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maomatic
Post subject: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 10th, 2020, 8:01 pm
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Hi,

long time no see... :)

Here's my take of the O-class battlecruiser design:


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The three planned ships ("O", "P", "Q") were intended to be fast convoy raiders capable of fighting against enemy CLs and CAs and able to outrun Battleships.
Plans for a mixed turbine-diesel propulsion and heavy calibre guns made the design grow in size. If built, the ships would have been some 15 metres longer than Bismarck, while only beeing armored against 20cm guns.

In my opinion a terrible and not very good looking design. Their supposed nickname "ohne Panzer Quatsch" (no armor nonsense) was very fitting, indeed...


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Karle94
Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 10th, 2020, 8:09 pm
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From what I recall, the P design was even more "nonsensical" than the O design.


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Garlicdesign
Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 10th, 2020, 9:22 pm
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Hi all!

First: Unsurprisingly, the drawing is sublime. Kudos.

Concur that these would not have made much sense.

Still, they are the most promising design of the Z-plan IMHO. They certainly would have been terribly bad surface combatants, but they would have made superb carrier conversions.

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Karle94
Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 10th, 2020, 9:34 pm
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I always thought that the H-39 were the most sensible of the Z-plan, apart from the M-class light cruisers.


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Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 11th, 2020, 2:27 am
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Beautiful ships (albeit not a good design), and an excellent job drawing them, as always! Great to see more from you, my friend!

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Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 11th, 2020, 9:27 am
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My O project take like 7 years ago?

You have outdone it well!

Really splendid looking drawing, i love seeing her like this.
Job well done :D

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Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 12th, 2020, 3:40 pm
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Fantastic work, very well drawn.

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Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 13th, 2020, 7:50 pm
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Awesome drawing Maomatic, he would definitely would have been next to useless as al the Allies would have to do would be to attach a battleship to their convoys to mitigate the threat it would have posed.

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Post subject: Re: Germany - O Class BattlecruiserPosted: October 14th, 2020, 3:01 pm
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Sexy!

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