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Hot or Not: Japanese Light Cruiser Oyodo

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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. :)

 

(Note: If the picture is too big to fit on your computer screen left-click the image to make it smaller.)

 

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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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longest seaplane catapult, and largest box. hot


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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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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.


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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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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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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.....


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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. 

 

 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.

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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.

 

 Image result for presque isle tug

 


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Looks thin and top heavy.

 

What WWII Japanese warship didn't? :trollface:

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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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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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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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Oh! Yodo!


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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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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.

 

 

 

lemme go find that crazy seaplane/anti-CV blog post website again...

ah, here we go...

http://www.combatreform.org/seaplanefighters.htm

 

 


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It won't be hard to make the Ooyodo a modern warship.  The gun turrets are to be replaced by SAMs.  We clear the rear deck and make it flat for helicopters, and the hanger will be the new home for these.

 

 


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It won't be hard to make the Ooyodo a modern warship.  The gun turrets are to be replaced by SAMs.  We clear the rear deck and make it flat for helicopters, and the hanger will be the new home for these.

 

 

 

nah, as crazy as that blog site is, it does make many good points about seaplanes being better than helicopters.

So those 44.5m catapults should be kept.

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nah, as crazy as that blog site is, it does make many good points about seaplanes being better than helicopters.

So those 44.5m catapults should be kept.

 

Well, Oyodo's big catapult was replaced in 3/44 by a standard 25m one, so.... Edited by dseehafer

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nah, as crazy as that blog site is, it does make many good points about seaplanes being better than helicopters.

So those 44.5m catapults should be kept.

 

I can't see how seaplanes work for ASW, like bringing down a sonar buoy to the water, then stay in that spot for a while to listen.   ASW is one, and perhaps the most compelling reason for ships to have helicopters.

 

 

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