I've been reading Task Force One: The Wasted Assets of the United States Pacific Battleship Fleet, 1942 by David C. Fuquea from:Flashman wrote:Similarly, torpedo bomber hits damage only ships. Again, a 3-2 combat strength seems fine. In addition to this, I suggest that TBs only get one shot, and must spend the next round of combat returning to a carrier to rearm. DBs get maybe two bomb runs, then fight as normal fighters with lower combat values.
The Journal of Military History, Vol. 61, No. 4. (Oct., 1997), pp. 707-734.
If torpedo bombers are introduced, I propose that US battleships be ignore the 1st torpedo hit.
Pg 711, 712 - the USS West Virginia was hit by 7 torpedoes, but did not capsize since the crew had more than enough time to counter-flood. The reason for her survival lay in her torpedo defence system. The outer hull below the waterline featured 4 compartments void/water or oil filled/water or oil filled/void. After Pearl Harbor they received additional outboard torpedo defence blisters.