minute, and (due to PoW having 2 more guns) this gives the 2 figures (7,04 shells per minute for PoW and 6,38 for BS) that represent the average shell output of the two ships, when turrets are not wooded.

I do agree with you that, due only to the intercept geometry, the actual output in terms of shells was favorable to BS, but if you want to compare the pure gunnery performances of the two ships you cannot take into account the output loss due to aft turrets not bearing.

As, always respectful of your opinion,

Bye, Alberto