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KMS Erich Loewenhardt

21.7k Ayanon  5 days ago

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


Controls

( Activation Group 1 : Enabling yaw, throttle, brake controls )
( Throttle : Accelerate Forward )
( Brake : Reverse )

Note :

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!


Images


Credits to :

EnigmaSP: for providing me text labels
ShiroNeko: for the screenshots
Blyatnov: for the Ju-87 used in the screenshots
Thank you so much!


Thats all I've got to present after 1 month of absence.

Bon Voyage!

1/15/22 12:00

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • 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)

Performance

  • 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

Parts

  • Number of Parts 762
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 1,916
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    21.7k Ayanon

    Thankyou for the upvotes and spotlights!

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    0 Megani

    Can you make ijn kaga but its a battleship

    yesterday
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    2,280 HARIPOTTOD

    762 part exe

    2 days ago
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    21.7k Ayanon

    @AcePlayer whenever if i feel like making it

    +1 2 days ago
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    7,059 handitover

    you know the boat is good when the images are just the same but in different angles

    +1 2 days ago
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    Missouri when?

    Also nice build

    +1 2 days ago
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    5,876 T8flight

    sheesh there are 2 very good carriers that look very similar that have the smae number of upvotes rn.

    +1 3 days ago
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    21.7k Ayanon

    @EnigmaSP lmao

    4 days ago
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    1,546 EnigmaSP

    this post reminded me that I still have a plane to build

    +2 4 days ago
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    8,050 xNotDumb

    @Ayanon Oh, you have a great knowledge of ww2 ships you might become an archaeologist of ww2 shipwrecks.

    +1 5 days ago
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    21.7k Ayanon

    @xNotDumb SMS is from the German Empire's navy which is Kaiserlichemarine that lasted from 1871 to 1919, and KMS is from Hitler's regime which is Kriegsmarine.

    5 days ago
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    8,050 xNotDumb

    IDK why but some german ship had SMS instead of KMS infront of their name.

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    1,507 PoiModder

    Another build that just surpasses mine, honestly im quite impressed (might do the usual tweaking)

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    21.7k Ayanon

    @xNotDumb no problem!

    5 days ago
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    8,050 xNotDumb

    I was knowing only 1 ww2 german aircraft carrier. Thanks for making it 2!

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    4,712 BlinIndustry

    Deutsche Qualite

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    16.8k ShiroNeko

    hawt

    +1 5 days ago