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by neil hilton
Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 20752

Re: How would you improve the royal navy

A ship that large would have extreme balance problems. The reason the KGV class did not have the center gun a quad instead of a double, is that during testing and calculations they found that the large center quad would cause stability problems. You would have to increase the hull size to atleast 6...
by neil hilton
Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: How would you improve the Royal Navy
Replies: 114
Views: 20752

Re: How would you improve the royal navy

This would be my design for a battleship (heavy KGV type). 45000 tons. armour scheme as original. 4 quad 14" main armament (16 total). improved machinery to increase speed to 30/31 kts and increase range (in order to keep up with carriers). minimze secondary armament to 2 twin 5.25" per side. increa...
by neil hilton
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Arizona V Royal Oak
Replies: 16
Views: 4449

Re: Arizona V Royal Oak

Arizona has 12 guns compared to 8, in the era before radar and electrical FC more guns is always better, more chances to hit. Like an old sailing ship of the line. However the 15" british guns were very accurate I believe, the same design used in the Queen Elizabeths (Warspite scored a 27000yd hit o...
by neil hilton
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Hypothetical Naval Scenarios
Topic: Richelieu vs KGV
Replies: 101
Views: 19845

Re: Richelieu vs KGV

Regarding KGV versus Richelieu protection design. I believe the KGVs overall design was more advanced, she had thinner deck armour but it was placed higher in the hull (only one deck below the top) and concentrated as a single thickness instead of being spread into three pieces. This gives greater i...