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Old 02-15-2017, 11:58 PM   #6991
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Coincidentally, time ago I started precisely the Nelson:



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Another very cool battleship was the Bismarck class. Or the South Dakota.
Even our Littorio class was not bad

Too much choice!
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:23 AM   #6992
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 Coincidentally, time ago I started precisely the Nelson:



---------- Post added at 11:58 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:50 PM ----------

Another very cool battleship was the Bismarck class. Or the South Dakota.
Even our Littorio class was not bad

Too much choice!
I Just recognize this as you want to do them all i have the Same things
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:03 AM   #6993
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 Even our Littorio class was not bad
No not at all. Actually a beautiful ship.

Of the later period, the Long Beach was also a very nice ship design.

I am still disappointed by the lack of good ship simulators, the relatively old Dutch game series turned too much towards arcade. Especially steam-powered battleships lack some treatment. All you can find is tactical simulations, which are like Worms, but without the fun.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:06 PM   #6994
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 Of the later period, the Long Beach was also a very nice ship design.
Wait a minute... this?



"Nice" is not exactly the first term that comes in my mind when I think about that ship...

Speaking of the vintage US nuclear cruisers, I've a soft spot for the Virginia class.



Clean, polished design. A lot of potential. Sadly, all of them were scrapped. The Ticonderogas can do more with less cost.
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Old 02-16-2017, 12:21 PM   #6995
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 Wait a minute... this?
"Nice" is not exactly the first term that comes in my mind when I think about that ship...
It was the last US ship based on a cruiser hull, all later ships used enlarged destroyer hulls (Which limited performance and stability). Also, the boxy superstructure gives it a very clean and very distinctive look. And then, it also had a very modern weapon payload for its era - you have to remember, when it was build, most ships still look much the same like in WW2, the USA had only conversions of WW2 cruisers in this class.

This one was also a beauty... sadly already a dinosaur when it was build:



EDIT: Should the naval discussion disturb, I suggest moving it into another thread. Its not that much about Orbiter, though I think I have some anim8or models of one of my own ship designs somewhere in my backup folder.

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Old 02-16-2017, 06:32 PM   #6996
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 This one was also a beauty... sadly already a dinosaur when it was build:
I read that the Vanguard, besides of his advanced (for the time) fire control system, had superb seaworthiness, that in NATO exercises proved far better than the celebrated Iowa class battleships. Only drawback, the very old main battery.

Obviously, a post WWII battleship was a waste of money and resources.

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EDIT: Should the naval discussion disturb, I suggest moving it into another thread. Its not that much about Orbiter, though I think I have some anim8or models of one of my own ship designs somewhere in my backup folder.
I agree.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:13 PM   #6997
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High above the Martian surface the crew of the solar-electric tug prepares the Mars lander for its descent. The UFO-shaped body up front is the inflated high-speed decelerator heat shield of the lander.
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