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destroyers emphasized anti-aircraft firepower more than perhaps any other warship of this type, and their design incorporated a number of new technologies. Twin auto-loading 90mm guns, sextuple torpedo launchers, depth charge launchers, and a cornucopia of 40mm and 20mm anti-aircraft guns were more than enough to get the job done, and these ships continued to serve their country far after the end of the Great War.
OOC: I wanted to be able to use images of the ROCN's incredibly cursed Gearing upgrades, and so decided to make a destroyer class visually similar to the USS Carpenter, a Gearing-class destroyer completed to a modified design that featured, among other things, the rare 3"/70 Mark 26 gun.
of light cruisers were a follow-on to the disastrous failures that were Chevalier-class ships. With improved sea-keeping, reinforced armament, thicker armor, and more competent shipyard management, the Wahoos proved to be a capable cruiser for the Federation Navy. Ten would be completed over the course of the Great War, serving with distinction throughout the conflict.
OOC: I've always liked the asthetics of the American 8" treaty cruisers, so I decided to style the Eusonian vessels off of them. The Wahoo is specifically based on the Northampton class, with a modified hull and (obviously) four smaller triple 6" turrets as opposed to the original's three triple 8" turrets. If the date concerns you, don't worry, the years are slightly different and 1932 in this setting is roughly equivalent to 1944 in real life. Don't ask me why, it was established before I was involved.
of heavy cruisers were based on the design of the preceding Wahoo-class. The design features a larger hull to accommodate a 203mm main armament, as well as a host of small improvements such as an enclosed bridge and relocated aviation facilities. Only four were completed over the course of the war, with the first entering service in 1932.
OOC: Same general motivation as the above, though obviously a heavy cruiser rather than a light cruiser. The Wahoo's design is also inspired by the New Orleans class, especially with its distinctive hangar setup.
of battleships were the only vessels of the type ever constructed in Eusonia, though they were designed with the assistance of Kerthenian engineers. They are also the smallest (by length) to carry 406mm guns, as they were designed to fit within the somewhat cramped drydocks of the Sgaoileadh Naval Yard in Sertheish. This necessitated a lower top speed than contemporary designs, but no expense was spared when it came to the armor protection, anti-aircraft firepower, or sensor suite. Unusually for a battleship, the design of the Mobile-class included a below-deck hangar in the vessel's stern capable of holding three aircraft.
The Mobile is shown here after a refit that replaced her after turret with twin Mk10 Terrier launchers. The ship's secondary battery was also modernized, with each twin 5"/38 turret being replaced by a 76mm Allargato
gun of Serrian manufacture. Each side is controlled by a manual slewing sight mounted in the superstructure, with twin radar antennas creating a return for the turrets to lock on to for precision aiming. Trials proved the system to be surprisingly effective against simulated missile targets, and it is argued by some armchair historians that the Mobile had the world's first gun-based close in weapons system.
OOC: Heh, heh. This is a shitbash through-and-through, deliberately cursed and with a few intentional (and unintentional, I'm sure) design flaws to exacerbate the effect. I've always maintained that the South Dakotas were the best treaty battleships, as far as both performance and appearance is concerned, and decided to see how far I could stretch the design. I probably went too far.
The North Point-class
of aircraft carriers commenced construction shortly after Kerthenia was dragged into the Great War by a Yinshanese attack. A product of the Naval Modernization Program, an initiative to facilitate tactical and technological innovation in a gambit to overcome the significant numerical disadvantage that the KCRN enjoyed at the start of the war, no two ships of the first batch were identical. KCRN Indomitable was the first of the standardized North Points, and as such she came equipped with the most successful of the features trialed on her predecessors. These included bow catapults, a deck-edge elevator, and a conspicuous angled landing deck that allowed her to operate larger aircraft.
OOC: Do it again and again, Colonel Doolittle. An Essex-class capable of operating B-25s thanks to out-of-universe hand-waving and in-universe happenstance. I was too busy trying to figure out if I could, to stop and wonder if I should. Oh and there's an AEW version of dubious feasibility just to rub it in.