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Title: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 27, 2014, 02:12:05 AM
Merging Bismarck and Wisconsin. I particularly love germanized turrets  :)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Bismarck-Winsconsin.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Bismarck-Winsconsin.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: finsrin on January 27, 2014, 05:14:04 PM
Dunno how you do it, each one is "right".
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 28, 2014, 07:46:30 AM
Thank you!
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 28, 2014, 09:17:59 PM
This is, more or less, my idea about a post WWII Battleship, equipped with guns and missiles. Perhaps with nuclear capability.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Scharnhorst-Moskva.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Scharnhorst-Moskva.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: GTX_Admin on January 29, 2014, 02:44:25 AM
 :)
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: taiidantomcat on January 29, 2014, 07:57:53 AM
Really really cool stuff!! Hope to see more!
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: finsrin on January 29, 2014, 11:18:20 AM
Yes, cool stuff  8)
What would those 18 circle things on each side of superstructure be ?
Vertical launch for ?
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 29, 2014, 12:34:38 PM
^^^^
I do not know. It is in Moskva's drawing. Deep charges, maybe ???
My drawing is mainly based on Scharnhost and Moskva, at same scale.
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: kim margosein on January 31, 2014, 09:35:52 AM
Properly, the Bismarck should be merged with the North Dakota class, not Wisconsin. ;D
Title: Re: ysimaniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 04, 2014, 04:06:27 AM
Two studies about alternative WWI, based on evolved Iron Duke.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/iron_duke_altWWI.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/iron_duke_altWWI.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 04, 2014, 04:09:24 AM
Upgunned Hood

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/hood_1944.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/hood_1944.jpg.html)
Based upon an original image by Thomas Schmid
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 06, 2014, 02:12:00 PM
Toying with Hood and Nelson

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Hood-Nelson.png) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Hood-Nelson.png.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 27, 2014, 04:37:25 AM
Studies for WWI GB

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/NelsonCarrier01.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/NelsonCarrier01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 27, 2014, 04:40:45 AM
Hipper class was bigger and heavier than Graf Spee class...
Why not 11inch guns? >:(
Why not like Scharnhorst? 8)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/hipper_11in.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/hipper_11in.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 28, 2014, 05:03:37 AM
What if HMS Belfast were a Battlecruiser?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/HMSBelfast_15in.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/HMSBelfast_15in.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/HMS_Belfast_15in.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/HMS_Belfast_15in.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: dy031101 on May 28, 2014, 05:41:29 AM
Hipper class was bigger and heavier than Graf Spee class...
Why not 11inch guns? >:(

Hell yeah.  :)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 28, 2014, 12:52:52 PM
USS North Scharnhorst :) compared with USS North Carolina

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/USS_Scharnhorst.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/USS_Scharnhorst.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: Volkodav on May 28, 2014, 08:11:06 PM
Or an 8" heavy cruiser with four twin turrets or two twins and two triples or even three triples.  Multiple 4.5" UD DP mounts in place of 4" is a must.
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 29, 2014, 01:58:40 AM
^^^^^^
Which are you speaking about?
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: Volkodav on May 29, 2014, 07:54:02 AM
Belfast
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 25, 2015, 03:40:47 PM
Some more inspiration for the new Floaty GB

HMS Repulse with new bow

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Repulse_newbow.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Repulse_newbow.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 25, 2015, 03:43:18 PM
Moskva + Long Beach

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/long-beach-moskva.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/long-beach-moskva.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: finsrin on January 25, 2015, 04:31:15 PM
Moskva + Long Beach     Heck of a combo :)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: dy031101 on January 26, 2015, 11:59:26 AM
Moskva + Long Beach     Heck of a combo :)

I agree  :)

But the field of fire for amidship SAM launchers......  :-\
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 02, 2015, 04:19:45 AM
Land Sovremenny

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/land_sovremenny.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/land_sovremenny.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 03, 2015, 02:16:34 AM
I love it! :)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 03, 2015, 05:49:06 AM
Land Nagato

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/land_nagato.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/land_nagato.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: Tophe on February 04, 2015, 01:49:07 AM
dear ysi_maniac, usually I don't visit naval topics (I like only aircraft) but the current Floaty GB made me come here and see. And what a great surprise! :-* Your mix of ship and tank(s) made me dream of a similar Lightning flying boat! Thanks a lot! And congratulations again for this idea of yours! ;)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 04, 2015, 02:41:36 AM
^^^^^
anxious to see your ideas. ::) ???
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: Tophe on February 04, 2015, 01:37:43 PM
Fortunately, I found in my collection a P-38 already with caterpillar landing gear, so it has been easy to draw the one with a flying boat hull you made me dream of. Thanks again!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v670/Tophe2712/r_P38eclairK_aay_zps1ehuwdad.jpg)
Do you think tandem wings would improve the weight centering?
And how many thousands would have been ordered by the US Marines in 1943? ;)

EDIT: I continue on my Floaty topic http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5139.0 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5139.0)
Here is special for your own wonderful creations. Thanks again!
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 05, 2015, 06:18:24 AM
 :) :) :) :) ;)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ericr on February 05, 2015, 06:46:36 AM
Land Sovremenny




it recalls me this one (who is the author again?) : I have a plan of trying to make something like it, sometimes ...
and please note the floaty things on top of it ...

