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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 6th, 2018, 5:47 pm
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Very nice display Shigure, all your ships have very elegant lines. I sometimes get the feeling tat they look a decade too modern for the year they are depicted (might be those sterns! :D ), but that may as well just being a trait of your AU, and it is not that of a big issue to me.

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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 6th, 2018, 8:28 pm
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Thanks for the compliments you two!

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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 6th, 2018, 10:01 pm
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Juno class heavy cruiser

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Designed as a response to the Myoko class cruisers, the Juno class had a substantial firepower improvement over the previous Cascadia class, bringing her six guns to nine. She was able to retain her speed of 33 knots and her 100mm belt. Displacing only 9000 tonnes, there was still room for improvement and the navy was not yet satisfied with this new class, still being weaker than their Japanese counterparts, and very unbalanced. They were however happy with her level of firepower, as it would be carried onto further classes, while her armor would be improved with subsequent classes.

Career wise the Junos were possibly the unluckiest class in the navy, Suki and Sage were torpedoed during the surprise attack on Port Isla, whilst Juno was sunk by cruiser Haguro during the Battle of the Java Sea. Cora was the only member of the class to survive, serving in both theaters of war.

Displacement - 9100 tonnes
Main battery - 3x3 203mm/55
Secondary battery - 8x1 127mm/50
Armor - 100mm main belt
Speed - 33 knots
Range - 8000nm at 16 knots

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Ships in class

Juno - Sunk in action, 1941
Cora - Scrapped, 1947
Suki - Torpedoed, 1940
Sage - Torpedoed, 1940

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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 6th, 2018, 10:05 pm
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Nice, the last one definitely needs a stronger foremast to support the heavy radars though. Otherwise looks good.

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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 14th, 2018, 2:39 pm
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PC-18 class submarine chaser

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With the Japanese submarine pioneer Tsutomu Sakuma surviving his incident with Submarine No.6, he went on to becoming one of Japan's rear admirals in time for the Second World War. His doctrine of submarine warfare called for a much larger and more extensive submarine fleet that gave bigger priority to merchant hunting in the Indian Ocean and along the Antaran West Coast when the war broke out.

The amount of merchant ships sunk during the first year of the war prompted the the mass production of new subchasers, namely the PC-18 class, of 432 members. These patrol-chasers as they were known displaced 440 tonnes. They were able to attain of a speed of 21 knots, which matched the speed of Antara's own fleet boats. They were armed with a dual purpose 100mm/45, a twin 40mm AA gun and two single 20mm guns on each side, as well as depth charges and K-guns.

Eleven PC-18s were lost during the war, mostly as a result of loosing gun duels with Japanese and German submarines, once by a destroyer, three times by strafing aircraft and once by coastal artillery.

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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 14th, 2018, 5:34 pm
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Good stuff man, I am surprised you aren't getting more comments. All these drawings are well done, perfectly within the style, and (for the most part) realistic and well thought out. My few complaints are pretty technical things like mast width etc which you've sorted out.

Good work overall.

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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 14th, 2018, 6:42 pm
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Speaking for myself, I have little to say. They're excellent drawings.

I think it's harder to get much appreciation for the nature of a historical AU (c.f. leut_east's splendid modern-day Australian forces). Too much scrolling from page to page to try to remember what changed when!

I only think the cruiser-and-above ships are a little lacking in stern buoyancy :)


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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 14th, 2018, 9:51 pm
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Thanks for the compliments.

However I'm not sure what you mean by the stern buoyancy. :?

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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 14th, 2018, 10:43 pm
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Shigure wrote: *
Thanks for the compliments.

However I'm not sure what you mean by the stern buoyancy. :?
I do it simple:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buoyancy


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Post subject: Re: AntaraPosted: April 15th, 2018, 7:21 pm
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Nice work here ;-)

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