Hypothetically speaking, would it have been possible to substitute 3 twin or triple 11" gun turrets for the 3 quadruple 9.2" turrets, while retaining the same displacement & dimensions?It was a real design from 1939 when Winston Churchill proposed a Super Cruiser to fight enemy heavy cruisers.Jemiba said:Great work and looking plausible as a ship between HMS Belfast and the KGVs. Could have been worthwhile
as a counter to the "Pocket Battleships". Smaller calibre guns, but double the number and better protection.
And as the Town class was originally envisaged to have four quadruple turrets, it may be plausible here, too.
These were to be the stats:
Dimensions: 220m x 25.6m x 7.3m
Engine Power: 154.000shp 4 shafts, 61km/h (33knots)
Range: 18.500km on 30km/h (10.000nm on 16knots)
Armour: 7inch belt, 4inch deck (178/102mm)
12, 9.2inch (234mm) Guns in 3 quad turrets
12, 4.5in (114mm) AA Guns in 6 twin turrets
16, 40mm AA Guns in 4 quad turrets
Further study not continued on the super cruiser type as 4 ships would cost more then 3 Vanguards!