Allied vs Axis anti-shipping tactics and weapons?

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  1. Lucky13

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    Seeing that the Allies had bombs, depth charges, rockets and torpedoes for their anti-shipping business, did the axis have anything at all in their arsenal matching the 60*lb one with high explosive and the one with a 25*lb armour-piercing head of steel - known as the 'Rocket Spear' and what about depth charges? How does all these compare?

    Oooops.....almost forgot those Tiny Tims! :lol:

    How does the success rate between the two sides compare, losses vs ships sunk/damaged?

    Leaving out the Fritz X and Henschel Hs 293 in this, since they're more like guided missiles than rockets....

    .....and did they use similar tactics, or were those quite different?

    Edit: I knew that I forgot something, cannons!
     
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    Accurate enough and powerful enough that these dive bombers were always dangerous to enemy ships. Even if the pilots normally received no maritime attack training.
     
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