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United States Navy - Aircraft Carrier 'Scheme B' (1940)

Graham1973

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This is another of the preliminary designs for what emerged as the Midway Class, surface armament is again quite heavy with 8 single purpose 6inch guns arranged around the flight deck in single mounts (at the same locations as the DP 5 inch mounts on the 'Scheme A' design.) and eight DP 6inch guns mounted in four twin turrets fore and aft of the superstructure. Design speed was 33 knots, unlike the 'Scheme A' design, this ship was wide enough to fit through the Panama Canal.

http://www.shipscribe.com/styles/S-511/images/s-file/s511-28c.htm


 

Nick Sumner

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If anyone's interested, there is a Photoshopped pic in the thread 'Drake's Drum' in the Alternate History and Future Speculation sub forum of this website that has an image of how the CV-B might have turned out had it been built.

Its in reply #37.
 
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