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  Topic: gun and turret distribution...any optimal arrangement?
McTodd

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:10 pm   Subject: gun and turret distribution...any optimal arrangement?
Pretty well all the information I have is from a magnificent article by David Topliss, 'The Brazilian Dreadnoughts 1904-1914', in Warship International, No.3, 1988. It's a big piece, running from page ...
  Topic: Tumble-home
McTodd

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PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:59 pm   Subject: Tumble-home
Another upside was that it was easier to sponson out heavy or medium turrets for end-on fire, as the French so often did.

But given the disastrous tendency of the French-influenced Borodinos to cap ...
  Topic: gun and turret distribution...any optimal arrangement?
McTodd

Replies: 11
Views: 15639

PostForum: Discussion   Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:50 pm   Subject: gun and turret distribution...any optimal arrangement?
Interestingly, the "Dreadnought" design committee didn't adopt the super-firing turret idea and stuck with wing-turrets. Although the U.S. Navy was going ahead with them, the "Dreadnought" committee w ...
 
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