ORIGINAL: John Lansford
I have plastered some of the big IJN cruisers with as many as 20 500 lb bombs and, other than some AA and secondary gun damage, they were relatively unaffected. Having 500 lb bombs bounce off of Shokaku's flight deck is also depressing.
OTOH, I had a sub nearly sunk by a transport's 13.5mm machine guns. The sub surfaced and even though it hit the ship with both torpedoes and 4" shellfire, the crew returned fire with the 13.5mm, puncturing the hull, knocking out the forward torpedo tubes, starting a fire on the bridge, and destroying the 40mm AA gun. She suffered about 30% SYS damage and 25% flooding from a 13.5mm machine gun!!
They probably hit the main gun ammo stored on deck
soeren01, formerly known as Soeren
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