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Ideal armor thickness for a somewhat independent ship

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As your unit seem quite large, I would recommend (from outside to inside) 2m metal, 1m wood, 2m air gap, 1m metal. This remains not too much expensive while giving decent protecion:
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Wood in the inner layer is there to limit effect of HESH shells (spalling AP depends on last layer AC; "soft" material makes soft fragments).

Fitting HA around important parts (AI, turrets, ammo,...) is a good idea; you can limit to the upper part of the armor (the part above water, which take the most impacts) if you want to limit weight and cost. As for shield, dual layered strength 4 is sufficient to repel most high-speed sabot shells. 

Finally, the best protection againt shells remains a good LAMS system; the old struggle between guns and armor is largely won by guns here.
-"Speed is armor" - Admiral john 'Jackie' Fisher

-"Firepower is better armor" - Blitzkrieg Bob
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RE: Ideal armor thickness for a somewhat independent ship - by BlitzkriegBob - 2019-01-10, 11:32 PM

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