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Gneisenau not correct

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The german battleship Gneisenau was equipped with 9 x 15" main battery but in the game it only has 6. Do you think they will correct this error as they try to get things right.

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Um wait what? She was armed with 9 X 11" as originally built (same as Scharnhorst) I really do not know where you get her ever being (re)armed with 9 X15" from..

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2 hours ago, loony_toon said:

The german battleship Gneisenau was equipped with 9 x 15" main battery but in the game it only has 6. Do you think they will correct this error as they try to get things right.

She was equipped with 3x3 283mm guns (11''), just like the Scharnhorst has. And she was planned to be refitted & the refit was actually started after some extensive damage - with 3x2 380mm (15'') guns which she has in the game.

 

The only error is your historical knowledge on the subject

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In early 1942, Gneisenau and others  made a daylight dash up the English Channel from occupied France to Germany. After reaching Kiel in early February, the ship went into drydock. On the night of 26 February, the British launched an air attack on the ship; one bomb penetrated her armored deck and exploded in the forward ammunition magazine, causing serious damage and a large number of casualties. The repairs necessitated by the damage were so time-consuming that it was determined to rebuild the ship to accommodate the 38 cm guns as originally intended. The 28 cm guns were removed and used as shore batteries. In 1943, Hitler ordered the cessation of conversion work, and on 27 March 1945, she was sunk as a blockship in Gotenhafen (Gdynia) in German-occupied Poland. 

 

So yes 15" guns were planned but they never got installed on Hitler's orders.

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