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Washington Class Destroyer "USS Spartan"
The Washington Class Destroyer is my navy's primary ship and is the largest ship in the fleet. The navy originally had battleships in the fleet. