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05.28.2020 , 04:36 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
T1) That's why modern warships don't have meaningful amounts of armour. A WWII battleship whose main armour belt wasn't well over a foot thick was essentially unprotected, but with the rise of various sorts of surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missiles, most notoriously Silkworm and Exocet, there's no point any more.
Minor nitpick. Destroyers "back then" had very little armour too. There are no real equivalents of battleships today, they are obsolete. Modern Aircraft carriers are more heavily armoured than back then.