Mmm, what then counterbalance all this? I thought machines goes to the rear in such designs... But realy - it seems to be a certain goal in designing a "treaty cut-down" version of Bismarck class? More power and armour with lighter SK38's
Actually this have more firepower than the bismarck with 1 more barrel but 3 triple turret is surely weights less then 4 twin and their appropriate equipment (elevators, ammo storage etc) the counterbalance still can be achieved by moving the turbines a bit aft still a ship is not that simple as a plank
How about a Dunkerque style Graf Spee? With both turrets at the front, maybe even non-superfiring... this layout would allow for better armour protection, something the Panzerschiffs sorely needed... I know it would be not so good for corsair duty, expecially if you're being stern chased, but Graf Spee was pretty fast for her period... and rearranging the secondary 140mm guns at the stern would help...
Naah I've thought about this but they are designed as convoy raiders and have a good chance to retreat if an enemy force shows up as they did and that aft firing gun would give a good pounding to the enemy
Well, germans were pretty much obsessed with protecting themselves from stern chasing... that's why the K class light cruisers had those weird offset aft turrets... actually, they did have a point: Scharnhorst was sunk in a stern chase. And it was one of the few german ships to have more guns at the front. That's bad luck
To be honest I'm not a huge fan of the original P class: it's almost twice the displacement of Deutschland class but with the same six 11" guns... which is clearly not enough, as Graf Spee tragically proved at Rio de la Plata. 3x3 or 4x3 8" guns could actually solve the problem
Mate, with those guns, it doesn't need any defense except AA guns, and maybe torpedo tubes, most German ships other battleships would encounter had less range and precision, by the way, which one you think is more beautiful? the Graf Spee or the Bismarck?
Hey! Bismarck and Tirpitz were probably inspired by the Queen Elizabeth class battleships and the battlecruiser Hood... maybe that's why they had 15" guns Does this have 15" guns or is it upgraded to 16" like the real Nelsons?
While the German Navy respected their counterparts across the straight, However I don't think they would go so far as to mimic one of their battleship designs. I personally like it though it's hard not to like the elegance of the Bismark Class in any arrangement. Though I honestly would love to see what you would do to a the Oliver Hazard Perry Class frigate in terms of her weapons arrangement. Though that's a relatively new ship considering what you've done so far but I suppose I can dream lol.
it basically is, it has a 76mm mid-ships on the 02 level. Once a upon a time they had a missile launcher on the forecastle, though now the navy has outmoded them and some ships have it replaced with what I want to say is a 35mm chain gun mount making the ole girls suitable to hand down to the Coast Guard when the time comes. Though mind you the ships also carry a CIWS Mount on the aft of the 02 level as well as a variety of 50 caliber mounts including twins above the pilothouse. The last armament that I can think of is the asroc (not sure how to spell that) decoy system. Oh and I forgot the two 35 mm chain guns on port and starboard sides as well as the tri-tubed torpedo launchers on port and stbd as well.
As for the size they're actually larger than most early WWII destroyers and roughly the same size as others built later during the war. I think they have some potential for a VLS system in the mid-ships area while placing the 76 on the forecastle, though I'm certain a great deal of internal rearranging would be an order.
Honestly I served on one for a few years so I could go one but this one is probably boring enough lol.
No it's not boring it's just I don't really edit such small ships 130m??? It's very few things you can put on it before it gets cramped or top heavy, also I look for some beauties or unique looks too in ships