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As the title suggests, is it possible to add more historically accurate weapons that are currently not present in the game? For example, currently main armaments goes step up in integral number of inches, so naturally something of not-so-conventional desighes got missed out, even if you ignore some round-ups. Some notable examples are, British 4.5" guns for destroyer main armament and battleship secondaries (http://navweaps.com/Weapons/WNBR_45-45_mk1.php), Japanese 14cm (5.5") guns for light cruiser main armament and battleship secondaries (http://navweaps.com/Weapons/WNJAP_55-50_3ns.php
Gentlemen, Our ships are overgunned compared to the historical loadouts the captains of the time used. Currently, the game uses the “if it fits, it sits” mentality in regards to armaments. However, the captains of time certainly did not. Take captain Hull for example. First thing he did was to get rid of long 18-pounder battery on USS Constitution as soon as there was a lighter carronade replacement available. Why did he and other captains of the time generally used lighter armaments that were technically possible on their ships? Answers I found could be summarized as follows: Less crew – O