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Rowdy36
Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 26th, 2016, 5:42 pm
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And back to WW2 content, the 'new and improved' Balladonia class large cruiser:

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HMRS Balladonia as seen in action against Maddelenian forces in 1942.

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HMRS Albany in the Indian Ocean on convoy escort duties, based out of Cape Town.

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HMRS Balladonia as seen in 1944 operating in Recherche waters with the Home Fleet.

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HMRS Albany in 1945 during the Invasion of Timor.

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HMRS Balladonia in standard '1945' camouflage returning home after the defeat of Japan.

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HMRS Albany as she appeared after modernisation in the 1950's, featuring the updated 4.5" gun turret that entered service just after World War 2.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 26th, 2016, 6:16 pm
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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 26th, 2016, 6:47 pm
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I would agree that the Belladonia class are better than the Graf Spee. But it is difficult to tell.

When were the ships built? (laid down, completed), what sort of armour scheme did the ships have? What sort of date are the 12" from, range, size of shell.

It is good to see a different bridge structure has finally appeared on one of your cruiser sized vessels. Though I thought we might have seen a Sea Slug version.

The drawings themselves and the camo changes are well executed and a credit to your skills.


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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 26th, 2016, 7:37 pm
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Again a great looking ship from your hands Rowdy. :D :D

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 26th, 2016, 8:11 pm
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A particularly interesting take on a Deutschland killer.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 26th, 2016, 8:35 pm
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Great looking ships.


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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 26th, 2016, 10:07 pm
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Outstanding as always.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 27th, 2016, 2:35 am
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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 27th, 2016, 3:19 am
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Attractive, well-drawn cruisers. It'd be interesting to instead consider an A+B layout for Panzerschiffe hunters.


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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: July 27th, 2016, 6:04 am
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Thank you all :)
Krakatoa wrote:
I would agree that the Belladonia class are better than the Graf Spee. But it is difficult to tell.

When were the ships built? (laid down, completed), what sort of armour scheme did the ships have? What sort of date are the 12" from, range, size of shell.
HMRS Balladonia was laid down 1937, completed 1941. HMRS Albany was laid down 1939, completed 1943. 12"/50 guns date from the early 1930's and are a Recherche design influenced by the experimental British 12" from the early 1930's, and would likely be similar to that in terms of Range/shell size (so 950lbs/431kg out to 37,000 yards).

Armour values are:
Main belt: 6"/152mm
Upper belt: 3"/76mm
Deck: 2.8"/71mm
Turrets: 5.5"/140mm
Torpedo bulkhead: 2"/51mm
Conning tower: 5"/127mm
Armour scheme/layout reflects the fact that the RRN consider them to be large cruisers, rather than capital ships, despite their armament.
Krakatoa wrote:
Though I thought we might have seen a Sea Slug version.
I considered it (along with Sea Cat), but I thought it might be a stretch given the age of the ships by the time Sea Slug enters service. I could have another look into it though...

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