Yeah I know, long time no see. I have been busy with school and been playing around with my old designs. Now that I am older I am seeing problems that I couldn't have imagined before.
One of these little quandaries is the fact that my "Armored Citadel" is narrower than the spacing of the outer propellers, or in simpler words the outer props are to the left and right of the "Armored Citadel". The turbines are within this defense network. This means my shafts either have to angled the whole way (resulting in them being angled away from the centerline, and hydrodynamic nightmare?) or have a coupler somewhere inside so they are coming straight out (is a coupler on a big ship a nightmare and potentially a major hazard due to torque?).
All the shafts I have seen, for instance, the Nimitz pictures and Yamato models, appear very straight out of the hull. Also I see many line drawings with the shafts heading DOWNWARD from the hull... that isnt relevant to my horizontal spacing issue... but it is a curious design.
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