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Chapter: 642


There is no doubt about the importance of point Henry, which guards the southern end of Chesapeake Bay mouth, second only to the Elizabeth River.

The fourth division's shore defense artillery regiment deployed 28 105 heavy guns and 42 76 guns on the hill about 1.5 km long and 20-30 meters above sea level at Henri point, with a total of 70 guns with a range of more than 8 km.

Julian Luc's fleet had only eight ships. These 70 guns were aimed at these eight ships, with an average of nine aiming at one ship.

In fact, if the artillery of Yanhuang tribe did not surpass the level of this era for a whole century, it would not be so easy for even 70 coastal defense guns to deal with eight windsurfing battleships.

If the coastal artillery used by Yanhuang tribe is the big caliber mortar gun or fortress gun of this era, it is almost impossible to win eight windsurfing battleships.

In this era, coastal defense guns or fortress guns are mostly large caliber mortar guns, which are very powerful. Even if a class I windsurfing battleship is hit by one shot, it will be seriously damaged.

But this kind of large caliber mortar gun often has insufficient range, and the accuracy is even lower, which makes people speechless.

On the other hand, most of the naval guns on windsurfing battleships belong to long guns, especially the 36 pound gun, which is the main gun, is the best among the long guns.

This kind of long gun has a range, a good power, and its firing accuracy is much higher than that of a large caliber mortar gun. The most important thing is that the sail battleship is not fixed like the shore defense gun or the fort gun. The sail battleship is always moving when attacking the target.

Therefore, in terms of shooting accuracy and range of large caliber mortar gun, it is really a luxury to hit the moving target in the middle and long distance.

Naval guns are different. Although they move all the time, they can shoot at fixed targets. Therefore, naval guns are easier to shoot fortress guns or shore defense guns.

Therefore, if the artillery level of both sides is almost the same, even if the naval gun is slightly lower than the fortress gun, when the naval gun is against the fortress gun, the naval gun always has the absolute advantage.

In the original historical time and space, whether it was the time when Britain crossed the four oceans, or in the first world war or the Second World War, when the warship guns of the battleships were against the larger caliber and longer range fortress guns, they were often crushed by the battleships.

As long as the unfortunate warship is not attacked by the fortress artillery, the battleship can kill many fortress artillery with the minimum cost.

In fact, if it wasn't for the stone bear, the soul wearer, who used his golden finger to improve the gun level of the tribe for a century, Yanhuang tribe alone would not be able to resist the eight windsurfing battleships.

But the stone bear has such a golden finger.

Whether 76 guns or 105 guns, they almost reached the gun performance during World War I. in this era, the guns of Yanhuang tribe have the advantage of rolling for any gun.

Apart from other things, the range and accuracy of artillery alone are far from comparable to those of naval guns equipped by European powers in this era.

The maximum range of this naval gun is only more than two kilometers. In the case of high-precision firing, it needs to be compared with the artillery whose target can be shot within a few hundred yards. With the help of the hot air balloon, these two types of artillery of Yanhuang tribe can carry out high-precision firing as far as eight kilometers away.

Even the 55 mortars of Yanhuang tribe have a longer effective range than the naval guns of this era, let alone the 76 mortars with a longer range.

In this era, almost all the European powers did not know that the Yanhuang tribe had several guns with amazing effective range.

Of course, Julian Luc didn't know, so he soon followed his right-hand man, Henry Antoine.

The one in the Brittany was a 76 cannon shell.

These two types of cannons of Yanhuang tribe use high explosive bombs. In this age when there is no armor, high explosive grenades are the best choice to kill enemy targets. Whether it is unprotected soft targets or targets such as windsurfing battleships, high explosive grenades are the best shells.

Although windsurfing battleships are the most technologically advanced weapons in this era, they are only wooden hulled battleships after all. Although the British fleet began to add copper bottoms to their windsurfing battleships, they only added copper layers to their bottoms. As for the French sailing battleships, they don't even have copper bottoms.

The hull thickness of the class II windsurfing battleship is about 600 mm. If it is made of steel, such a thick hull can make any artillery sighing. But this kind of wooden hull hull, even if it's only high explosive grenade, has great lethality.

The shell weight of the 76mm cannon is three times lighter than that of the 105mm cannon. However, the high explosive shrapnel used by the 76mm cannon is also filled with nearly one kilogram of high explosive chemicals. Once this thing hits the windsail battleship, it is still beyond the resistance of the wooden hull battleship.

The stern of the Brittany was hit by a 76mm high explosive grenade, which not only lifted the large caliber mortar from the stern of the Brittany, but also directly destroyed the rudder of the Brittany. Along with more than ten sailors near the stern, they also became the souls of the dead.

Although the Brittany cruiser did not lose its power, it could hardly be rescued without its rudder. Even if the shore gun didn't hit it, it would keep this straight charging attitude and go straight ahead, and finally run aground to Virginia Beach in point Henry.

The second round of salvo was completed by 42 76 guns. Unfortunately, none of the salvo shells hit the target.

After all, Julian Luc's fleet was sailing at full speed. It was not so easy to hit a warship with a speed of 15 kilometers per hour, which was about eight knots.

However, the third round of salvo came again a few seconds later. 105 heavy guns were added to this salvo again. With the correction of the gun aiming at the hot-air balloon, as many as 70 shells were no longer directly straddling like the second round of salvo just now. This time, after the aimer adjusted the altitude and fired, three ships immediately exploded violently.

Glory is the flagship of the fleet and the only class II windsurfing battleship in the fleet.

Glory is the largest, and naturally will receive the most "care". In fact, when shuigouzi came to the second coastal artillery battalion at point Henry, he directed as many as 12 guns to the glory, four 105 heavy guns and eight 76 guns with faster firing speed.

In the third round, two 105mm high explosive grenades and one 76mm high explosive grenade landed on the deck of the glory. The main mast of the glory was blown off by a 105mm high explosive grenade. The bow of the ship was gnawed down by a 76mm high explosive grenade. The last 105mm high explosive grenade landed on the deck between the main mast and the front bow. That's where the rudder is. Julian Luc was standing there

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