Would this be able to penetrate the sides of a modern warship?
I reckon it would fuck it up.
1. Probably. Ships don't have much in the way of armor these days.
2. Probably not, internals are very compartmentalized. Unless damage control is absolute ass and/or you get a very lucky hit something important, frigate-sized or bigger isn't going to notice much. Maybe if it just sat there and let you shoot it, eventually you'd get somewhere.
What’s the armor penetration capabilities of the WWII Bofors 40mm L/60 40x311mm and the post-war 40mm L/70 40x364mm?
Considering that there's currebtly APFSDS rounds for L/70, the difference is bound to be dramatic.
Maybe if the crew let's you do it, but otherwise you're going to get killed with a quickness. Your best bet is to make a Q-ship, but even then you're going to be blown out of the water long before you could possibly wreck all the weapons that ship could kill you with, unless the crew literally isn't operating the ship.
I'm not that fag, I couldn't tell you. I just wouldn't be surprised if an Arabian crew let a 25,000 ton ship get within 5km of it, before letting that ship fill it with enough 30mm to sink it.
Whether the scenario stands, falls, or makes me some steamed pork dumplings, that's a fairly accurate representation of the Muslim world's track record of late.
Yeah, the RAM intercepted all the anti ship missiles, them the frigate closed to 76mm range, openn fire, scored a few hits, but expended all ammo. It moved closer to engage with secondaries, at which point the San Antonio was able to engage and sank it in a protracted duel. Kinda wish I took screen shots of that thread now.
That you called him a dumbass, nothing about him saying 'they're still deployed' precludes them still being made.
It was an utterly pointless comment, whereas the initial comment, pointing out that they ought to still be effective, since they're still in service, made sense.
Keeping in mind that 40 Bofors mounts on ships were used for anti-air, they would most likely be armed with HE shells, not great for punching through armor. That being said, 40mm HE rounds will do just fine destroying radars, optics, anything on deck, and even do a number of the bridge. So at best you are looking at a mission kill where the target ship has lost all of it's sensors and long range weapons.
If we are talking about modern 40mm guns like those mounted on the CV90 that are armed with AP ammo, then yea sure you can punch holes in pretty much any modern warship all day, but the result is going to be much the same. Most of the spaces around the outside hull are going to be non-critical places like offices, workshops and storage areas. You now have a good chance of punching through any hangers and damaging the helos inside though, as well as disabling gun turrets or armored launchers that are not quite as fragile as other weapons.
tl;dr: Enough 40mm will ruin anyone's day, but you won't be sinking a modern ship even if they let you sit there and fill them full of holes all day.
By aircraft, no less. Most, by dumb iron bombs. Had the Argies knew to adjust the timer on their bombs, six more ships would have been sunk. It later turns out that the US witheld the manual from the Argies on how to the modification. Of course the Argies cried foul.
Depends what it hits. Most of the juiciest stuff is buried deep, and some of it is armored. You could definitely fuck shot up though. Radars, the 5 inch gun, shot like that. Though in all likelihood, it's not going to hit anything important.