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  1. Just another question: What will the base line ships be then? Just the ones we already have?
  2. Alright, was just wondering considering all the ships that were missing from the open world PS: I am really looking forward to this, never had as much fun in a naval game as in the NA sea trials, and now we can look forward to an even better experience with capture zones, immersive UI and more ships. This could be grand, so please give it your all!
  3. I was wondering, will the entire ship roster from NA become available in NAL ? Also can we expect new ships to arrive?
  4. If there are any spare keys left then I'd love to have one!
  5. Yes yes yes, been waiting for this! Looking forward to lots of grand, and most importantly FAIR, battles! Thank you GL!
  6. Will do, but probably won't be until after Christmas - busy times
  7. No need, you've already done that in spades. Infact for one who claims he works with woods and metals regularly you have demonstrated an amazing lack knowledge about both...
  8. Sorry but the only one who has posted trash so far is you.... As for wether I've played the game, you can ask all the old timers in here about that one.
  9. Doesn't seem like you do.... Also as already mentioned there's a very big difference in lethality between wooden splintering and steel armour spalling, as the differences in energy release alone are orders of magnitude larger during the spalling of armour. Small wooden splinters are most often not very dangerous, where'as even the small metal fragments from armour spalling can be lethal. There's certainly no comparing the damage inflicted inside an armoured vehicle penetrated by a high velocity APFSDS round with that of a wooden hulled 18th century ship penetrated by round shot.
  10. Yes? Couldn't be more different. One is made out of fibres, the other of crystalline lattices...
  11. Oh and btw, this is what steel grains look like:
  12. No, when an APFSDS projectile fired from an M256 hits armour at over 1500 m/s (4900+ ft/s) something called plastic derformation happens and the heat generated is massive, hence the armour acts more like a liquid than a solid. Upon penetration the occupants of the armoured vehicle hit will, on top of experiencing a drastic change in pressure & temperature, get showered by a cloud of molten metal fragments - i.e. survivability = low. If the same round hit wood the results couldn't be more different as the small diameter flechette would simply wizz straight through leaving only a neat little hole, hurting no'one unless they were directly in its path. Another great difference is that steel armour generally doesn't loose much strength following an impact that fails to penetrate, because of its ductility metals can break their intermolecular bonds and straight away re-form new bonds with other nearby molecules with little or no loss of strength as they deform under an applied force. By comparison wood weakens following every successive impact as the fibres get broken up. So for the third time, no, you cannot compare wood with metals, let alone steel or composite armour, when they are struck by high velocity projectiles. They act completely different.
  13. Wood is fibrous, metal is not, so no they don't act the same, especially when subjected to high velocity impacts - and the difference is incredibly large when talking steel. Furthermore metal spalling, esp. that of steel, is of a whole different category in terms of energy release than wood splintering, and that for rather obvious reasons. (They way it splinters is also different) When subjected to a brinnell hardness test the hardest wood types score around 7.0, by comparison WW2 steel armor is almost 100 times harder whilst being both more ductile & malleable at the same time.
  14. Wood and metal are two completely different compounds that act EXTREMELY different when subjected to any form of stress.
  15. A new poll needs to be made for this thread to really have a place, a lot has changed since august.
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