Did they really? The latter H class designs were paper studies from what I recall. There are some very significant problems as the guns get bigger. Just the muzzle blast can induce significant own ship damage. Depends on what the opposition was likely to be. If you want a balanced design the US 18" with a superheavy is probably about as big as you can go on a hull of this size.Karl Heidenreich wrote:Legend,
With such a ship and such technology, why stay with 16" guns? The Germans demostrated with their H Class that such a ship could easily carry 18" and 20". Even by 1921 the British already considered their new BB and BC with 20" guns.
By the way, I like the Phalanx.
Phalanx was good for it's time but today I'd go with an advanced Goalkeeper. That 30mm from the A-10 really packs a punch.