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Post subject: My First shipPosted: June 16th, 2011, 9:45 pm
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Here is my first ship it is very in the WIP stage please comment.
It is for a future AU.


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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 16th, 2011, 10:12 pm
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This ship will not work. Although you have made a plce for the funnels, and bridge you have forgotten the engines. Usualy they are behind the funnels, but here you have the third superimposed aft gun turret. This turret with its hoists and magazines don't leave much room for the engines. The situation gets worse because of all those, what appears to be twin 8" gun turrets along the sides, which also need hoists and magazines (preferably below the armour-belt line.
Armour-belt, where is it?
I suggest you'll take a closer look at similar dreadnaughts from the same time era, and ajast your drawing accordingly.

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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 16th, 2011, 10:25 pm
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Ok thats fine but...

The engines are under and to the right of the funnels
And the main mag is under the top two front guns there is a small trolley line running between the main mag and the aft guns.

I might make it longer will that help?


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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 16th, 2011, 10:51 pm
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I'd lose two turrets - one fore and one aft (but leave B superfiring over A and Y superfiring over Z). That should open up enough space to spread out the engines and the bridge Remember your engines are going to be huge on a ship like this.

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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 17th, 2011, 3:29 pm
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I have made her longer and moved the middle two 8" guns.


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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 17th, 2011, 3:55 pm
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maybe this helps a bit:
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these are all real or never build early dreadnoughts. if you compare those with yours, you get what problems there are.

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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 17th, 2011, 4:02 pm
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It is a Super-Dreadnought.

Should I add pom-poms?


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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 17th, 2011, 4:04 pm
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do you know that most super-dreadnoughts had LESS but heavier guns? the name 'super dreadnought' is for battleships that could keep the same speed as the battlecruisers, but with the weapons AND armour of the battleships.

also, is your design WW1 or WW2?

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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 17th, 2011, 4:06 pm
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OH! :oops:

It is for a fictional war.


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Post subject: Re: My First shipPosted: June 17th, 2011, 4:08 pm
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yeah, but what time era? the time era makes how many and what type of weapons, directors and propulsion you use..... simply said, most of your ship.

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