Author Topic: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 14557 times)

Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: December 02, 2012, 03:08:31 AM »
What about some underwater & flying Yamato  ? :)



"Super Atragon" anime also features very nice airplane designs :)

« Last Edit: December 02, 2012, 05:11:40 AM by artoor_k »
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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: December 02, 2012, 04:19:39 AM »
err...hot linking doesn't always work
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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2012, 05:12:45 AM »
err...hot linking doesn't always work

Sorry , now linking corrected.
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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2012, 06:32:27 AM »
Oh yeah!
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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2014, 02:27:40 AM »
Don't ask about the source...


All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2014, 02:51:29 AM »
Yeah, those who think me a whackjob would HATE to read that guy. LOL :p

Particularly with no way to recover those three Hornets in the fantail hangars... remember, even the fanatical Hitlerjugend said "um, We Don't Think So" to the idea of one-way-trips.

Offline mrvr6

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: April 14, 2014, 03:17:29 AM »
1200 feet 16 x 20" guns







im considering deleting the funnels and making it a 60s nuke powered monster

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: April 14, 2014, 03:28:37 AM »
Don't ask about the source...





If I were captain of such a ship (not every going to happen, but...) The first thing I would say is get those _________ tanks off my ship!!!

Offline Volkodav

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: April 14, 2014, 08:55:43 AM »
Don't ask about the source...





Yes saw that on the original site after a google picture search, mmm.... best not go there I required mind bleach afterwards and I don't like doing that to often.  The first mention of Gavin should have been enough warning to me to stop reading!
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Offline kerick

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2014, 12:31:09 AM »
I've read some of the "Gavin" fanatics stuff. That term is a good warning sign.

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2014, 01:50:37 AM »
Yeah, dude makes Michael Savage at his foaming-at-the-mouth worst seem rational... O.O

There a few nuggets of good ideas in the mix, but they're like wading through the sewers to find a diamond ring.

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: April 15, 2014, 05:56:08 AM »
There has to be a few points of truth to make the rest of it even plausible to the ear of some folks. Works on nearly every subject too. Except whiffery, we know there is no truth there, just fun!

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: April 15, 2014, 06:00:56 AM »
Not quite... I've tried to keep my WHIFs as "this could ACTUALLY be built given parts and budget", other than fast-forwarding a little on Artificial Intelligence (ok, a LOT on Human Level AI) and Adaptive Camouflage.

Don't get me wrong, I'm as big of a fan of heavy Naval Gunfire Support as anybody, but that joker gives Battleship Fanboys a VERY Bad Name.

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: April 15, 2014, 06:38:44 AM »
Don't ask about the source...




*cringe* that aft turret looks rather less than fully functional with two flight decks; I'd argue for replacing it with a suitably sized VLS capability.  As 'tis, it's an example of gratuitous overkill and not well thought out as a large arc of fire for the rear turret is blocked and I'd hate to think of what the shock impacts from the rear turret firing would do to the aircraft in or on that hanger.  Interesting concept, barring the turret, reminds me of some of the FACES II concepts, but poor development.

What could get very interesting is a FACES II conversion for a Montana-class or, for the RN, an equivalent conversion for HMS Vanguard if she'd been retained in storage instead of being scrapped in 1960.

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Re: Battleship Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: April 15, 2014, 10:27:50 AM »
The whole flight deck and hanger arrangement looks as if it has just been dropped onto the unmodified BB model and could just as simply be lifted off again. 

As far as BB modernisations go I like the ideas people were presenting on my KGV thread with Mk13s replacing secondary armament rather than the big guns improving the ships defences (and offensive) capability and retaining the reason to keep the BBs at all the big guns.  The UK designs with their mid ships hangers and secondary armament positions / magazines would have been great for various air defence, anti-ship, anti-submarine and surface attack missiles.  If fewer big guns were needed then supress the after turrets for more missiles of simply for a very large hanger and flight deck for lots of Helos, ASW, attack, assault, troop accommodation etc.