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Author:  emperor_andreas [ June 1st, 2019, 12:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

AWESOME!!!

Author:  BB1987 [ June 3rd, 2019, 10:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Haruna as she appeared in February 1944

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Author:  Yqueleden [ June 3rd, 2019, 11:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Superb drawings

Greetings

Author:  Tempest [ June 3rd, 2019, 7:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Whats different between the two BB?

Author:  BB1987 [ June 3rd, 2019, 8:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Tempest wrote: *
Whats different between the two BB?
Between February and October 1944 Haruna?

From bow to stern:
-Two triple 25mm MG mounts added on top of turret 2
-Addition of AA-crew rooms just behind and above the conning tower
-Two triple and two single 25mm MG mounts added on the lower pagoda levels
-Two twin 25mm MG mounts replaced by triples on the lower pagoda levels
-Extended secondary battery platforms
-New sponson for the relocated 60cm signaling searchlight
-Type22 radar set fitted
-Two twin 25mm MG mounts added high on the pagoda
-More AA crew and radar rooms added inside and behind the pagoda
-Various new platforms and solid bulwarks added all over the pagoda bridge, with equipment rearranged
-Flag station raised by one deck
-Two single 25mm MG mounts added on a modified sponson on the back of the pagoda
-Forwardmost two searchlight position replaced by two triple 25mm MG mounts
-AA crew room added between the aforementioned new MG mounts
-Two twin 25mm MG mounts replaced by triples abreast the fore funnel
-Extra platform added on the back of the funnel
-Four single 25mm MG mounts added in place of the 127mm excercise gun
-AA crew room added on the tripod mainmast
-Type13 radar set fitted
-Two triple 25mm MG mounts added abreast the funnels
-Two triple 25mm MG mounts added on the aft superstructure
-Two triple 25mm MG mounts added on top of turret 3
-Two triple 25mm MG mounts added abreast turret 3
-Up to 12 single 25mm MG mounts added around the aircraft handling area
-Airwing reduced to two Aichi E13A
-Radio tower removed from turret 4
-Two triple 25mm MG mounts added on top of turret 4

plus a few more minor things here and there.

Author:  Tempest [ June 3rd, 2019, 8:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Thanks, it is helpful having a description of what the differences are ;)

Author:  BB1987 [ June 3rd, 2019, 9:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Tempest wrote: *
Thanks, it is helpful having a description of what the differences are ;)
I'll eventually add accompaining text for all drawings back on page one.

In the meantime, here is Haruna as she looked in 1941 at the start of the Pacific War:
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Author:  Charybdis [ June 4th, 2019, 4:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Absolutely stunning.

Author:  Hood [ June 5th, 2019, 7:33 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

Such a fantastic series, I've always loved the Kongos and you have certainly done them justice.

Author:  Tempest [ June 5th, 2019, 8:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Japan - Kongo Class Battlecruiser/Fast Battleship

These are brilliant BB.

Was thinking before, will you draw the anti-torpedo nets onto the supports in the early configurations?

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