How would you fix the Alaska class?

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Hanger_18
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How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by Hanger_18 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:43 pm

Hello everyone.

I love the Alaska class. They're good looking ships, and for what they were made to do, they probably would have done well. But I believe the too many cooks in the kitchen line that's often associated with her rings true. She's weighty, huge, doesn't host an overly impressive AA battery in general, let alone for her size, mid ship catapult, poor maneuverability,

So how would you go about fixing this ship?

Iranon
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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by Iranon » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:18 pm

I think the entire concept is flawed. Too many eggs in a very fragile basket.

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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by Thorsten Wahl » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:18 am

almost battleship costs within a non battleship.
Meine Herren, es kann ein siebenjähriger, es kann ein dreißigjähriger Krieg werden – und wehe dem, der zuerst die Lunte in das Pulverfaß schleudert!

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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by OpanaPointer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:47 am

Twin 16" turrets instead of the triple 12" turrets. Then stack on the AAA for carrier escort duties.

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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by Byron Angel » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:06 am

I'm not certain that the ship could accommodate three twin 16in turrets in exchange for three triple 12in turrets without incurring significant weight penalty.

A very rough rule of thumb is that the weight of a gun will vary approximately as the cube of the caliber.
My back of the napkin SWAG suggests that 6 x 16in guns would weigh about 50 pct more than 9 x 12in

..... and the same would apply to the ammunition outfit for 6 x 16in versus 9 x 12in (assuming similar number of rounds per gun).

You might get away with 6 x 14in, though.

Byron

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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by OpanaPointer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm

Sounds like a plan. Jack her up and I'll go for parts.

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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by Byron Angel » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm

OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Sounds like a plan. Jack her up and I'll go for parts.
LOL~ Do you think we have enough room under the deck for twin turbos?

B

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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by OpanaPointer » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:34 pm

Byron Angel wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:24 pm
OpanaPointer wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:10 pm
Sounds like a plan. Jack her up and I'll go for parts.
LOL~ Do you think we have enough room under the deck for twin turbos?

B
I was thinking of pneumatics, go low-rider on that shit.

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Re: How would you fix the Alaska class?

Post by HMSVF » Fri May 01, 2020 2:55 pm

Hanger_18 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:43 pm
Hello everyone.

I love the Alaska class. They're good looking ships, and for what they were made to do, they probably would have done well. But I believe the too many cooks in the kitchen line that's often associated with her rings true. She's weighty, huge, doesn't host an overly impressive AA battery in general, let alone for her size, mid ship catapult, poor maneuverability,

So how would you go about fixing this ship?
So how would you go about fixing this ship?

Don't build them. Put the time and effort into completing USS Kentucky

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