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Modern Day Battleship Proposal 2: Azimuth Class

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Just because I could, I took the Devastator Review, merged it with the numbers of this little side project of mine, and called it brand spankin' new ( juuuust because )

Modern Day Battleship proposal: Azimuth Class

Build Details

  • Hull Numbers: BBX-2/3/4/5 ( Hull Numbers 232 - 235 )
  • Builder: Huntington Ingalls Shipbuilding Company ( supposed )
  • Construction location: TBD
  • Project Budget: Approx. $180B USD
  • Estimated Development and Construction cost: Approx. $65B / $11.3B USD
  • Estimated Research and Development Time: Approx. 3 years
  • Estimated Construction Time: Approx. 3 years 2 months
  • Estimated Fitting-out and Sea Trial time: Approx. 1 year
  • Estimated Running costs:  Approx. $32M USD/Year
  • Estimated Service Lifespan: 65+ Years

Design Details 

Dimensions and Capacities

  • Length: 992’ 8” ( including bulbous bow )
  • Keel Length: 961’6”
  • Beam: 121’
  • Draft: 36’ 2”
  • Superstructure Height: 69’ 9”
  • Funnel Height: 61’ 3”
  • Bow Type: Raised Atlantic Bow, Bulbous submerged bow
  • Displacement ( Dry ): 67,359 US Tons
  • Total Displacement: 71,559 US Tons
  • Mass Distribution: 35% Armor, 25% Armaments, 15% Mechanics, 10% Supplies and Crew ( at full load )
  • Ultra-Low Resistance Hull ( Classified Information, will not be disclosed )

Armor

  • Armor Composition: Stealth-Retrofit Enchanced Triple-Hardened Krupp-Type Enhanced Galvanized Composite Ceramic Steel Armor Plate
  • Armor Scheme: All or Nothing
  • Main Belt Thickness: 400mm
  • Upper Belt / Lower Belt : 305
  • Superstructure Armor: 36mm plate, 38mm deck
  • Conning Tower Armor: 410mm
  • Central Deck Armor: 150mm
  • Turret Deck Armor: 127mm
  • Bow/Aft Deck Armor: 48mm
  • Extremity Bow/Aft Armor: 48mm 
  • Central / Turret / Extremity Torpedo Protection: 76.2mm / 57mm / 32mm 
  • Citadel Armor: 120mm Side armor, 100mm Citadel Deck, 480mm Athwartship
  • Turret Face Armor : 480mm
  • Turret Side Armor : 380mm
  • Turret Roof Armor :  305mm
  • Barbette Armor: 350mm
  • Secondary Battery Armor: 40mm
  • AA Mount Armor: 25mm
  • Missile Box Armor: 305mm ( 12 inches )

Armaments

Primary Armament

  • 2x4 431mm/65 Mark 91R 
  • Turret Layout: A-X ( Balanced )
  • Artillery Type: Electromagnetic-Boosted Artillery
  • Caliber:  431.8mm ( 17 inches )
  • Barrel Length: 1,105 inches 
  • Barrel Thickness: 127mm
  • Barrel Liner Material: Carbon-Ceramic Composite with Tungsten-Reinforced Rifling-Inlaid Copper strips
  • Rifling: Double-Reverse Overlay
  • Propellant Charge: C4 equivalent
  • Magnetic Power: 96 MW / Barrel
  • Power Storage: 6 x 16 MW Ultracapacitors
  • Ammunition: Mk 49X Hybrid Super-Heavy Armor Piercing Shell
    •                    Weight: 3,505lb
    •                     Mass Distribution : 30% Explosive / 70% Casing
    •                     Material: Osmium-Indium Cap, Tungsten-Steel Body
    •                     Krupp Value: 4,390
    •                     Fuse Timer: Variable ( 0.015 - 0.045 seconds )
    •                     Maximum Theoretical Penetration Capacity: 6.3 meters 
  • Initial Shell Velocity: 2,339 m/s
  • Maximum Firing Range ( Governed / Theoretical ): 561 Miles / 698 miles
  • Turret Elevation / Depression : 55 deg / - 5 deg
  • Barrel Elevation Rate: 4 deg/sec
  • Turret Firing Angles: 150 deg forward / 150 deg rearward
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 6 deg/sec 
  • 180 degree turn time: 30 seconds
  • Reload Time: 20 seconds
  • Rate of Fire: 3 RPM

 

Secondary Armament

  • 8 x 2 / 3 x 3 136mm/50 Mk 44B
  • Turret Layout:  Forward - Stagger Wing Mount / Central ( 4  per side / 3 centerline )
  • Artillery Type: Conventional
  • Caliber:  136mm
  • Propellant Charge: C4 equivalent
  • Ammunition: Mk 36 SAP-HE/HC
    •                    Weight: 36 lbs
    •                     Mass Distribution : 50% Explosive / 50% Casing
    •                     Material: Steel unibody
    •                     Fuse Timer: 0.033
    •                     Penetration Capacity: 25mm
  • Initial Shell Velocity: 868 m/s
  • Maximum Firing Range : 21.1 km
  • Turret Elevation / Depression : 70 deg / - 5 deg
  • Barrel Elevation Rate: 15 deg/sec
  • Turret Firing Angles: 150 deg forward / 150 deg rearward
  • Turret Traverse Speed: 30 deg/sec 
  • 180 degree turn time: 6 seconds
  • Reload Time: 3 seconds
  • Rate of Fire: 20 RPM
  • Rounds carried: 686 / Barrel

Missile Armament

  • 328 x Mk 57 Evo VLS Tubes
  • Layout: Forward Stagger ( 180 tubes forward, 148 tubes rearward )
  • Missile Carried: ARS-155 Dark Aster
  • Advanced Multi-Target Adaptive Smart Strike Missile ( AMTASSM )
    •                       Missile Type: Multirole Target-Adaptive 
    •                       Length: 29’ 3”
    •                       Diameter: 17 inches
    •                       Fin Height: 6 inches
    •                       Weight: 395 lbs
    •                       Fin Count: 12 ( 4 forward, 2 centerline, 6 rear )
    •                       Propellant : Hybrid Solid/Liquid
    •                       Range: 900km ( 559 miles )
    •                       Speed: Mach 5.5
    •                       Warhead: 100 lb C4x Fragmentation

OR

  • 32 x Ballistic Missile Tubes carrying C4 Trident II Ballistic Missiles

Air Wing

  • Up to 8 Fixed-Wing or Rotor-Driven Aircraft

 

Anti Aircraft Armament

Long Range

  • Dual Purpose Artillery and Missile Tubes
  • Range of Aura : 6.5 to 900km ( up to 12km for DP Artillery )

Short Range Level 2

  • 10 x M16A1 Vulcan Chain Gun

Enhanced AA Defense

  • 28 x 30kw Point-Defense Laser
  • Range of Aura: 0.1 - 11km
  • Rate of Fire: Continuous burst
  • Mounting Traverse Speed: 40 deg/sec
  • Automation: Full
  • Ammunition: Ultracapacitor Storage

Control Systems

  • 100 Petabyte Storage Drive
  •  Taskmaster Artificial Intelligence Combat Adaptive Central Processing Unit
    •                   Instantaneous processing thanks to 20 individual 128 GhZ processors
    •                   Processors developed by Intel and AMD                                 
    •                   Can identify up to 700,000 potential threats from onboard database.
    •                   Database is adaptive - can learn about new threats by the day
    •                   Can track and kill up to 2,500 targets simultaneously.
    •                   Can adapt to any battle situation within 5 seconds
    •                   Can process and disable enemy tracking and combat systems                 
  • AN/APY-99 AESA RADAR Systems
  • Mark 155 Fire Control Directors for Primary Armament
  • Mark 158 Fire Control Directors for Secondary, Missile, and AA armament
  • Mark 191 Director for Aviation wing
  • Aegis Back-Up systems

