TRO:1945 provided quite a good amount of material to work with in regards to historical equipment. However, there was so much more materiel in WWII than was shown in the TRO, especially in regards to the naval conflicts that formed the core of the Pacific War. Therefore, I turn to any fans of both BTech and history to help me, essentially, complete the TRO:1945.
For my first contribution, my grandfather served on the Iowa-class battleship New Jersey. Therefore, I put forward the following stats for her main armament, the 16"/50 Mk. 7 gun, extrapolated from my research into the weapon:
Range: 76 maps
Damage: 200 in target hex; 100 +1 hex; 50 +2 hexes*
Targeting Modifier: -1 (Against WWII enemies, only; +2, otherwise)
Note: Requires 2 turns to reload (Can only fire once every 3 turns)
*A thread I had read on the NavWeaps forums mentioned that the HE shells could leave a crater 6 meters deep and possessed a lethal radius of ~75 meters.