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We've all had our words about Smolensk, but the quest for new premiums goes on.

The next German ship, a Light Cruiser with less armour, and survivabilitym does not look promising.

If you want a DD, you can get the Sommers, America's answer to the Shimakaze, only with better guns and comparable AA.

However, I am curious what the next BB will be.

I mean, Thunderer looks like a lot of fun, but it's just not a 'Big Stick' in the same way the Yamato is.

So, since most of the top premium BB's are already out and have small guns (looking at you Bourgone),  We need something to keep our attention.

I was trying to work out what they would do next and I wound up on Reddit....

I didn't create this, but it made me laugh....

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There is real conversion like that you know

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US.003H USS Kentucky Anti Aircraft Conversion.

Background : in 1945, US have pending Half complete 2 Montana Class Battleship (which re-keeled from Iowa class) under construction, BB-65 Illinois and BB-66 Kentucky. Admiral King and Admiral Nimitz formulated a plan to have escort Battleship specialized to be AA Escort in line with Fargo or Oregon City style, with Low superstructure and optimized angle for Anti Aircraft Duty.

Scheme "F" were 2 Quad Turret, Scheme "G" were 3 quad turret, and Scheme "H" was 4 quad turret

1948, Scheme "H" Layout would have lenght of 274 meter, 52.000 Tons Displacement, 33 Knot max speed with 212.000 SHP engine

The Ship would armed with 4 - Quad 203mm/55 Mark 16 - Rapid Firing Gun firing upscaled specialized airburst Munition (basicly 8 Inch version of Worchester AA Shells). scheme "H" would have 4x4 203mm Turret in a-b-x-y Layout. with wide firing angle to optimize engaging aircraft. ( This basicly inGame 203mm DesMoines with Steroid)

The secondary gun composed of 16 of Twin 127mm./54 mark 16 DP gun  and 6 Twin 76mm Gun.

 

The Ship is AA Fortress, imagine it in game. it also have ridiculus, if I must said Huge number of secondaries if its not insult to German Battleship lel. it can have 10 Secondaries Turret pummeling your ships while equivalent of 2 DesMoines Firepower burn your Battleship Shinny aft.

The Armor Schematic of the ship is left in Place, so its assumed its same as the rest of Montana Class

 

this was Murican Biggensk Lads - plain and simple Dakkaa

 

 

footnote :

This was Real Conversion Studies, based on US Bureau of Ship "Spring Style" Book. Vol 4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Styles_books_(U.S._Navy)

FYI, Spring Style book is used on many WG paper design in USN line. example in vol 1 are Nicholas, Phoenix  Vol 2: were Georgia, Ohio Dallas Vol: 3 were Seattle, Puerto Rico

you can look the publicly available vol 1 and 3 here http://www.shipscribe.com/styles/index.html

also, Apparantly Bureau of Ships (BoS) calculated this ship AA cover is equivalent of 4 Worchester class Cruiser.

 

 

BoS : How much AA for Kentucky ?

Nimitz and King : YES

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15 hours ago, humusz said:

There is real conversion like that you know

001f594513.png

ea7837c5f8.png

a4c3eae7ce.png

 

US.003H USS Kentucky Anti Aircraft Conversion.

Background : in 1945, US have pending Half complete 2 Montana Class Battleship (which re-keeled from Iowa class) under construction, BB-65 Illinois and BB-66 Kentucky. Admiral King and Admiral Nimitz formulated a plan to have escort Battleship specialized to be AA Escort in line with Fargo or Oregon City style, with Low superstructure and optimized angle for Anti Aircraft Duty.

Scheme "F" were 2 Quad Turret, Scheme "G" were 3 quad turret, and Scheme "H" was 4 quad turret

1948, Scheme "H" Layout would have lenght of 274 meter, 52.000 Tons Displacement, 33 Knot max speed with 212.000 SHP engine

The Ship would armed with 4 - Quad 203mm/55 Mark 16 - Rapid Firing Gun firing upscaled specialized airburst Munition (basicly 8 Inch version of Worchester AA Shells). scheme "H" would have 4x4 203mm Turret in a-b-x-y Layout. with wide firing angle to optimize engaging aircraft. ( This basicly inGame 203mm DesMoines with Steroid)

The secondary gun composed of 16 of Twin 127mm./54 mark 16 DP gun  and 6 Twin 76mm Gun.

 

The Ship is AA Fortress, imagine it in game. it also have ridiculus, if I must said Huge number of secondaries if its not insult to German Battleship lel. it can have 10 Secondaries Turret pummeling your ships while equivalent of 2 DesMoines Firepower burn your Battleship Shinny aft.

The Armor Schematic of the ship is left in Place, so its assumed its same as the rest of Montana Class

 

this was Murican Biggensk Lads - plain and simple Dakkaa

 

 

footnote :

This was Real Conversion Studies, based on US Bureau of Ship "Spring Style" Book. Vol 4

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Styles_books_(U.S._Navy)

FYI, Spring Style book is used on many WG paper design in USN line. example in vol 1 are Nicholas, Phoenix  Vol 2: were Georgia, Ohio Dallas Vol: 3 were Seattle, Puerto Rico

you can look the publicly available vol 1 and 3 here http://www.shipscribe.com/styles/index.html

also, Apparantly Bureau of Ships (BoS) calculated this ship AA cover is equivalent of 4 Worchester class Cruiser.

 

 

BoS : How much AA for Kentucky ?

Nimitz and King : YES

 

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16 hours ago, FinbarAu said:

We've all had our words about Smolensk, but the quest for new premiums goes on.

The next German ship, a Light Cruiser with less armour, and survivabilitym does not look promising.

If you want a DD, you can get the Sommers, America's answer to the Shimakaze, only with better guns and comparable AA.

However, I am curious what the next BB will be.

I mean, Thunderer looks like a lot of fun, but it's just not a 'Big Stick' in the same way the Yamato is.

So, since most of the top premium BB's are already out and have small guns (looking at you Bourgone),  We need something to keep our attention.

I was trying to work out what they would do next and I wound up on Reddit....

I didn't create this, but it made me laugh....

image.thumb.png.c62434cfc4c2856801bfda408f36a892.png

 

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