You don't have the volume forward to fit both the VLS, the large Side Scan sonar and have a wavepiercing bow.
Yeah I do. It's got a lot of beam at the waterline.
Now, you know my opinion of that type of bow, but in this case you have an additional problem. VLS cells are not 100% watertight and missiles doesn't like water.
Well, submarines are equipped with specialized VLS cells. So if necessary, they can just put something like those on there instead.
Your anchor doesn't clear the hull, so It'll knock a whole through it going down.
The most forward gun or two is likely to be inoperable due to water getting into the mount. At the very least you're looking at a serious reduction in maintenance intervals.
The freeboard is too high for that. In heavy seas it might be a problem though. I can just say it's water-tight though. Afterall, it's not an existing system.
Domed turrets, assuming they are armoured, doesn't really work.
I explained that in my second post. It's for continuous curvature, for mitigating it's radar cross-section. It was either that, or a giant box shaped turret similar to what the 155mm AGS system uses. I favored the dome approach.
And no, there is no armor
on this ship. None. Except for similar kevlar protection, like what the Arleigh Burke's have (splinter protection).
Armor is obsolete really. Unless you wanted to do some insane approach using explosive reactive armors.
They made sense back in the 1880-90 when they started popping up, because combat ranges were as short as they were. However they were all abandoned once battleranges started to increase since they pretty much guaranteed that an incoming AP shell would hit it at the optimum angle.
Nothing like that. I just needed the turrets flush with the hull as much as possible.
The Forward SPYski plates interferes with the turrets, and so does the torpedoes. Torpedoes that are likely to land on deck if launched in bad weather btw.
I may move them. But they'll clear the deck from there. Especially if I use steam catapults or something equally weird.
You secondary guns are going to suffer from barrel droop, badly.
Those are just Pzh 2000 barrels from the part's sheets, with my own added muzzle-brakes on the end. I didn't lengthen them aside from that. lol.
But there's been longer barrels tested and used in service before. So barrel droop doesn't make any sense.
Your RBU launchers are unable to engage anything from that position.
If you can make a valid argument for that, I'll move them.
The two arm launchers pretty much have to be single shot since there's no space for a magazine up there.
They're retractable. The magazine for them wouldn't be real big aside from that.
Your underwater Torpedo tubes won't fit where you've placed them, they'll overlap.
I may move them. But they are angled out from the hull at sharp angles.
Not that it makes much difference. Anything launched aft will be sucked into the screw and anything going forward will be "blinded" by the bow noise
That's foolish. If that was the case modern ships would have their above-deck launched torpedoes suffer the same fate. They're too far away for that anyways. Modern submarines usually have to slow down somewhat to launch their torpedoes, to prevent them from running the torpedoes over as they swim out of the tube.
Your sonar operators won't be much better of either.
Wouldn't be any worse than any other ship. Carriers have sonar. And they aren't even designed to be quiet. This is a ship that is designed to be quiet.
Unless the Azipods are drop-downs then they won't work there. The are likely to get da0aged by any number of things.
Lastly, I don't think there's a nuclear reactor in the world powerful enough to power this ship for long.
And, this ship is 20 ft shorter than a Nimitz class carrier, and even more shorter than the Enterprise class. Both of which are nuclear powered.