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HMS Dreadnought (Platinum special)

48.5k BMilan  2.9 years 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
  • Performance Cost 4,895
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    48.5k 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.

    Pinned 2.9 years ago
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    48.5k BMilan

    @Samfpanzer It just uses an overpowered gyro, you can find it hidden inside the first funnel. If you have problem with the ship drifting sideways after turning, then place a large structural wing on the bottom, the stretches almost the entire length of the ship, you can see it on my ship too

    9 days ago
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    5,703 Samfpanzer

    How did you build the turning system (a dreadnought I’m building is having problems with turning mainly stoping turning)

    9 days ago
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    48.5k BMilan

    @Sharkmanned There is no fuel: the ship uses custom built propellers that dont need any fuel

    26 days ago
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    Uhh.. is there supposed to be no fuel? Or did I f*ck sonthing up

    26 days ago
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    12.5k Graingy

    Parts: 1798

    Mobile friendly
    This must be like what the 1980s kid playing text-based adventure games on his dad's Apple 1 must felt like when a time traveller popped into a living room and showed him Minecraft with real-time raytracing

    11 months ago
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    Tried it out on my phone. Max FPS I got was like 12 lol

    If you have a low end phone, like mine, it might lag you towards the lower 25 mark. Maybe lower

    1.4 years ago
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    the dreadnoughts dread nothing at all
    @anthropomorphicmouse1

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    483 PilotBug

    @Convoyslayer you beat me

    1.9 years ago
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    483 PilotBug

    @BMilan worked fine on my phone!

    1.9 years ago
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    12.5k Kaiser7

    The dreadnought dreads not.,

    1.9 years ago
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    @Samflugzeugpanzer y e s

    2.0 years ago
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    5,703 Samfpanzer

    Is that a sataton song @Convoyslayer

    2.0 years ago
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    A shadow moves across the water in pursuit
    It splits the waves, commands the sea and defies the wind
    Instilling fear among its prey, feels nought for itself
    Ahead the sea lies calm awaiting the storm
    Displace the water in it's path
    Reveal the cannons, align the guns, unleash their wrath
    Unopposed under crimson skies
    Immortalized, over time their legend will rise
    And their foes can't believe their eyes, believe their size, as they fall
    And the dreadnoughts dread nothing at all
    A hull of steel and all big guns to serve the fleet
    Unrivalled firepower riding the waves to war
    A devastating blow will send their foes down below
    Fearless armada now bombarding their shore
    Light up the night when cannons roar
    In fear of nothing, they lead the navy into war
    Unopposed under crimson skies
    Immortalized, over time their legend will rise
    And their foes can't believe their eyes, believe their size, as they fall
    And the dreadnoughts dread nothing at all
    The North Sea has drawn them near
    The Fleet of the High Seas approach
    A contest of titans commence
    These days will dictate their fate
    The grand fleet prepares their guns
    Unleashed as the dreadnoughts clash at last
    Unopposed under crimson skies
    Immortalized, over time their legend will rise
    And their foes can't believe their eyes, believe their size, as they fall
    And the dreadnoughts dread nothing at all

    2.0 years ago
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    But if one day i can i will

    2.4 years ago
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    @BMilan hmmmm maybe mine is quite a potato but for real i think yes even tho i could play genshin it fell H O T on my phone so... Maybe your work is to laggy for me

    2.4 years ago
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    48.5k BMilan

    @AlphagamingWw2 my mobile can run it, so does a friend of mine's, plus someone in the comments also claimed that it ran smooth on their phone. Thus, I determined this build to be mobile friendly based on these feedbacks ans experiences.
    However:
    "Mobile friendly" is a very vague term because there is no way to determine what type of phone each and every user has, so there might be devices that can run even 2000+ part builds without a problem, while there could also be devices that have a hard time dealing with a 200 part build.
    I'm sorry your device can't run this, but I'd recommend taking a look at my latest forum post where I announced a future series of mobile friendly rebuilds. Your device might be able to run these future builds but I can't promise it.

    2.4 years ago
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    Hmmm mobile friendly and i cant use it

    2.4 years ago
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    422 CSLI

    Admiral Fisher would be proud!

    2.6 years ago
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    6,436 Flewey

    @BMilan Oh, guess I remembered wrong... Thanks for the correction though. Yeah I remember now, the Dreadnaught was in the Third Battle Squadron at Sheerness during Jutland...

    2.6 years ago
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    48.5k BMilan

    @LaBaguette the HMS Dreadnought did not participate in the Battle of Jutland, but yes, the HMS Vanguard was a dreadnought type ship and so was the entire St. Vincent-class (they were improved versions of the Bellerophon-class which was the improved version of the HMS Dreadnought)
    Respect to your great uncle for his service, may he rest in peace. o7

    2.6 years ago
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    6,436 Flewey

    Hell of a ship. My Great-uncle Samuel served on a St. Vincent Class ship named the HMS Vanguard alongside the Dreadnaught in the Battle of Jutland. If I remember correctly the Vanguard, although it was a St. Vincent Class, was still a dreadnaught. Sadly though, the Vanguard blew up in 1917 while docked in Scapa Flow. Only two of the crew survived, neither of which where my great-uncle...

    2.6 years ago
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    Britannia rules the waves

    2.7 years ago
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    @Tookan Bri'ish

    +3 2.9 years ago
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    9,147 Tookan

    @asteroidbook345
    Bri'ish sh'p

    2.9 years ago
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