Magazine size question

Discussion in 'Big Gun Combat Warship International' started by Tugboat, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. Tugboat

    Tugboat Facilitator RCWC Staff Admiral (Supporter)

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    Out of curiosity, how many rounds per gun on a battleship would you big gun guys consider the minimum acceptable? 50? 75? 100?
     
  2. Jean Valjean

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    Based on what I've read, I'd say 75.
     
  3. Tugboat

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    Oh, good. I've been working on a cannon and that's acheivable in my build envelope.
     
  4. Jean Valjean

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    Are you building a big gun ship?
     
  5. Tugboat

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    Battlestations ship (and possibly SMS Graf Spee), but duals should fit in a 1/144 size turret, which is why I was asking (Axis, Banzai!!!). Not sure if triples would fit in a 1/144 turret smaller than a Yamato (Axis, Banzai!!!). They're 1/4" cannons, and the rate of fire will be low by fast gun standards, but plenty faster than legal in big gun or Battlestations.
     
  6. Gascan

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    I've seen some boats with 25 per barrel, but that's pretty small. Those were generally used for smaller boats without much space or weight. 50 is a medium load, it'll take some decent fighting to run through that much. 75 is a good goal. You can go through it with some really heavy fighting, but in most battles you should still have a few rounds left at the end. I favor larger bottles, so I've hardly ever run out of gas if I got a good fill, but it can happen (especially when the refill station runs low). 100 rounds per barrel is for a long haul, and you'll need extra CO2 for that as well.
     
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    My triple 1/4 cannon each carry a touch over 150 rounds each, and I still run out of ammo, lol.
     
  8. Gascan

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    Is that per barrel, or total?
     
  9. Tugboat

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    In news that affects my new cannons... I just successfully printed my first objects on the 3D printer :) Pics in the Construction forum.

    In more directly related news, my materials for said 1/4" cannons arrived from McMaster today.
     
  10. Kun2112

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    The dual 7/32" cannons that I had in my Gustav V for Battlestations have double layer magazine with a capacity of over 400. I used less than 1/4 of that during two events.
    My current build will be a less than 50 per barrel, but I am limited to the amount of CO2 I can carry.

    Is another MWU build thread for big-gun cannons in the future?
     
  11. Tugboat

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    'm going to have them tested before I do anything like that :) But just about all the metal involved is stainless steel. Should have no issues with water nor high pressure CO2 (what passes for high pressure in our hobby, anyhow).