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    another batch

    Here is my artists conception of Hitler's H45 and a post war BBV, plus the hull of my BB77 USS Oregon (lastest encarnation)

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    A finished version

    Replaced the PC, got some new hardware - a not PC ...Spent some time changing, correcting adding and illustrating, I think the story is finnished -- of course I'm probably wrong , but there are more battleship battles, Hitler gets gutshot (with a Luger of course) -- before he is nuked and bottled...

    I'm hoping for feedback -- I hope you enjoy it
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    Here are some new drawings,

    Attachment 23745
    Compact BB (WWII type)
    Attachment 23746
    Heavy monitor(WWII type)

    Attachment 23749
    Heavy BB WWII type
    Attachment 23751
    Torpedo gun boat (WWII type)


    this is a modern heavy gun BB idea ~ 50,000 tons - 8 x 18"/60 AGS
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    jet drive battleship?
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    heavy 18" gun bb

    Super heavy WWII type BB
    Armor 12" belt @ 20 deg, 10" deck, 16" turrets

    Attachment 23971
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    A note about the drawings: in designing these never were ships it helps me to understand the problems the designers faced - fitting everything in, and allowing for protection and arcs of fire, while maintaining balence and proper weight distribution. These are not proposals for a new ship the navy should build today or even yesterday, they are exploring what might have been or what could be.
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    farther out

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    A massive super carrier with C-130's aboard
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    Last edited by USSWisconsin; 03 Feb 11, at 20:38.
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    NGFS cruiser

    Attachment 24669

    20k tons, 600' x 80' x 27'
    150 k SHP diesel/gas turbine 4 screws

    weapons
    2 x 16"/50 AGS (single two gun turret) aft superfiring
    2 x 8"/55 AGS (two single gun turrets) aft
    144 VLS tubes foward
    2 x 8 cell seasparrow - superstructure
    2 x 35mm goalkeeper mounts - superstructure
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    A fictional 1944 "Battle of Tsushima"

    A draft of a fictional 1944 BB battle story - Alternate history
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    a few older drawings:

    Attachment 25184
    Battleship design: 1946 type, 90,000 tons std disp, 1000'x150'x36' 400,000 HP, six shafts, 32 knots, range 15,000 nm @ 20 knots. Armament: 15x16"50 (5x3), 32x90mm (16x2)/55, 120x40mm (20x6), 6 aircraft, two in deck catapults - armor: 10" deck, 14" belt, 16" conning tower 45% of displacement is armor


    Attachment 25185
    Battleship Design: 50,000 tons std displ. 212,000 SHP, 4 shafts, 30 knots, 720'x128'x32'. 12x16"/50 (4x3), 24x5"/38 (12x2), 104x40mm/56 (26x4). Armor: 7" deck, 12" belt@ 18 deg, 15" conning tower, 35% of displacemnt is armor.


    Attachment 25186
    Battleship design: 80,000 tons std disp. 280,000 SHP, four shafts, 30 knots, 12,000 nm @ 20 knots, 960'x136'x36'. 10x18"/47 (2x2, 2x3), 22 x 5"/54 (11x2), 104 x 40mm/56 (26x4). Armor: 8" deck, 13.5" belt @ 20deg, 40% of disp is armor.
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    A another WWII design

    Attachment 25198

    A new fictional WWII BB painting, in progress - the pencil drawing - the finished watercolor version later...

    Rough spec's: 12x18"/55 guns, 24x120mm/60, 144x 40mm/60, 90,000 tons, 900'x158'x32', 14" belt, 10" deck, 24" turret faces, 30 knots, 6 screws, 360,000 SHP, 400 marines w/landing boats - launched from transom stern port. No aircraft facilities.
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    I keep thinking: wow, what a nice fat target for subs/aircraft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlvfr View Post
    I keep thinking: wow, what a nice fat target for subs/aircraft...
    Same for any large warship though - carriers are more far vulnerable then something like this - and this beast is equipped to make the aircraft fight for their lives (~188 AA guns), she also has a 30' deep TDS. It wouldn't be alone either, there would be a big screen of destroyers and CAP from the carriers with her. The Yamato class would be very sorry to run into one of these. Of course this is a design exercise - I am not suggesting it should have been built, they made the best choices in real life (build more carriers), this is an ultimate BB idea, which would never have been built.

    http://www.worldaffairsboard.com/bat...tml#post785849
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    Quote Originally Posted by USSWisconsin View Post
    Same for any large warship though - carriers are more far vulnerable then something like this - and this beast is equipped to make the aircraft fight for their lives (~188 AA guns)
    Yeah well... 1 obsolete Swordfish was enough to cripple the Bismarck...

    And remember the Fritz X. 3 were enough for the Roma...

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