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  1. I believe the state of the forum has finally hit that specific point.

    1. icoleman

      icoleman

      Good to see the forum isnt as bad as it was a month past.

  2. The conversion would take, per ship, 400 workers, 2000 tons of steel, and 2 years. The result would make 28 knots, and have a flight deck only 10m shorter than that of Seydlitz which was already planned for conversion. (There is a little bit more detail but the German is too hard for me; no drawing.) The conversion plan was abandoned because of Hitler's 1943 order to scrap the surface fleet.

  3. Well it's official now, employeed, training to be a chef, and moving to Pittsburgh.

    1. Wunderwaffen1945

      Wunderwaffen1945

      congratulations than, all best

  4. On my mind? Stress and anxiety!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  5. Books books, so many books, bought a few more, just because. Need excuses to buy books.

  6. Skygunner

    AG-17, Ex-USS Wyoming

    A highly unique ship and one that I feel would make a wonderful addition to the US line be it regular or premium. AG-17 or as it will hence forth be known, USS Wyoming -Wyoming in her final refit as a Battleship History Abridged After its role as a battleship was over, Wyoming gained a new lease on life as a gunnery training ship, when the threat of air attacks grew greater and greater, she was converted once more with a large number of anti-aircraft weapons operated by the USN to train new sailors on how to shoot down aircraft, a skill that would be invaluable against the Japanese. She stayed in the Chesapeake bay, heavily modified and training daily; when the war ended, she was laid up then scrapped. As I'm sure Wyoming will be in game in her battleship form, there is little more I can do for you other than just link you to the wiki on her. However her training ship form (sometimes listed as AA-trainer, other times Kamikaze Trainer) I will elaborate on. When converted she also had all of her side armour removed, this includes both anti-torpedo bulges and belt armour. Her deck became filled with many different types of AA weapons that were used on just about all ships in the USN, so regardless of weather the trainee was to serve on USS Iowa or an armed cargo ship, they would be able to train. Apart from the weapons, AG-17 also had all of the FCS, and electronics to operate said weapons. Again, the purpose of the ship was efficient training for front line warships, ergo she had the offensive capabilities of one. *Note I have no armour diagrams currently of Wyoming or AG-17 and will update as soon as I can find a scan. AG-17 Displacement : ~26,000 tons Speed : 21 Knots Armour: Deks: 3in CT: 11.5in Armament: (Note that Armament had minor changes frequently, only the l3in and 5in guns were kepth thoughout) 10 (4 x 2, 2x1) - 5in/38 DP 4 x 1 -3in/50 DP 12 (1 x 4, 3 x 2, 2x1) - 40mm Bofors 8 x 1 -20mm Oerlikon The following are unverifyed in my sources but stated in others. 4 x 1 - 5in/25 DP (appear in photo) 2 Mk17 rocket launchers *The 5in/25 are likely, especially due to photo evidence, it is just unverifyed. The MK17 confuse me as I know of no weapon by this designation or that the USN was deploying ship mounted rockets in WWII. Any information appreciated For size comparison, AG-17 is on the right, the hulk of USS Idaho (New Mexico Class BB) on the left. In game I can foresee two options for it. Option A is a branch off Antiaircraft ship line. Option B is a premium ship. Most likely it'll be option B, as it was no longer a Battleship it wont take a Battleship slot for MM purposes. Likewise it's main armament (the 5in guns) are the same type that will most likely be appearing on high tier American DD's, so even though the ship is slow, it wont be alone in its armament. Premium antiaircraft Battleship, most likely rated as a cruiser or Destroyer for MM purposes. Other reasons I lean toward premium is that it is too unique to fit into any "flow" of gameplay for ship lines, it''s slow by comparison to other warships. However, would have a massive amount of hit points to counter that, and it has an acceptable amount of AA guns on it, but not as many as a proper AA DD or CL. Make no mistake, without belt and bulge armour she will be considerably more vulnerable IT is still built like a battleship and will have the HP pool of one, even if it lacks the armour, likewise it will still retain its deck and CT protection, which will help protect smaller fire.
  7. Getting out my research books, time for some Histories

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