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The 'Spring Styles' designs

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I came across this page, which has subpages with a veritable cornucopia of US warship designs of every type, most of which never left the drawing board.

My favorite is the 'Possible' BB design:

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A 1912 design for a ship with 10x 16" armament, never more than a napkin design. They didn't even get around to drawing a superstructure on it. Think about how top-heavy and unstable this design would be if built.

Still, with the wealth of designs from 'spring styles', WG could keep introducing US ships for years to come.

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The Tillman battleships are good for the "what if the US was dumb enough to build a USS Yamatomato".

 

The layouts ranged from 24 16" guns to 15 18" guns.

 

Imagine the hilarity of firing  two Montana broadsides at once.  Or just short of two Yamatomato broadsides at once.

 

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17 minutes ago, RedSeaBear said:

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Why does she have a pair of testicles hanging from her shawl?

.... Goodluck ever unseeing that from now on.

 

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24 minutes ago, Lert said:

A 1912 design for a ship with 10x 16" armament, never more than a napkin design. They didn't even get around to drawing a superstructure on it. 

You mean they didn't purposely put that monitor-esque central turret there? :Smile_sad:

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30 minutes ago, Lert said:

I came across this page, which has subpages with a veritable cornucopia of US warship designs of every type, most of which never left the drawing board.

My favorite is the 'Possible' BB design:

lE4XS5U.jpg

A 1912 design for a ship with 10x 16" armament, never more than a napkin design. They didn't even get around to drawing a superstructure on it. Think about how top-heavy and unstable this design would be if built.

Still, with the wealth of designs from 'spring styles', WG could keep introducing US ships for years to come.

Oh. Dug through the link I posted Lert?

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2 minutes ago, IronWolfV said:

Oh. Dug through the link I posted Lert?

Never saw your post.

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

Never saw your post.

Yeah ya did. Posted on my thread and it had a link. Tier 7 USN Graf Spee ring a bell?

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When/if we start jumping into entire sub-lines of cruisers and battleships, I hope that these paper designs get their time in the sun.  Looks just too funny and I imagine they'd have severe problems vs actually balanced designs.  Still, hilarious.:cap_like:

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1 minute ago, IronWolfV said:

Yeah ya did. Posted on my thread and it had a link. Tier 7 USN Graf Spee ring a bell?

Oh in that thread? Yeah I did see that thread, just didn't get the link to Spring Styles from that thread. I got it from Slack.

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1 minute ago, Lert said:

Oh in that thread? Yeah I did see that thread, just didn't get the link to Spring Styles from that thread. I got it from Slack.

Aha. Okies. Just curious. But man some of those designs like the Tillmans. Or there's this beast of a carrier

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Or this carrier:

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This one has 16 6 inch guns. Hey DDs, come at me bro.

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1 hour ago, Lert said:

I came across this page, which has subpages with a veritable cornucopia of US warship designs of every type, most of which never left the drawing board.

My favorite is the 'Possible' BB design:

 

Still, with the wealth of designs from 'spring styles', WG could keep introducing US ships for years to come.

Please no

Awesome find.

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18in thick, triple superfiring barbette for the center turret?

Oh dear, 1m waves and 5kt winds glug glug!

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