HE vs AP rounds at SingaporeMay 3 2012 at 7:56 AM
|Jacques (no login)|
Response to Re: The Fall of Singapore – no lesson learnt?
Gerrit, Nelson, others,
I understand the need for armour piercing rounds when defending at long range against armoured battleships and cruisers but for thin-skinned warships, torpedo boats, transports and landing craft, would high explosive rounds not have been more effective?
I'm out of my league here but if my estimation is anywhere near correct, does it not prove that the Singapore batteries were not even prepared for a naval assault (never mind fighting a land battle!) and would not have been able to ward off a full-scale seaborne invasion?