November 08, 2012
My plans to graduate in the Spring or Summer, comes down to class availability. I was informed that one class I need is unlikely to be available until next fall. In the grand scheme of things a 4 month delay and a very light load last semester is not THAT big a deal, but it is highly annoying. I'm going to speak to my adviser next week about taking it as a topics course over the summer, but I'm told that is unlikely because....'Because.' Meh...I'm almost there.
Lots of papers this semester. I still have 12 page, 8 page and 5 page papers coming up in various classes over the next 2 weeks.
I split the B&tB clip from the assessment post, which started out as just a cheer-up post when I got to rambling,
I've started to...oh my...What is this?
And oh my, what a big juicy target that is. Build it out of wood and tow it behind a submarine, just so nobody bothers to shoot at the rest of your fleet...
Posted by: David at Thu Nov 8 16:14:51 2012 (I6iFS)
Posted by: EdwardM at Thu Nov 8 20:10:18 2012 (moC4O)
Posted by: Siergen at Thu Nov 8 20:19:32 2012 (Ao4Kw)
Posted by: David at Thu Nov 8 21:31:06 2012 (vyRm+)
And yeah Dave, I'd say it's from someone's rather admirable imagination as well, but...look at all the stuff that actually DID come out of WWII. I could see someone among the major powers at least conceiving of this, even if nothing close to it was ever built. Kind of a WWII-era ship designer's wet dream.
Posted by: Tom at Thu Nov 8 21:47:08 2012 (X594O)
27 main guns, and since it's clearly based on a Yamato-class, they'd be 18.1" rifles to boot... with the worst firing arcs ever. I'd be relatively certain that the guns couldn't fire over the flight decks for fear of damaging them, particularly A, B, Y and Z turrets. Then the superfiring turrets probably couldn't fire directly over the turrets under them, so no firing straight ahead/behind, except for A and Z.
Except for the six sponson mounts, three on each side... they'd have relatively normal arcs of fire, except that they'd be so low that they wouldn't have as good a range, and god help you if you tried to train them out in a heavy sea!
Looks like a Navy Cross waiting to happen...
Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Nov 8 22:32:39 2012 (lS5Cn)
Sorry, folks, I don't have a clue. I certainly never heard of anyone trying to design a monster like that.
One reason was that after WWII everyone knew that battleships were obsolete. Anyone trying to build a bigger-better carrier wouldn't bother with big guns -- and no one did.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri Nov 9 00:32:28 2012 (+rSRq)
By the way, 無理です reads muri desu and means "It's impossible".
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Fri Nov 9 00:34:33 2012 (+rSRq)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Fri Nov 9 01:01:58 2012 (5UcDQ)
Posted by: Siergen at Fri Nov 9 20:50:40 2012 (Ao4Kw)
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