KMS Erich Loewenhardt
An earlier draft design for aircraft carrier "A" (Flugzeugträger A), which preceded the construction of Graf Zeppelin. Had a different composition of AA capabilities, a higher running speed, and different hull architecture. With Germany lacking carrier experience as well as not having access to in-depth plans of foreign designs the design team was met with the difficulty of meeting those demands while also working under time pressure. This led to taking visual input from the British Courageous-class of carriers with a multiple flight deck design study, which was completed within a year, but the 203mm artillery had been completely discarded in favor of a 150mm artillery. What followed was a ship design that would be justified by the Anglo-German-Naval Agreement, which permitted Germany a carrier force of 38,500 tons, or two units with 19,250 tons each. To gain more insight into carrier design the team was given limited access to the British carrier HMS Furious and the Japanese carrier Akagi. Despite latter receiving a major refit a few weeks after the inspection, the blueprints (over 100 of them) would become the foundation of the design. The design was then finalized in 1935, and the first keels of the Graf Zeppelin-class were laid down starting 1936. During a presentation of the design to Adolf Hitler, the chancellor questioned the usefulness of heavy artillery on an aircraft carrier. His suggestion was to delete the 150mm casemates and instead install more 105mm gun mounts for increased AA defense. As the construction of Graf Zeppelin was too far underway to allow for such structural changes, this could not be met without unreasonable expenses. As such a compromise was accepted, the heavy artillery remained but a sixth 105mm twin mount would be added on the flight deck. Erich Loewenhardt represents the design of Graf Zeppelin prior to this change.
All According to wargaming wikipidea
( Activation Group 1 : Enabling yaw, throttle, brake controls )
( Throttle : Accelerate Forward )
( Brake : Reverse )
be sure to activate group 1 so you can sail the ship,
this carrier doesnt run well on ocean mod.
I might do a version with planes on it using @Blyatnov's Ju-87 stuka.
It runs on mobile. Well atleast on MY mobile phone
Its late but happy new year lads, 2 years on website yay!
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Thats all I've got to present after 1 month of absence.
- Created On Android
- Wingspan 137.2ft (41.8m)
- Length 830.2ft (253.1m)
- Height 153.2ft (46.7m)
- Empty Weight 43,165lbs (19,579kg)
- Loaded Weight 50,683lbs (22,989kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 0.465
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.019
- Wing Loading 15.7lbs/ft2 (76.5kg/m2)
- Wing Area 3,233.9ft2 (300.4m2)
- Drag Points 47378
- Number of Parts 762
- Control Surfaces 0
- Performance Cost 1,916