Sexiest Warships Ever Built

Discussion in 'Full Scale' started by AdmiralBangerBang, Jan 23, 2018.

  1. AdmiralBangerBang

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    Dunkerque is good looking from the front, but that stubby butt kills it.
     
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    A stubby stern can be a good thing for battle though as it can allow more down angle on srern cannons where a long gracefull stern can cover up a tripple set and make it shoot almost level.
     
  3. buttsakauf

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    I like the balance of Tennessee. It almost shuns elegance for a female body builder approach. Attractive, impressive even, but not for everyone. You my friend have an eye for aesthetics. And finer things of an older vintage:). Gotta love those armored cruisers!
     
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    Armored cruisers to me look like 1920s Ocean liners with some battleship caliber guns on them. not sure if i love or hate them.
     
  5. Anachronus

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    They are definitely a niche. For the turn of the 20th century they made sense but by WW1 turbines made them obsolete. German WW1 battle cruisers were on the right track but really HMS Hood is the first replacement for them. The first fast battleship.
     
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    Hood would have been great in 1916, but hard capped AP shells rendered her triple layer deck and citadel armor useless.
     
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    No doubt. One of the drawbacks of the Washington treaty was that ships were faced with technologies that did not exist when they were designed.
     
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    Except those new American treaty warships. South Dakota would wreck any other treaty ship.
     
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    That is what I meant. A pre-treaty ship (Hood) especially one in need of re-fit was not really fit to fight a post treaty trip (especially one that fudged the figures a bit.

    Now if Hood had gotten her refit the results may have been different. Or maybe not the Goddess Fortuna played a big role in long range gunnery.
     
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    The RN still thought layered armor worked. If they had thought otherwise she would have gotten it earlier.
     
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    I need to reread my Friedman and Burt. One or the other has a pretty good discussion on Hood's planned refit. They went thick for Nelson/Rodney and KGV.
     
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    Yes because they were battleships. The RN were firm in their belief that "SPEED IS ARMOR"
     
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    [​IMG] arleigh burke my favourite ship very macho ship
     
  14. SteveT44

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    If your looking at modern ships, my vote goes to the Dutch Sigma's

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  15. Kotori87

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    Bah, you and your modern warships. All fancy swoopy lines and sharp edges. Not enough guns, and not enough funnels. And such pitiful masts! Why, they don't even have fighting tops. Behold, I present the most beautiful battleship, the Mikasa:
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    They just don't make 'em like they used to...
     
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    You and your soft spot:) it is a fantastic vessel
     
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    Modern shipswise, I love the Nimitz classs. The grand old ladies
     
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    Combining the old with the new, USS Zumwalt is a sight to behold!
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    that picture is missing the tow cable and tug needed to get her underway
     
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  20. buttsakauf

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    No way... that is full power trials. After dozens of millions spent to get it out there and throw band aids on things:whistling:. I know a few things about that dynamic. I’m stationed on LCS-2:(. AKA... building 2 pier 5 Naval Base San Diego, lol. We are 6months into trying to get to sea. 2 years tied up. It is contractor permeated misery.