MAHANTA asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 2 months ago

what are the fabric-looking things hanging off a japanese aircraft carriers in ww2.?

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3 Answers

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    it was common for WW2 warships to bulk up their protection by hanging sandbags around vulnerable areas to help absorb the shocks of explosions and help slow down high caliber bullets so the protective armour was not pierced and injure those behind it.  I would say as the war progressed and planes now had things like 20mm canon that the ships protective barriers for its personnel was never designed to protect its people from such nasty firepower so sandbags gave them a little extra protection.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Flak/anti aircraft protection to personnel on the bridge. Japanese ships were vulnerable to attack.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They are sand bags, used as additional armor.

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