The super battleship Arizona , My first major design. I have come a long way since then, both in detail and in the sense of realism.
This was simply a “what if” design. The what if being that the US navy decided to drink the Yamato punch and make a battleship of enormously huge proportions.
Basically, I took elements of:
- A super sized Montana
- Gave it 18″ guns
- A longer Iowa Style Bow
- Shortened the superstructure into a design more like that of the proposed Iowa rebuilds in the late 1940s.
So what are the statistics for the super battleship Arizona?
Displacement: 90,000 tons
With about 220,000 shaft horsepower the ship can manage 28 knots and has a range of 15,000 nautical miles.
12x 18″/48 Guns
20x 6″/47 Dual-Purpose Guns
40x 3″/50 RF Anti-Air Guns
80x 20mm Orelikon Anti-Air Guns
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