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I don't get why Nelson's B turret is not a 360° when the Lenin is.

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7 minutes ago, Prkl8r said:

Seems like they should both be able to do that.

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1 minute ago, Gunga_Dinner said:

Russian bias commrade consumer.

Seems legit :Smile_popcorn:

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Nelson iz not superior Roo-Shin paper teknologee comrade.

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Don't forget that the Izumo has this sort of triple forward turret layout.

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12 minutes ago, CommodorePerryIPA said:

Could it in real life?

Could the Lenin? Oh wait...

 

The short answer is because Nelson is not Russian, comrade.

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17 minutes ago, AJTP89 said:

Could the Lenin? Oh wait...

 

The short answer is because Nelson is not Russian, comrade.

That makes me wonder if it was designed to. Or if the Nelson was for that matter

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Wiring for the Wisconsin 16" turret --- center bottom.  You can only twist these bundles around so much.

 

BattleshipGunWiring.jpg

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4 minutes ago, AVR_Project said:

Wiring for the Wisconsin 16" turret --- center bottom.  You can only twist these bundles around so much.

 

BattleshipGunWiring.jpg

Nice picture but most gun turrets have concentric electrical connections along the ring -- no wire twisting needed.

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4 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

Nice picture but most gun turrets have concentric electrical connections along the ring -- no wire twisting needed.

No hydraulics?

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1 minute ago, Snargfargle said:

Nice picture but most gun turrets have concentric electrical connections along the ring -- no wire twisting needed.

These are the big guns.  You can't run that kind of high current through roller channels...  not until technological advances in the 1970s and 80s.

Of course, most battleships were razor blades by then.

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6 minutes ago, Skpstr said:

No hydraulics?

I'm not 100% positive on this. However, it makes more sense to have the electrical connections be continuous along a ring than made so that they have to twist wires.

Here is an interesting picture. Apparently the turrets just used their weight to keep them in place.

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3 minutes ago, AVR_Project said:

These are the big guns.  You can't run that kind of high current through roller channels...  not until technological advances in the 1970s and 80s.

Of course, most battleships were razor blades by then.

Like I said I was not sure. That's how the tanks were wired.

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9 minutes ago, Skpstr said:

No hydraulics?

Hydraulic pumps are self-contained in each turret well.  Everything was electric driven, but well lubricated.  Any hydraulics were local to the turret.

Maybe not hydraulic, but that spinning shaft going straight up might be driving local hydraulic pumps.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Skpstr said:

No hydraulics?

I believe the pumps for the guns were inside the turrets themselves, which had the power brought in from said cables. And you don't that that much current (relatively speaking) to power the pumps, the machinery is pretty efficient. I'm not 100% on that, but it makes sense from what I know. Obviously the power to rotate the turrets could be applied externally.

3 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

I'm not 100% positive on this. However, it makes more sense to have the electrical connections be continuous alone a ring than made so that they have to twist.

Here is an interesting picture. Apparently the turrets just used their weight to keep them in place.

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Yup, most capital ship turrets were held in place by gravity. I know the Bismark's fell out as she sunk, and are separated from the main hull on the seabed. I also believe there were a couple instances where turrets were jammed by a large concussion by being jolting off their rollers. Smaller turrets than BBs, but still. And 5" turrets have been known to be turned into rockets with the proper application of high explosive:Smile_teethhappy:

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Found an interesting engineers note.

Apparently, it's inadvisable to use electric slip rings on an ocean-going navy ship.

There is this stuff called 'Salt Water' that gets into everything.  When high current contacts are exposed to Salt Water, it produces CHLORINE GAS.

And you thought the asbestos hazard was bad....    That stuff will turn your internal organs into liquid excrement in a hurry.

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the better question is, when did the Lenin get the ability for a 360 turret? i dont remember that ever being a thing mentioned about it

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24 minutes ago, tcbaker777 said:

the better question is, when did the Lenin get the ability for a 360 turret? i dont remember that ever being a thing mentioned about it

Comrade we here at WGski do not have to give Western Capitalist players any information that will effect and thus render any advantages to our Comrades playing Comrade Lenin's ship null and void.

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2 hours ago, Prkl8r said:

Seems like they should both be able to do that.

Decadent capitalist, what you do not understand is that Lenin centre turret cannot turn 360 degrees - instead, Lenin - powered by the glory of the motherland - turns entire world to enable centre turret to shoot all directions.  

This is why pathetic capitalist tugboat Nelson is inferior.  

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