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Design [] Armor []. A view of the door and 17-inch (430 mm) thick armored citadel of the battleship New Jersey. Like all battleships, the Iowas carried heavy armor protection against shellfire and bombs with significant underwater protection against torpedoes.The Iowas ' armor scheme was modeled on that of the preceding South Dakota class, and designed to give a …

Iowa Class: Armor Protection

The upper belt is Class A armor, 12.1 inches thick, while the lower belt is Class B armor, 12.1 inches thick at the top and tapered to 1.62 inches at the bottom. The deck consists of three parts, the bomb deck, the main armor deck, and the splinter deck. The bomb deck is 1.5 inches STS plate, the main armor deck is 4.75 inches Class B armor laid on

Iowa class belt armor thickness - NavWeaps Forums

Iowa class belt armor thickness. Many sources seem to list the Iowa class as having 12.1" (307mm) of Class A armor while others list it as having 12.2" (310mm) which is the same as on the preceding South Dakota class. Both are backed by 0.875" (22mm) of STS. As the armor scheme on the Iowas were carried over from the South Dakotas with only ...

Iowa-class battleship - Wikipedia

The Iowa ' s "all-or-nothing" armor scheme was largely modeled on that of the preceding South Dakota class, and designed to give a zone of immunity against fire from 16-inch/45-caliber guns between 18,000 and 30,000 yards (16,000 and 27,000 m; 10 and 17 mi) away.

Richelieu Class Battleship : A suprisingly successful ...

Even as more advanced battleships such as the Iowa (32 knots) and Bismarck classes (30 knots) came into service, the Richelieu class remained competitive in speed. The Richelieu class were true fast battleships, designed with just as much emphasis on speed as she had on armor and firepower.

Armor and protection problems with Iowa class battleships ...

The Iowa Class was designed at a time when the US navy embraced the "all-or-nothing" scheme of armor protection. Heavy armor was restricted to the vital parts of the Iowa Class, and made thick enough to prevent large caliber shells from penetrating it. All other parts of the ships were left unarmored in any meaningful way.

Iowa - Global wiki. Wargaming.net

The Iowa-class battleships had the characteristic "all-or-nothing" armor scheme seen in preceding American battleships, with the thickest armor around the citadel between Turrets A and Turret C. The outer hull plate was 38mm Special Treatment Steel (STS) and the side armor of 307mm was angled at 19-degrees inwards in order to confer greater ...

Armor Schemes on W.W.II Battleships - CHUCKHAWKS.COM

Armor Schemes on W.W.II Battleships. USS Wisconsin. Photo by Ingalls Shipbuilding. IOWA class battleship turrets varied in face thickness slightly, due to the manufacturer's limitations. As an example, the SOUTH DAKOTA Class battleship ALABAMA had solid 19" Class "B" armor turret faces, while the others had 18-19.5" (roughly) turret faces, in ...

USN Ship Types--Iowa class (BB-61 through 66)

The Iowas' internal armor protection scheme was similar in arrangement to that of the South Dakota class, and was designed to keep out the armor-piercing shells originally intended for their guns, though not the heavier (2700 pound) shells ultimately used.

Iowa Class Battleships - A Departure from Traditional ...

The Iowa Class Battleships. This idea was the founding principle behind the Iowa class. A series of design schemes were introduced before eventually evolving into two competing designs. The first design was drawn up by members of the Naval Board that still believed in the armor and firepower elements. This was a larger South Dakota class vessel ...

A question about the immune zone of Iowa class battleship ...

Much of the Iowa class BB armor scheme was based on the preceding South Dakota class armor scheme. The only example the SoDak armor was 'tested' in battle with BB caliber shells was USS South Dakota (BB57) getting shells by one 14" HC, and possibly one 14" AP shell hit on Turret #3 barbette by Kirishima at GC2.

BB-61 Iowa-class Design - GlobalSecurity.org

Design [] Armor []. A view of the door and 17-inch (430 mm) thick armored citadel of the battleship New Jersey. Like all battleships, the Iowas carried heavy armor protection against shellfire and bombs with significant underwater protection against torpedoes.The Iowas ' armor scheme was modeled on that of the preceding South Dakota class, and designed to give a …

Is the all-or-nothing armor scheme from the US Navy's …

Answer (1 of 7): It depends. With all or nothing you have superbly protected 'vitals' (barbettes,turrets etc) and the rest of the ship is basically unarmoured. Bismarck used a modernised version of incremental armour scheme (NOT some WW1 armour like you'll commonly hear online) that allowed gap...