Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

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Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

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Re: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

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Re: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

Post by Thoddy » 06 Aug 2019 11:57

It worth, explicitely mentioning the 32 cm belt armor, instead of the common believe of a 35 cm belt armor.
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Re: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

Post by Gorque » 06 Aug 2019 23:44

The two ships, from what I recall, were wet even in slightly inclement weather. Would the exchanging of the 3 280 cm guns for the 2 380 cm guns hsve worsened this condition?

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Re: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

Post by Thoddy » 07 Aug 2019 11:54

despite beeing wet they were also very fast even in the worst whether.

Construction wise both ships were overweighted even without the 38 cm by about 2000 t mostly caused by additional demands compared to the original draft.

Only solution would be increasing displacement accordingly.
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Re: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

Post by Don71 » 12 Aug 2019 16:14

After the original plans, to compensate the more weight of the 38cm turret and to create more buoyancy, the bow section in front of turret Anton should be lenghten around ten meters.
After that the hull would be significant less wet because the own created wave, would be significant forward and the hull would less pitching in water at high speed.

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Re: Scharnhorst and Gneisenau with 38cm

Post by aurelien wolff » 13 Aug 2019 04:17

Not a scharnhorst with 380mm original plan,I've read a "9-28cm SK C/28"
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