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#21 Marek Tucan

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 0107 AM

She is in the "what if built and upgraded" to fit the tier. The secondaries look probably taken from the Lion design. I mean it would be logical for RN to replace 8x2 6" LA with 8x2 5.25" HA. In any case something big bad was needed and having two Lions would have been boring... And G3 or N3 would play rather uncomfortably with the gun placement :)
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Posted 06 June 2017 - 0201 AM

Makes sense. Same 5.25" guns just different turrets. At least they look different but that could be the small screen of the phone.
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Posted 28 June 2017 - 1350 PM

More toys!

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 1527 PM

Yes! Ship! Bellerophon!


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 1634 PM

I wonder if the Orion upgrade will move the foremast... AFAIK placing the mast behind the first smokestack did not really work that well once ship was underway ;)

Then again the mainmast top on Dreadnought and Bellerophons also had to be pretty bad place to be :)


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#26 Allan Wotherspoon

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 2246 PM

Any idea when we might see another Royal Navy destroyer?  The Campbeltown is pretty limited.  An A-I leader or one of the late war Ca or Cr class war emergency DD's would make a good mid tier premium to hold us over till the full RN destroyer line is released.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 0038 AM

HMS Gallant is right now in testing. She looks cute :)
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Posted 29 June 2017 - 0237 AM

I wonder if the Orion upgrade will move the foremast... AFAIK placing the mast behind the first smokestack did not really work that well once ship was underway ;)

Then again the mainmast top on Dreadnought and Bellerophons also had to be pretty bad place to be :)

 

Dreadnought was attached to a group of destroyers at Dover for this reason I gather. The smoke interfered with observation from the mast, all the other Dreadnoughts supposedly could operate in the line of battle because they didnt have this issue.

 

Something I picked up from the Distant Guns -Jutland forums, ive no idea if its true or not.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 1317 PM

Something new for today... :)

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 2303 PM

HMS Gallant is right now in testing. She looks cute :)

HMS Glowworm would have been a better choice.  Better known ship than Gallant.


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 0128 AM

You have plenty of historically significant ships in the G and H classes. Glowworm would probably have to be a tier higher though, what with her quintuple tubes... And moreover Gallant took part in the Operation Dynamo :)


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 0547 AM

Glowworm would need a ramming bonus though. ^_^  But......HMS Hardy! HMS Kelly!


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 0919 AM

You have plenty of historically significant ships in the G and H classes. Glowworm would probably have to be a tier higher though, what with her quintuple tubes... And moreover Gallant took part in the Operation Dynamo :)

Was that a hint that the release of Gallant is tied in with the upcoming release of the movie Dunkirk???

 

What tier are they looking at for Gallant, V or VI?


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 1007 AM

Gallant by Aerroon 


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Posted 30 June 2017 - 1346 PM

And the award for the "Strangest WI Modernisation" goes too .... HMS Iron Duke for putting 4" DP guns and a ton of Pom-Poms on her, while retaining the 6" guns mounted in the forward lower hull. :)

Though in terms of total strangeness ... Graf Zeppelin? That thing would have been horrible IRL. Did WG redesign, modernize and rebuilt it? ;)
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Posted 30 June 2017 - 1608 PM

 

You have plenty of historically significant ships in the G and H classes. Glowworm would probably have to be a tier higher though, what with her quintuple tubes... And moreover Gallant took part in the Operation Dynamo :)

Was that a hint that the release of Gallant is tied in with the upcoming release of the movie Dunkirk???

 

What tier are they looking at for Gallant, V or VI?

 

She was tested and hinted as VI :) 

 

And the award for the "Strangest WI Modernisation" goes too .... HMS Iron Duke for putting 4" DP guns and a ton of Pom-Poms on her, while retaining the 6" guns mounted in the forward lower hull. :)

Though in terms of total strangeness ... Graf Zeppelin? That thing would have been horrible IRL. Did WG redesign, modernize and rebuilt it? ;)

Hey, happened to Warspite as well :) Plus that looks better than the weird flat mounts for 4" on Queen Elizabeth :)

 

As for GZ, do not forget we made work 15cm on Zerstorers, heck, we managed to make Duca d'Aosta's work with the high velocity shells and accurate enough ;)


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 0426 AM

Warspite has them midships, doesn't she? Though forward mounting might be the better option after all. The casemates will be under water so often that ammo fires a'la HMS Malaya can be ruled out. 😆
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Posted 01 July 2017 - 0723 AM

Warspite's start a bit further aft, true, but even Iron Duke's are at about the same position other dreadnoughts had the secondaries they kept - the "extremely wet" ones were usually lower and ahead of the A turret.


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 1540 PM

I prefer my Iron Duke to be clean and uncluttered by extra embellishments. :(


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 1601 PM

Now that you mention it I noticed that Billy Ruffian has his in the central superstructure on the level of the upper(?) gundeck, so does Orion. Iron Duke has hers one deck below that? ... Wait, it was the Americans with the end and low mounted secondaries! *slapsforehead*


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