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Offline Anderman

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German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« on: April 21, 2007, 01:29:00 pm »
I am searching for informationen about the L20e battleship studies
All what i found until today is this site

http://homepages.fh-giessen.de/~hg6339/data/index.html

Does anybody has further information?

Thanks.

Offline smurf

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 12:54:06 am »
You won't find much more on your ship, but there are others.  Have a look at
http://www.dreadnoughtproject.org/plans/SM_Studienentwurf/
and for a complete survey the book
Deutsche Grosskampfschiffe 1915 to 1918
F Forstmeier & S. Breyer;  Bernard u Graefe Verlag 1970  ISBN 3 7637 6230 2
about 100 pages, 30 of tables and diagrams,  in German.  Under 10 second hand: Bookfinder.com

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 06:42:49 am »
Thansks Smurf  :)

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 08:03:24 am »
Deutsche Grosskampfshiffe is must have for all naval secret projects fan! Highly recommended (includes drafts by the hand of Kaiser Wilhem II ! )

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2007, 09:35:23 am »
Deutsche Grosskampfshiffe is must have for all naval secret projects fan! Highly recommended (includes drafts by the hand of Kaiser Wilhem II ! )

Would that be the ones where designers commented " Those are very nice scetches, sire, but it is probable they would sink."?

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007, 01:07:31 pm »
Some probebly, some are very similar to the Furious Large Light Cruisers...

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 12:18:54 am »
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some are very similar to the Furious Large Light Cruisers...
but those were not the Kaiser's.
To me, his battleship looks OK, but his cruiser is very heavily loaded.

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 02:53:04 am »
You're right! Actually, deleting the completely superfluous casemate at centership, they would be fine heavy cruisers, or light battlecruisers...
Off topic reflection: Wilhem II, with all his defects, was a remarkable fellow. It was a student in Greek philology, for example, and his study on the Greek goddess Gorgon is still cited in the scholarly works today.. People like that being rulers too was probably possible only in pre-WWI time, like Empress Elizabeth of Austria who decided in his 40s to learn Ancient Greek and in little more than a year was able to compose fine verses in that language... :o

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Re: German "L 20e" Type battleship study
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 03:29:53 am »
What you can do with the best teachers if you don't have to earn a living!  But a very impressive demonstration that cream came to the top.