The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
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Do you have any data on this Polish Navy design? First I've heard of it, but it sounds intriguing!I always found it interesting that the Polish Navy's battleship specs were so similar. At least one online source says that if Poland had pursued its wildly unrealistic programme, it would have used the 1047 design.
From Breyer:Do you have any data on this Polish Navy design? First I've heard of it, but it sounds intriguing!
They're also an interesting juxtaposition with the Scharnhorst class. By the specs, only giving up a knot, the Polish models were somehow supposed to combine greater striking power, slightly thicker deck armor (same vertical armor), and an extra set of turbines, on 6,000 tons less.Now after re-checking the specifications and knowing the RN's battleship designs before the 1st London Naval Treaty, this Polish Battleships shows strong similarities with the Admirality 12inch designs of 1928/29 which range from 24.000 to 28500tons and from 8-9-12 cannons of various arrangement (4x2, 3x3, 5x2, 2x3,1x2, 4x3 with a 6" battery of 12 guns mostly in twin BD turrets or in single casemates.
I can think that this Polish BB would had been similar
Many years ago (like 10+??? )the now late Admiral Furushita made a hypothetical drawing: