Admiral Hipper class vs contemporaries

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Texas Jäger
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Admiral Hipper class vs contemporaries

Post by Texas Jäger » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:48 am

I know they had a much larger displacement but wasn’t that thanks to all of the internal armor/scarp triangle? How would you compare her chances against her peers in combat? In particular compared to the New Orleans class they are vastly larger yet a New Orleans has one extra gun and a thicker belt, but weren’t the 8” guns on Hipper superior? And would you say AHs turtleback made her in fact better armored?

Steve Crandell
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Re: Admiral Hipper class vs contemporaries

Post by Steve Crandell » Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:17 pm

They were simply bigger ships. And yes, they had 60 cal vs 50 cal guns. I believe USN observers were impressed with their accuracy in post war tests.

I think the Baltimore class were more in their league than New Orleans.

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