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Amagi does not look like historic design?

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I assume you mean this:

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Look closely at the trunked funnel design on the 44' refit

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Amagi was laid down as a BB, but was going to be converted to a CV because of some treaty.

 

The Amagi hull was damaged in an earthquake, so Akagi got converted instead.

 

The old stock hull was probably fairly historic, but the upgraded hull is mostly fantasy. As far as the game goes, they just copied Nagato's superstructure, slapped a new funnel on it, and called it a day.

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Amagi, laid down in 1920, construction stopped in 1922

North Carolina, laid down in 1937, completed in 1940, commissioned in 1941

Bismarck, laid down in 1936, completed in 1939 and commissioned in 1940

 

That's a major gap in design, so it's obviously going to require hypothetical modernization

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Yeah you're right, she looks nothing like the Amagi that was actually built.

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He means how the stock hull has both funnels bent into a single exit funnel, which is not the design on paper.  My guess is it would have been a logical design change based on the planned design for the Tosa, which does have the bent funnel design.

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Amagi was laid down as a BB, but was going to be converted to a CV because of some treaty.

 

The Amagi hull was damaged in an earthquake, so Akagi got converted instead.

 

The old stock hull was probably fairly historic, but the upgraded hull is mostly fantasy. As far as the game goes, they just copied Nagato's superstructure, slapped a new funnel on it, and called it a day.

 

Sorta. They were battlecruisers, and per the Washington Naval Treaty, planned and in-progress battlecruisers had to be cancelled, with the option to turn two into carriers. Both Amagi and Akagi were going to be converted, but as you mentioned, Amagi was damaged in an earthquake, with the damage being so significant that they decided to just scrap the hull. 

 

The US also was bound by this, with the Lexington and Saratoga being converted.

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