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Poll: Oyodo Hot or Not? (45 members have cast votes)

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  1. Hot (26 votes [57.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 57.78%

  2. Not (14 votes [31.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 31.11%

  3. Bacon (Bacon means you're impartial) (5 votes [11.11%] - View)

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dseehafer #1 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:34 PM

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Greetings all,

 

The game goes as the title suggests, do you think the ship is good looking or not? This is, of course, all a matter of opinion but the outcome will hopefully tell us whether most people think X ship is Hot or Not!

 

People are always gawking over good looking ships like Scharnhorst, Iowa, and Littorio so we'll avoid those and focus on other ships.

 

It's about time we did a Japanese ship, today's HoN's will be dedicated to Japanese vessels. Second up is Oyodo, a scout cruiser built using the old 155mm turrets from the Mogamis as her main battery. Unfortunately, very few pictures exist of this ship, which is why I've included a few drawings and paintings.

 

Please cast your votes based purely on looks. Try not to let history, design or national biases influence your vote. :)

 

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Edited by dseehafer, 15 May 2017 - 08:59 PM.

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BrushWolf #2 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:42 PM

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Not, the large deck house aft of the stack looks like it was stolen from a tug.

  

 

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lron_Dog_of_Jutland #3 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:43 PM

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Hot!!! I like most of the Japanese cruisers!

MrDeaf #4 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

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longest seaplane catapult, and largest box. hot

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Battlecruiser_Tiger #5 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

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Not. I can't stand the hangar. 

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Lert #6 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:46 PM

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I actually like it.

(Above stats not guaranteed accurate. I'm a supertester and test ships don't always register correctly)

 

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TacoSallust #7 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:46 PM

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Front half - HOT! Back half - whoa never mind! We've all had that happen before. Had to vote not.

Was this built as a training cruiser originally? The design seems kinda all over the place compared to most Japanese light cruisers. 

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DerKrampus #8 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:46 PM

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Not.  I have this weird thing about no aft guns.  The stack, the tall, skinny command tower...  I just can't bring myself to love it.

 


bat1159man #9 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:48 PM

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Hot through to the funnel then not hot so I went Bacon - love the lines of the IJN Cruisers but this one just fell flat....

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MrDeaf #10 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:49 PM

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View PostTacoSallust, on 15 May 2017 - 03:46 PM, said:

Front half - HOT! Back half - whoa never mind! We've all had that happen before. Had to vote not.

Was this built as a training cruiser originally? The design seems kinda all over the place compared to most Japanese light cruisers. 

 

Originally designed as a Fleet command ship, but turned out to be unneeded.

Reassigned to submarine fleet command ship.

Features much seaplane carrying capacity for a cruiser of that size.


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Viscount #11 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:54 PM

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Had the exact impression most others are having, from the front all the way to including the smoke stack looks absolutely gorgeous, but after that.....

dseehafer #12 Posted 15 May 2017 - 08:59 PM

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View PostTacoSallust, on 15 May 2017 - 02:46 PM, said:

Front half - HOT! Back half - whoa never mind! We've all had that happen before. Had to vote not.

Was this built as a training cruiser originally? The design seems kinda all over the place compared to most Japanese light cruisers. 

 

 Oyodo was built to be a command/scout ship for Japan's submarine forces because the previous Agano class cruisers proved unsatistfacty in this role.

 

Fun facts!

 

1: Oyodo's two main battery turrets were the two left-over 155mm turrets from the Mogami class cruisers who traded their 155s for 203s and gave their 155s to the Yamato class battleships and to Oyodo.

 

2: Oyodo was the only WWII Japanese light cruiser to never have torpedo tubes.

 

3: Oyodo was the last large surface artillery ship built by the Japanese as after her construction all focus went towards building more carriers.


Edited by dseehafer, 15 May 2017 - 09:01 PM.

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dseehafer #13 Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:03 PM

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View PostBrushWolf, on 15 May 2017 - 02:42 PM, said:

Not, the large deck house aft of the stack looks like it was stolen from a tug.

 

A tug? Only tug I know of that has that big and boxy of a superstructure is the Presque Isle's tug.

 

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HowitzerBlitzer #14 Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:19 PM

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Looks thin and top heavy.

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dseehafer #15 Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:25 PM

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View PostHowitzerBlitzer, on 15 May 2017 - 03:19 PM, said:

Looks thin and top heavy.

 

What WWII Japanese warship didn't? :trollface:
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MrDeaf #16 Posted 15 May 2017 - 09:28 PM

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View PostHowitzerBlitzer, on 15 May 2017 - 04:19 PM, said:

Looks thin and top heavy.

 

Turns out, this was the case.

Ooyodo did roll quite heavily in combat and it was one of the things IJN wanted to fix. They never got the time to, however.

 

 

OTOH, Ooyodo was fast enough that some crew members made some dubious claims of her going 40 knots.


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dseehafer #17 Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:18 PM

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View PostMrDeaf, on 15 May 2017 - 03:28 PM, said:

 

Turns out, this was the case.

Ooyodo did roll quite heavily in combat and it was one of the things IJN wanted to fix. They never got the time to, however.

 

 

OTOH, Ooyodo was fast enough that some crew members made some dubious claims of her going 40 knots.

 

Interestingly enough, steps were taken to improve her stability over the preceding Agano class which included lengthening her hull and giving her a fuller front end. Interesting to hear that, despite these improvements, she was still unstable.
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View Postdseehafer, on 15 May 2017 - 05:18 PM, said:

 

Interestingly enough, steps were taken to improve her stability over the preceding Agano class which included lengthening her hull and giving her a fuller front end. Interesting to hear that, despite these improvements, she was still unstable.

 

10~20d list when turning at high speed "requires great care" or something to that attune.

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View PostBattlecruiser_Tiger, on 16 May 2017 - 06:44 AM, said:

Not. I can't stand the hangar. 

 

 

I find the hanger a surprising vision of the future.  Nowadays, every modern warship has a hanger like that, with helicopters now the floatplanes of the modern era.

 

 






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