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Rowdy36
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 8:51 am
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Last minute decision to enter, the Melbourne Class Light Cruiser:

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Built by Recherche for Australia to replace wartime losses and prewar cruisers. Delayed considerably due to the end of the war and changing requirements, the original six ship order was reduced to three, and they served most of their lives as escorts for the aircraft carriers HMA Ships Sydney and Canberra. HMAS Adelaide and Darwin were upgraded with Tartar and Sea Cat missiles, but maintained most of their gun armament. The trio saw service and action from the Korean War and the Indonesian Confrontation through to the Vietnam War before being decommissioned as their increased manpower and maintenance requirements were difficult to sustain. HMAS Darwin saw the longest service, being the youngest and most upgraded, but was decommissioned soon after returning from the Falklands War.

HMAS Melbourne
HMAS Adelaide
HMAS Darwin
HMAS Perth (Cancelled)
HMAS Sydney (Cancelled)
HMAS Hobart (Cancelled)

Displacement: 9,000t standard
Length: 174.3m
Beam: 20m
Draft: 5.64
Speed: 31kn
Range: 12,000 at 14kn
Armament:
12 x 5.25in (4x3)
4 x 3in (2x2)
14 x 40mm (7x2)
12 x 21in torpedo tubes (4x3)
Armour:
Main Belt: 4in (102mm)
Upper Belt: 2in (50mm)
Deck: 2.5in (64mm)

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Hood
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 9:19 am
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This has been a very productive challenge with some really great entries.

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MitcheLL300
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 11:33 am
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@charguizard, what an awesome ship!
Any stats on her?

And i spot a colour patern at the main antenna :D

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reytuerto
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 1:49 pm
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Nice cruiser, Rowdy!


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Charguizard
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 2:32 pm
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:oops: Should've gone to sleep last night instead of posting. Anyways, full image with stats added.

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erik_t
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 2:37 pm
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The new image is missing some important layers :)


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Colosseum
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 2:38 pm
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Great work from everyone!

Challenge closes tonight (23:59:59 UTC on March 4). Better get the last entries in quick :)

Tonight after I get home from work I'll put the Google forms poll together and open it up for voting. Note: you must have a valid email address to vote, and you can only vote once ;)

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Charguizard
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 2:43 pm
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sleeping does nothing

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Gollevainen
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 2:49 pm
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Unfortuanetly lots of distractions has pushed me to dely my entry into the last minutes and even Still, my job and dropbox meltdowns has prevented me to properly indulge you with huge walls of text that Im sure everyone of you would have read. These are essentially teasers from my current major AU, which is Still on the progress of defining itself, and I had some other ideas early on which I Felt unable to pursue due my 2nd AU demaning so much of my attention and inspiration.

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Designed as traditional ligth cruisers for Destroyer leaders and independent Sea Denial operation, the 11,000 ton standard displacement Pr.6635B class was designed at follow on to the wartime Pr.6635 class and incorporated lots of lessons learned from the WWII experience. They were armed with 12 152mm/56 guns main battery and 12 100mm/56 DP secondaries and with two sets of torpedoes and complimentary light AA. Two units were build in this configuration, Vladivostok and Lashnyy
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As the arms technology progressed in the first decade of the Cold war, the 6635Bs were marked as potential missile-carriers for taskforce AA escorts and the two later units, Petrosplavosk and Umurchi were fitted with the PV-2 SAM system
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In the later career the Vladivostok and Lashnyy were mofidied as Command cruisers with features of Helicopter carriers when large box hangar and raised helicopter deck for the V-8 Helicopters and antennaes for enchanged communications set

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reytuerto
Post subject: Re: Postwar Gun Cruiser challengePosted: March 4th, 2019, 8:26 pm
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Hi. May I ask about Heuhen´s Kruz cruiser (a big, gun and missile armed vessel)? I can remember that I saw it in the chat (Discord), but I am unable to retrieve it for my archives.


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