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- 3 January 2006
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AKS said:The only thing is that rudder looks way too small! It should be at least 1/50th of the underwater side area.
How many rudders did you count? There would be at least two (four shafts) and could be more...
AKS said:But the two side views in the first image clearly show a single rudder.
If there were two, in the lower view the skeg would be seen part way up the hull and not projecting from the bottom.
Thank you TZoli!All Malta designs had armoured deck. The final version as approved had 4" while the two known preliminaries I have (Design X and Y) had 6" deck and all 3 versions had 4" belt.
I vaguely remember a 5-shaft Malta proposal but I might mix things.
Design X was 274,34m (wl) long, same engine power, speed, and armament as Malta
Design Y was 228,62m (wl) long, same engine power, speed, and armament as Malta