Here is my design, after Italy Naval Board Approved it. It is now legal. She now has a substantial AAA and deck armor, inclined belt with a magazine box and Machinery protected.
Surely it would be more helpful to remove the extended armor in favor of a full belt or more aircraft? 1 inch of belt armor on the ships end won't do anything, much less the 1/2 inch of deck
Maybe but on a tail chase with someone behind my ship, it could give me some protection. Remember this ship is fighting in an enclosed sea with many land bases and nowhere to hide. It's built like British carriers who had to fight in the same region.
Post by oldpop2000 on Apr 29, 2020 12:21:38 GMT -5
I was just looking at my carrier designs, the deck extended is not the belt but the point beyond A turret and Y turret. This is works for turret ships, but not carriers. The main deck on a carrier is the hangar deck and that extends all the way between the last bulkhead in the stern and the bow. That deck, on almost all carriers was armored, which means deck extended is meaning less for a carrier.
First flat top carrier in the world staggers out of the drydock after cutting, reattaching and electrification by the good doctor for which it is named. Once built as a large seaplane carrier for the first exploration of water capable planes it is, as they, not as it was. The scars of its surgeries show like slashes where its own body was amputated. A flat top is highlighted by a pair of mighty cannons thrusting out with menacing intent.
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