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Yashima a Possibility. Why Not Expanded German H-Class Ships?

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With the possibility of the 6x gun 510mm Yashima IJN battleship on the horizon, why not expand the the FDG and GK to further H-class battleships.  First make the FDG have its choice of the same 406mm (H-39) and 420mm (H-41), but make the GK either just 12x 420mm (H-42) or have a choice at 8x 480mm guns (H-43).  Then you can add another battleship with 8x 508mm guns (H-44).  Now on making them “ExP”, “coal”, or “steel” ships is anyone’s guess.  Could even do a dockyard build. Thoughts?

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As much as I love my Großer Kurfürst, I wouldn't want them taking the 406s away from it just to have 480s.

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With Yashima a thing, I am ready for ultra thicc German paper BBs which are more historical than Grosser Kurfurst. I love my Kurfurst, so H-41/42/43 will be fun. 

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Can you just copy-paste 95% of the model ash Yashima is to Yamato?

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33 minutes ago, mofton said:

Can you just copy-paste 95% of the model ash Yashima is to Yamato?

I don't know if it's that close, but I'm sure that if you put the two models side by side, there'd be a lot of similarities that are as much as anything a by-product of the Japanese design style of that period, like the swept back smoke stack.

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Well, an other possibility....

 

The Tillman Battleship!

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20 hours ago, Y_Nagato said:

Well, an other possibility....

 

The Tillman Battleship!

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or just replace the frontal 2x2 main guns with a single 800mm gustav :cap_book:

the only buff high tier german BBs need is an increace in the belt armor and torpedo protection, for a "brawling" ship they are way to easy to get a penetration hit specialy the t9 . 

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22 hours ago, mofton said:

Can you just copy-paste 95% of the model ash Yashima is to Yamato?

If you wanted to, probably. Großer Kurfürst isn't an exact 1:1 match with H-42, but aside from having 4x3 406 or 420mm instead of 4x2 480mm it's pretty close.

Closer than a realistic A-150 design would be to Yashima anyway. A-150 was apparently intended to have 457mm belt armor. And certainly wouldn't have had the superfiring 155mm secondary turrets. Japan wasn't intending to use the same hull as Yamato and change nothing other than the guns.

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