Hey guys, so I know this isn’t new but I hope I could get some ideas and inspirations for the online story that I am currently doing.
Basically I need some ideas or opinions for a realistic working armament weapons that a flying battleship can use.
I already have the idea how they can float and fly, I just need to know what weapons they could use in combat.
They must be lightweight, my “engine and reactors” that enable flight can lift heavy objects but weapons need to be as light as possible.
Firepower - I already decided and know that using battleship guns won’t work as those are to heavy and create a significant force when firing that it could send the flying ship in the other direction. Therefore the weapons must have adequate firepower without having to push the air battleship.
Direction of fire - They must have great elevation and depression angles that they could use to hit targets above and below (fire support for ground troops). Must be placed in turrets with an all angle degree of fire.
Range - they must sufficient range to take out enemy airships as well.
Tech should be around the 1920’s to early 40’s (my chosen time setting for the story
I was already thinking of using recoilless weapons. I believe the back blast produced could negate the force of the gun firing and using rocket assisted munitions (Artillery now has that) could give it the range and trajectory for combat. I was thinking of making then the size of 5-10 inch guns similar to the guns on cruisers, but I need to know if it works.