(http://hawkdog.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/cyclopcarrier.jpg)

Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: elmayerle on February 05, 2015, 11:11:03 AM
That's clearly Stan Mott's work; I'd recognize it anywhere.
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 05, 2015, 11:52:54 AM
What a wonder! :-*
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 26, 2016, 02:26:56 PM
What if HMS Warspite were updated to continue working for years, and years, and ...

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/hms-warspite-upgrade.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/hms-warspite-upgrade.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on April 30, 2016, 03:51:54 PM
What if HMS Royal Sovereign was never returned from Soviet Union but upgraded there.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/arkhangelsk_upd.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/arkhangelsk_upd.jpg.html)

New bits come from Sverdlov cruiser.
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 04, 2016, 05:18:14 PM
Moskva + Long Beach     Heck of a combo :)

I agree  :)

But the field of fire for amidship SAM launchers......  :-\

They can turn sideways. :D
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 04, 2016, 05:22:48 PM
What if USS Arizona with USS New Mexico's clipper bow?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Arizona_upd.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Arizona_upd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 21, 2016, 04:41:09 AM
What if HMS Vanguard had the RIGHT turrets (in the HMS Lion way)?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/HMS_VanguardLion.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/HMS_VanguardLion.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 21, 2016, 04:54:26 AM
Some years ago I got a junk Trumpeter 1/350 Sovremenny soviet destroyer. She had not hull, but the other parts look very nice: superstructure, turrets, missiles ... So I am thinking in buying one of those old Frog/Novo/... 1/415 HMS Tiger to combine pieces. I like result of my study. And you?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Sovremenny_Tiger_scaleorama.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Sovremenny_Tiger_scaleorama.jpg.html)

Later I would consider a more 'soviet' bow.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Sovremenny_Tiger_scaleorama_1.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Sovremenny_Tiger_scaleorama_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 22, 2016, 01:53:38 AM
Idem with Revell USS Long Beach's hull

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Sovremenny_LongBeach.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Sovremenny_LongBeach.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 27, 2016, 04:46:04 AM
Up gunned County class

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/UpGunCounty.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/UpGunCounty.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: Logan Hartke on May 27, 2016, 05:05:13 AM
That is very pretty.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 27, 2016, 12:03:34 PM
A few days ago I read something about a 180 mm soviet naval gun project. Does any of know anything?

In Sovremenny and Kirov.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Kirov_180mm.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Kirov_180mm.jpg.html)

In a shortened KIrov

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Kirov_short.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Kirov_short.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: Volkodav on May 27, 2016, 09:14:56 PM
Agreed the up gunned County looks very nice.

Been thinking what may look ok and be a bit of a play on actual events, would be a British cruiser front with a pair of Mk26 6", Tiger superstructure, topped off by a Type 984 radar and a Long Beach aft and mid section, including Talos, the nuclear propulsion system and provision for Polaris.  Same concept that saw Dreadnought being built with basically a Skipjack rear and the R class with their US missile sections. 

These ships could have started out planned as the UKs nuclear deterrent instead of the Polaris submarines and evolved into flag and fleet air defence ships with the Polaris spaces used for Tartar.  thinking of doing something along this line with a Revell Tiger, Shapeways  backdate conversion and a Dragon Long Beach
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 28, 2016, 03:28:06 AM
A few days ago I read something about a 180 mm soviet naval gun project. Does any of know anything?



What era?  Possible naval version of S-23 (http://weaponsystems.net/weaponsystem/DD03%20-%20S-23.html)?
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on January 23, 2018, 06:49:12 PM
What if HMS Iron Duke received same treatement as Ise/Hyuga?

