Not this business again...so according to Don Green's recollection then the Nevada's magazines were empty, right? Except then why were her magazines flooded during her sortie? Or was this all part of the conspiracy to sink her too? Thomas Hone assumed the Type 80 didn't have the capability of penetrating the deck armor of Arizona from the assumed angle of fall. He was incorrect as John De Virgilio has demonstrated. What "doubts" do you have with the "bomb overlay theory"? It is congruent with what we know of the Japanese aircrafts course, formation, speed, and altitude, as well as with the known impacts of the misses. It is also congruent with the visible strike on the starboard side and the smoke plumes. Which are also congruent with the gas expansion model, which is congruent with the physical attributes of the hull and the damage it sustained. Aside from those multiple congruencies I guess everything points to what? What do you think the evidence indicates? That the FBI smuggled a bomb on board to ignite the magazine when the expected Japanese attack began? Timed to explode when the level bombers came over? What?