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Post subject: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 25th, 2015, 8:38 pm
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Hi everyone,

this time I had a go at a very peculiar version of the somewhat infamous "H-class" battleship.
My drawing depicts an early design draft (dated 1937/38) as found in the excellent "Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815-1945" by Erich Gröner.

Going through the above mentioned book, the strange stem always sparked my interest. The reason behind it is unknown to me and the text doesn`t mention it. It is a bit reminiscent of a bow torpedo tube of WW 1 vintage, but it's position is too deep in the hull for that.
Maybe some of the more knowledgeable members can solve this little mistery?

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Does anybody happen to know where to get this plan in a reasonable quality?
http://www.modellschlachtschiffe.de/img ... h-plan.jpg

Thanks!


H1937/38 (my own designation)
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H1938 (my own designation)
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H1939
Displacement: 62.497 tons
Length: 277,8 m
Propulsion: 165.000 shp
Speed: 30,0 kn
Main-armament: 8 x 40,6 cm
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H 1940A
Displacement: 65.600 tons
Length: 282,9 m
Propulsion: 230.000 shp
Speed: 32,2 kn
Main-armament: 6 x >40,6 cm
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H 1940B
Displacement: 70.000 tons
Length: 299,8 m
Propulsion: 240.000 shp
Speed: 32,3 kn
Main-armament: 8 x >40,6 cm
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H 1941
Displacement: 74.803 tons
Length: 282,0 m
Propulsion: 165.000 shp
Speed: 28,8 kn
Main-armament: 8 x 42 cm
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Thanks for looking
-maomatic-


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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 25th, 2015, 8:52 pm
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Very nice work!

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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 25th, 2015, 9:13 pm
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Looks very good Maomatic.


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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 25th, 2015, 9:26 pm
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Wow! Fantastic! :D Excellent work Maomatic :)

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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 25th, 2015, 10:05 pm
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Wow! Amazing work!


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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 25th, 2015, 10:18 pm
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Brilliant drawing Maomatic, it certainly is reminiscent of a bow torpedo tube.

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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 26th, 2015, 1:09 am
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Yaaaaay!

Maomatic's doing the H-class!

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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 26th, 2015, 8:41 am
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This is absolutely fantastic. I think probably many folks have been waiting for this to appear given all the super-H AU BBs we've seen over the years.

I've no idea what the funny stem part is for, I've looked back at Groner and I wonder if its some kind of centreline trim or manoeuvring aid? It's not a bow rudder but I wonder if it was some kind of fixed part to aid docking?
Could be some kind of beaching/ ramming guard? Or perhaps something that might have been meant as an efficiency aid follow tank testing of model hullforms?

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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 26th, 2015, 12:34 pm
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To quote Daniel Bryan's chant: YES!...YES!...YES!

EPIC work, my friend...I can't wait to see the other versions of the H-type design! I know you'll do them justice!

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Post subject: Re: Germany - H Class BattleshipPosted: April 26th, 2015, 1:39 pm
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Beautiful work Maomatic

Might be too do with efficiency and reducing yaw in seas

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