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/IronDukeHybrid.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/IronDukeHybrid.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on February 21, 2018, 03:29:23 AM
Icebreaker Warspite and Arkhangelsk

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Icebreaker_Warspite_RoyalSovereign.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Icebreaker_Warspite_RoyalSovereign.jpg.html)

Armed Arktika class

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Armed_Arktika.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Armed_Arktika.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: john_matthews129 on February 21, 2018, 01:59:43 PM
:smiley:

GReat work, as always!
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 02, 2018, 08:57:53 AM
^^^^ Thanks!
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 02, 2018, 08:59:16 AM
A RW project: Scharnhorst/Gneisenau with 15 inch guns. Original and upgunned.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/scharnhorst_15inch.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/scharnhorst_15inch.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 03, 2018, 01:42:33 AM
 :smiley:

What about a post war version updated with helicopter deck and missiles?
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: Modelnut53 on March 03, 2018, 04:59:21 PM
Always thought the Yamato would suit an American style weapons upgrade given that it already had a hanger deck at the rear.  Would make a great whif.
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 07, 2018, 03:40:48 AM
With this drawing I try to figure out how to trasform a Pola class cruiser into a design of an italian compact battleship that appears in page 237 of 'The Complete Encyclopedia of Battleships and Battlecruisers' by Tony Gibbons.
https://www.amazon.es/Complete-Encyclopedia-Battleships-Technical-Directory/dp/B000N385OW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1520365194&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=encycopedia+battleships+gibbons (https://www.amazon.es/Complete-Encyclopedia-Battleships-Technical-Directory/dp/B000N385OW/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1520365194&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=encycopedia+battleships+gibbons)

Displacement: 27,000 tons
Length: 190 m
Main armament: 6 x 15in

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/ItalCompactBattleship.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/ItalCompactBattleship.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 11, 2018, 09:13:52 PM
I found first profile in the internet marked as HMS Barham. I think that its bow is fictional. Am I right? Anyway I like mentioned bow and grafted it in HMS Warspite and HMS Royal Sovereign.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/Barham_Warspite_RoyalSovereign.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/Barham_Warspite_RoyalSovereign.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 21, 2018, 01:08:50 AM
US FlyingBattleship 1st iteration

USS Massachusetts 1/720 + P-38 1/72

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/FlyingBattleship_US01.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/FlyingBattleship_US01.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ericr on March 21, 2018, 05:37:17 PM
oh la la !   :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

I once tried something alike (in 3D) with a B-24 and an aircraft carrier (but imgur seems to refuse my attempts at loading an image ...)



Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 22, 2018, 11:16:21 AM
US FlyingBattleship 2nd iteration. The definitive WEAPON

USS Massachusetts 1/720 + P-38 1/72 + M10 1/72 (tracked modules must be considered as bogies)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/FlyingBattleship_US02.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/FlyingBattleship_US02.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ericr on March 23, 2018, 05:56:16 AM

absolutely grand

and the twin-boom P-38 should appeal strongly to Tophe


might make use of an air escort

(https://imgur.com/ifAStVT.jpg)

(https://imgur.com/VPLLFPt.jpg)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on March 25, 2018, 04:13:54 AM
Love your concept
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2018, 06:50:13 AM

thanks, I was inspired by this :

(http://static.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Reverse-Aircraft-Carrier.jpg)

Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 25, 2018, 05:49:11 PM
Must try to build that some day
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ericr on March 25, 2018, 08:54:39 PM
Must try to build that some day

I have  a 1/400 Gharles De Gaulle in my stash ... and quite a few seaplanes ...
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: elmayerle on March 25, 2018, 09:57:59 PM

thanks, I was inspired by this :

([url]http://static.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Reverse-Aircraft-Carrier.jpg[/url])

You have to love Stan Mott's work.
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 13, 2018, 12:11:31 AM
Reaching the limits of submarine.

Submarine Battleship. in a certain way it could be like a 'BIG' Surcouf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Surcouf (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_submarine_Surcouf)

Submarine Aircraft Carrier.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/submarine_carrier_battleship.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/submarine_carrier_battleship.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 13, 2018, 12:12:33 AM
First approach to Submarine Aircraft Carrier and Battleship. These are based on 2 bottom KGV hulls (remain of waterline cutting) glued together.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/SubAcCarrier.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/SubAcCarrier.jpg.html)

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/SubBattleship.jpg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/SubBattleship.jpg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 29, 2018, 04:29:38 AM
Two approaches to super Graf Spee

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/SuperGrafSpee.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/SuperGrafSpee.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: ysi_maniac's Naval drawings
Post by: ysi_maniac on June 17, 2018, 06:30:54 PM
Alternative main artillery for Bismarck.

Insert: What I considered turrets could look with all big guns german designers considered during WWII, they also considered 2 gun turrets only.

In this line, I envisaged posibilities to intall them on a Bismarck hull. 15 inch is included for comparison purposes.

(http://i1080.photobucket.com/albums/j340/ysi_maniac/drawShips/bismarck_AltGun.jpeg) (http://s1080.photobucket.com/user/ysi_maniac/media/drawShips/bismarck_AltGun.jpeg.html)