Propulsion and Power

  • Primary Power Source
  • 3 x Bechtel A1X Nuclear Reactor
  • Maximum Power: 1500MW
  • System Application: All major electrical systems and 100% of Propulsion Unit

Secondary Power Source

  • 2 x GE LM-2500 Gas Turbine
  • Total System Output: 100,000 Horsepower
  • System Application: All Minor electrical systems
  • Total System Wiring: 998km
  • Capacitor Count: 540 x Ultracapacitor and 1600+ Normal Capacitor
  • Total Electrical Output and Storage: 3200+ MW 
  • Power Efficiency: 100% 

Propulsion System

  • 6 x Hybrid Geared Turbine
  • Total System Output: in excess of 490,000 horsepower ( Up to 700,000 horsepower overboost for up to 8 minutes )
  • Total Shafts: 6 plus 2 steering shafts located in bow sectors
  • Main Propeller Diameter: 56 feet
  • Steering Propeller Diameter: 30 feet
  • Maximum Forward Speed: Up to 43 knots ( Theoretically capable of 48.9 knots )
  • Maximum Reverse Speed: Up to 10 knots
  • Acceleration to full speed: 6 minutes ( Theoretically capable of 4 minutes )
  • Deceleration to 0 knots: 8 minutes
  • Maximum acceleration possible: 12.2 kn/min

Maneuverability characteristics

  • Turn Rate: 4.6 deg/sec ( 5.8 deg/sec boosted )
  • Turning Radius: 900 meters ( 780 meters boosted )
  • Rudder Shift Time: 16.9 seconds ( 12.1 seconds boosted )
  • List when turning : up to 7 degrees when turning at 4/4 speed  ( 8.8 degrees boosted )
  • Structure Flex: None

Crew and Ration Characteristics

  • Crew Complement: 78 officers plus 791 personnel
  • Supplies: Up to 48 tons of food, 16 tons of medical supplies, and emergency rations for up to 2 months for entire crew
  • Maximum On-Station Endurance: up to 360 days + 50 days emergency 
  • Maximum Capacity of Ship: up to 4,000 people*
  • Freshwater Facilities: 2 x Desalination plants + 2 x Steam Harvester
  • Fresh Food capacities: 2 x Aerofarms
  • Fresh Air Systems: Funnel Cleanser Redirector
  • Medical Facilities: 4 x Medical Stations + 2 x ER + 2 x Operating Theaters

*This is only achievable during rescue operations

 

The Azimuth is a proposal for a smaller class of fast, stealthy battleships that would serve as part of a fast task force to disrupt shipping lines and intercept crucial targets. She carries all the same systems that Devastator possesses, and while her firepower isn’t certainly as impressive as that of her larger counterpart, she can very much compete with other modern-day surface vessels and even claim superiority over them, thanks to aforementioned firepower and stealth, as well as extreme manueverability, the likes of which no ship of it’s size could draw parallels to, much less match or even exceed.

Edited by Shrayes_Bhagavatula
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We won't see the BB return until rail guns are perfected but that perfection will pretty much make every fleet obsolete. Modern anti-ship cruse missiles come in sub sonic where a shell from a rail gun will likely still be well over mach even on a long range shot and will be much harder to shoot down. it will be the Monitor & the Virginia or the Dreadnought making everything obsolete all over again.

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22 hours ago, Rolkatsuki said:

Looks like a modernized Republique 

That's 

What it is, nice catch

edit: I updated the post with overboost statistics

Edited by Shrayes_Bhagavatula

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Also, @turbo07 Thank you for the fixes, it makes this much easier to read, especially for myself ( kindofa downside when you type all your stuff on Drive, you gotta fix the text and the font and all that jazz )

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