TimothyC showed me an image of an update of the iowa class using VLS, drawing name BBG 9600. myself being an long time attacker of VLS on battleships (though mostly because of the place some people put them
) and because of the fact that there were goalkeepers on the drawing, I got interested and about 48 hours later I had completed these drawings.
the drawings showed 2 possible 5in guns, twin 5''54 in the original turrets or single 5''/62 in an turret that looked like an small Mk 71 (from above, I have no sideviews)
instead of 8 ABL's this design had 2 32cell VLS blocks. two of the 6 remaining 5in turrets were replaced by an set of 40mm single rapid fire guns and 25mm chain guns. the phalanxes were replaced by goalkeepers.
the source of the image was dreadnought consulting, which I found out, by an link of voyager989, to be Richard A Landgraff. (http://www.navweaps.com/index_tech/default2_bioRL.htm
) fair enough, he seems to be someone who knows what he is talking about, although I seriously doubt if the goalkeeper positions would be ideal.
I have also upgraded the FCS, as TimothyC and Colosseum pointed out on the IRC that it was quite unlikely the FCS system would be suitable for another 15-20 years of service. I chose to replace her with the Mk 86 FCS (2 sets of it actually) because I consider it reliable for every kind of weapon, even up to missiles in the VLS (interestingly, with Mk 86, the ships could fire SM-1MR or SM-2MR(most likely) but not NSSM.)
the alternative would have been the burkes gunfire control system.
anyways, you guys came here for the drawings of an VLS Iowa class. here are the drawings.