- Feb 10, 2019
Soon the next model will get started. It is a variation of the USS Dunderberg. After this, I think I will make a real design.
I thought I would I would compromise and split the deference with one turret. Having it on top might make it a little top heavy and the field of fire wouldn't be much worse since the masts, funnel and rigging would not be in the line of fire. Besides it looks kinda neat.Hm... what could be the reason to have the single turret behind the casemate? If I recall correctly, the original design was supposed to have two turrets on the top of casemate, to provide better fire arcs & gave the guns ability to work in any weather.
Looking good so far. One small point, you have put the "Atlanta" jog in the fantail. It was done on her because they were following as far as practicable the lines of the original hull. A new build's lines would be straight. A carpenter friend of mine pointed out that the "Atlanta" form introduces a weakness into the structure at the change of angle.
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