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Importance of Naval Guns on a Modern Warship   Naval Guns

Started 19/8/20 by Greg (N9NWO); 11532 views.
taschoene

From: taschoene

19/11/20

Yes, it seems to be a single course correction -- it just times the ejections so they push the shell in the desired direction.  The seeker needs to be able to sense the target and have a pretty good measure of what the miss distance/direction is going to be.  The less the estimated miss distance, the later the correction can be.  Seems like it's probably fairly late in any case, judging by the test video.  That means the rounds need to be at least close to on target anyway. But against small boats, turning a near miss into a direct hit is a big improvement.  

The other interesting bit is that the seeker also serves as a delay fuze. The round doesn't necessarily rely on impact or a separate proximity sensor; it activates based on estimated time-to-go from the seeker.  

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