Giant Battleship Sovetsky Soyuz . The Soviet Union Fast Battleship, built to sink the Bismarck class battleships. With lots of photoshop images!!! . More images at Flickr:
This ship was built for the 5th anniversary of the 0937 community. ^^
The MOC represents the Pr. 23 Bis with some differences made by me.
This ship never existed in the real world, it was never finished!
The Sovetsky Soyuz class battleships (Project 23) ( линкор Советский Союз проект 23 ) were a class of battleships begun by the Soviet Union in the late 1930s but never brought into service. They were designed in response to the battleships being built by Germany. Only four hulls of the sixteen originally planned had been laid down by 1940, when the decision was made to cut the program to only three ships to divert resources to an expanded army rearmament program.
These ships would have rivaled the Imperial Japanese Yamato class in size. They would have been superior to their German rivals, the Bismarck class, at least on paper.
Leaving Murmansk in 1942... with a secret mission...
To sink the battleship Tirpitz!!!
The MOC features rotating main turrets and elevation; a small radar will be added later. The MOC is also divided in three parts. Hope you like it!
9 406mm (16) B-37 guns in three triple turrets;
12 180mm (7,1) B-1-P guns in four triple turrets;
12 100mm (3,9) B-34 guns in six double turrets (Heavy AA);
40 37mm (1,5) 46-K guns in ten quad turrets (medium AA);
58 12,7mm (0,5) DShK heavy machine guns in twelve quad, two double and two single turrets;
8 533mm (21") 53-38 Torpedo-tubes (no reloads)
Operator: Soviet Navy
Cost: 1,280,000,000 rubles
Type: Fast Battleship
Displacement: 65,150 t (64,120 long tons) (Standard) 69,150 metric tons (68,220 long tons) (Full Load)
Length: 275.4 m (1 375 ft)
Beam: 38.9 m (127 ft 7 in)
Draft: 10.4 m (34 ft 1 in)
Installed power: 201,000 shp (149,886 kW)
268,000shp (200,000 kW)
Propulsion: 4 shafts
4 Cammel Laird steam turbines
6 triangle-type boilers
Speed: 32 knots (52 km/h; 32 mph)
Endurance: 7,680 nmi (14,220 km; 8,840 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Armor: Waterline belt: 180460 mm (7.118.1 in)
Deck: 25203 mm (0.988 in)
Turrets: 230533 mm (9.121 in)
Barbettes: 460 mm (18.1 in)
Bulkheads: 75380 mm (315 in)
Conning tower: 425 mm (16.7 in)
Aircraft carried: 2 KOR-2 flying boats and two Mig-3 floatplanes;
The hangar for three planes. One must go on the catapult all time, ready to launch.
The KOR-2 (Beriev Be-4)
The Mig-3 (Floatplane Recce Fighter)
Yes, I know that there wasn΄t a Mig-3 floatplane version. Still, I needed a fast and small recce floatplane fighter for my Battleship and I choose this plane.
There are two versions, one with white wings and other with red wings.
Some AA guns
Hope you like it ^^
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Please comment! I want to know your opinion! ^