I read a story online and the person was saying 1/72 scale combat was the first scale to play RC warship combat due to the limited technology of the day and after science evolved the more advanced scale of 1/144 was possible. I would like to inform those who do not know, but this is far from the truth. The 1/72 game was created by people with 8 years of Big Gun combat and they developed most of the technology used today. Queens Own sold their Big Gun boats in the early 90's (Western started playing 1/72 in 1993 but we kept our 1/144 boats) and started playing a game that uses Big Gun's guns (rotation and depression) with a limited number of guns and ammo with no rate of fire. It is a cross between Big Gun and Fast Gun but in a scale that gives us room to work with. As for damage, our main goal is quality and having fun(we still sink) and not just trying to sink the weak with one hit one kill weapons so we run two and three gun boats in most of our battles and you can have any where from zero to forty hits in the hull alone, closer to 0 if you are Axis and closer to 40 if you are Allied and this is not as much damage as fast gun but more than the last Big Gun battles attended at a much lower cost. We use 3/16" ammo for guns 0-7.99" and 1/4" ammo for 8" and up.The hull construction is pretty much the same as Big Gun.