Right, so I know this may be controversial and I'm metaphorically buckling on my tin helmet and clearing for action.
I tried a little mini-sim of the USN BBs against an equal number of Koenigs and Kaisers. The US ships won fairly easily.
I tried it without Texas and NY, just the US 12" ships against their German counterparts; they won again.
Is this realistic?
I know that the option for "crappy AP " is being added for US ships in the new update, but I had gathered the impression that when the historic US Batdiv9 joined the GF as 6BS in December 1917, its gunnery standards were found to be be below those of the GF.
That was late 1917; what would they have been like in 1916?
My question is whether there has been a bit of "star-spangled-bannerism" leading to unrealistic optimism about USN gunnery.
Or, of course, whether my one test was just a freak result, or if I've been reading history through union-jack-tinted sources.