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HMS Dreadnought (Platinum special)

27.5k BMilan  one month ago

HMS Dreadnought

Platinum Special build

Note: This build has been tested on mobile devices and worked smoothly, so it's safe to say it's mobile friendly.



History

The ship of a new era, HMS Dreadnought was commissioned in 1906, immediately rendering all other ships of the time obsolete. Dreadnought had some revolutionary features including uniform armament and a propulsion provided only by Steam turbines (which hasn't been used on big capital ships before). Dreadnought was so revolutionary that she started a new worldwide naval race, with every major naval power wanting to build their own all-big-gun ships. Ships built after her would later be called "dreadnoughts" in her honour, while the ones that were built before her would now be called "pre-dreadnoughts". As revolutionary as she was, Dreadnought would see very little combat during WWI. Her only significant action was sinking the german submarine U-29 by ramming it, making her the only battleship, confirmed to have sunk a submarine. She missed the Battle of Jutland and all the other major naval battles of WWI. In 1919 she was put into reserve fleet and two years later was sold for scrap, bringing a very sad end to one of history's most important battleships.

Now about my build!

This build features accurate size, speed, usable main batteries, and working equipment on the bridge. She also uses a new aiming system: Instead of controlling each turret individually, you can now control all of them at once, using a centralised aiming system, similar to the one in World of Warships.
My main sources for modelling the Dreadnought were her renditions in World of Warships and War Thunder as well as a number of blueprints.

Controls:
AG1 + pitch-roll - 12 in Cannons
AG8 - Ship controls (ON/OFF)
AG8 + VTOL - Ship movement forward/backwards
AG8 + Yaw - Ship steering
CAM1 - helmsman view
CAM2 - Third person view (rotating chase cam, wobbly but can be zoomed)
CAM3 - Third person view (affixed rotating camera, cannot be zoomed)

WARNING!

Be careful when firing the main cannons! Collisions are NOT turned off on them, therefore you are able to hit your own ship (don't worry about the small decorations tho, those won't collide with the shells but the hull of the ship does) so aim carefully!


Demonstration of the features

Firing the main battery


centralised aiming system (similar to World of Warships)


As always, I hope you like this build and have fun with it!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 87.1ft (26.6m)
  • Length 708.8ft (216.0m)
  • Height 231.8ft (70.7m)
  • Empty Weight 476,628lbs (216,195kg)
  • Loaded Weight 476,628lbs (216,195kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading 45.3lbs/ft2 (221.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 10,518.8ft2 (977.2m2)
  • Drag Points 558236

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1798
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    27.5k BMilan

    To anyone who might be afraid of the part count: a friend of mine tested this on his phone and it worked fine so I'd recommend giving it a try, even if your device is not high-end.

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    @Tookan Bri'ish

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    @asteroidbook345
    Bri'ish sh'p

    29 days ago
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    HEART OF OAK ARE OUR SHIPS, JOLLY TARS ARE OUR MEEEN, WE ALWAYS ARE READY! STEADY BOYS! STEADY! WE'LL FIGHT AND WE'LL CONQUER AGAIN AND AGAIN!

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    4,625 Tookan

    I'm extremely amazed that this ran smooth on my phone

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    27.5k BMilan

    @Lanc Check out my Updates post, you can follow the progress of my builds there and see what Im working on at the moment :D

    one month ago
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    RULE BRITANNIA
    BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES

    +4 one month ago
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    The best dreadnought on the site

    +1 one month ago