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New Pan-Asian Premium Destroyer (not Siliwangi)

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Basically a Gnevny-class destroyer, or Fushun that has substituted one set of triple torpedo tubes for one more 130-mm B-13 main gun amidships. Though amidships turrents all have questionable effectiveness due to their awkard position which demands showing much broadside to use them, one more gun does mean a 25% increase in gunnery Alpha, though at the cost of halving her torpedo output, like a reversed version of Monaghan currently in game.

Wait, you say why there is the Union Jack flying on her mast? Even for a British warship there should be the White Ensign rather than the national flag...

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In fact these screenshots belong to a recently-made Chinese TV series. This section is intended to portray the Amethyst Incident (also known as the Yangtze Incident in English sources) in April 1949. Despite the details of that incident is readliy available in both Chinese and English language, the producers still used a modified Gnevny (Anshan)-class destroyer's CGI model instead of a proper one of a British Black Swan-class sloop, possibly to reduce costs as three of the four Gnevnys exported to PR China (Anshan, Changchun and Taiyuan) in the 1950s are preserved as museum ships.

In addition, you would notice that the main gun director is facing the wrong direction in all of the screenshots.The guns are aimed to the port, but the director remains facing starboard.

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Actors dressed as Royal Navy sailors at action stations posing around a 37-mm Type 61 AA gun mount. This sequence is clearly live-action, and is presumed to be shot aboard one of the preserved Anshans. Though at least this "version" of HMS Amethyst F116 is portaryed by a small warship, and thus, much better than some of the earlier works, for example this following one...

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The original caption in yellow fonts reads "Yangtze River, British heavy cruiser HMS Amethyst".

Such a glaring factual error has sparked many inspiration for Photoshop works.

The Amethyst Incident has a profound and lasting impact on the national psyche of modern China, though that would be a topic too long and complex to fully explain here.

Anyway, thanks for your reading, if this article has any readers besides its author who is suffering from insomnia.

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We already have a Gnevny Pan Asian clone as a premium ship. The Anshan which imho, works well as a T6 DD.

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3 hours ago, Taipan17 said:

We already have a Gnevny Pan Asian clone as a premium ship. The Anshan which imho, works well as a T6 DD.

This one has one more 130-mm main gun at the cost of one of her torpedo tube sets. Check the first and the third picture more closely and you can find an amidships gun facing to the front, while an ordinary Gnevny has only 4 guns in an AB-XY position.

Though this is in fact a modelling error which exact cause remains a mystery to me. Perhaps the team mixed up a Soviet Gnevny and an American Fletcher: flush-deck configuration and amidships gun turrent from Fletcher, but all the components: guns, director and superstructure are all taken from Gnevny...

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