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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 12th, 2012, 7:38 pm
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Well, assuming this is a light cruiser and not a destroyer, I'd say this is your most potential ful ship so far. But:
You haven't changed the funnels at anything but hight. They need to be wider - about 1,3-1,5 times the width should be quite good.
I still think that the current boat placing is a bit of a waste of space. Place them flanking the funnels - just above the torpedo tubes. Then you can take away the "cow bridge" and drag the aft superstructure together .
Also - but this is a purely aestethical, even though often seen on IRL vessels - I advice you to turn the Q gun mount so that the gun faces forward.

Btw, when is this supposed to be built?


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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 12th, 2012, 7:44 pm
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APDAF wrote:
P.s Yes she does look a lot like one of Zephyr's destroyers I think.
No she don't ... not even close.
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Now this is what I had in mind.
What ? ... firstly be such nice boy and answer our questions. What is the mysterious role of that ship.

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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 12th, 2012, 9:57 pm
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How about now?


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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 12th, 2012, 10:07 pm
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Gods, give me patience. Because if you give me strength, I'll will kill him ... :roll:

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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 12th, 2012, 10:26 pm
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Getting better, but it still needs work.
~She looks a bit topheavy now, you could fix that by droppong the deck with the forward superfiring gun down a half level, and maybe merge the deck above it down into that deck. This would also break up some of it's boxyness.
~Drop the silly armor belt, it makes no sense on a DD. DD's are meant to be fast and sleek, as well as semi-expendable, so an armor belt doesn't make sense on her.
~The torp tubes by the funnels still won't work. Remember that they have to swing like this to fire:
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~By merging the funnels into 2 or 3, instead of 4, you can free ups some space for another torp launcher.
~I still don't see the need for the 4" gun aft of the bridge, you could get away with the one above the torp launcher, but that's a bit of a stretch.
~That walkway between the bridge and the mast needs support. Better yet, stretch the superstructure aft around the mast.
~Speaking of masts, yours are way too thick. I count 10 pixels, most destroyers have masts 3 or 4. The reason for this is to decrease the topweight, and that it just isn't needed. You'd be suprised at how strong a thinner mast can be.

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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 12th, 2012, 10:49 pm
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It looks like you tried to downscale a RN light cruiser (C, Danae, or Emerald) in length and gun caliber and turn it into a destroyer. The thing about that is that a destroyer wouldn't be mounting 7 main guns like that. Nor would it be mounting more than 3 or 4 secondary guns, much less guns that a decade before were considered to be primary guns for destroyers.

Either that or you just drew a cramped version of an early RN light cruiser.

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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 13th, 2012, 10:05 am
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It's not an armoured belt for Pete's sake I have already said that once. :x

If you look closer you will see that I put the torpedoes right next to the gaps between the funnels.

I was going to add draught anyway.


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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 13th, 2012, 10:09 am
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If it's not an armour belt, remove it. Destroyers don't have any kind of bulges or armour. They rely on fine lines and high speed for survival, as do destroyer leaders and the majority of light cruisers.

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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 13th, 2012, 10:12 am
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It's paint not amour.


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Post subject: Re: Britannian Destroyers.Posted: August 13th, 2012, 11:11 am
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I'm wondering why,on a slim ship like a destroyer, you'd have heavier mounts up top, instead of the 3 pounders, also look at masts of small ships of the period, little more than poles, not elaborate structures that held spotting tops

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