- 01/06/2017 at 15:02 #63752PatGParticipant
Verging on Weird War Two I admit. It turns out the Germans weren’t the only ones sticking rockets on anything that moved. There were the Guards experiments of course and purpose built weapons like the Calliope, but the Canadians were also getting up to some crazy stuff: https://servicepub.wordpress.com/2014/09/07/staghound-rocket-launcher/01/06/2017 at 15:36 #63761Not Connard SageParticipant
That’s a lovely bit of welding on the bracket for the elevation mechanism on the mantlet 🙂
"I'm not signing that"13/06/2017 at 22:31 #64699hammurabi70Participant
I equate them to a one shot naval bombardment at short range with direct line of site; very useful for bunker busting. Was not an air attack with rockets considered the same as a cruiser broadside?14/06/2017 at 03:42 #64722EtrangerParticipant
IIRC the rocket warhead had around the same destructive capacity as a 5″ shell, so destroyer certainly, if not cruiser. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RP-3
That’s not particularly surprising if this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3.5-Inch_Forward_Firing_Aircraft_Rocket is true, since the US actually used a 5″ artillery shell for the larger 5″ warhead! (nice to see that the memory works!)
And pity the poor sods under this!
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