thanks for the comments!
Weinbrand while designing a warship is not a good idea!
And probably loads of Panzerschokolade...
You drawing have only 1 (very) small mistake
I know, I know... I had hoped I could slip this one past you... But that was of course impossible!
That mistake was done intentional. There was simply no space to fit the AA-gun and the crane, while still leaving enough space to not hinder turret and catapult rotation.
I was trying to make the unworkable a bit more workable, you know...
I could try to fit smaller cranes, but I doubt I can find ones. After all, they had to be sturdy/large enough to lift 12tons+.
On this 1940 study, I only detected 2 interesting things (for hypothetical future/never-were German capitals-ships/large-cruisers designs of 1941-1945 timeframe) :
- 203mm triple turrets
- newly designed main tower bridge & aft tower bridge
Agreed, though I don't think the plan is "official" enough to show a new general way in German design-philosophy.
From 1940... they had some wild ideas early or even before the war. Are there are dates on planes when they had been drafted?
The designs are dated May-June 1940. The planes look like pretty generic twin-engined bombers. Went with Ju88s on my drawing.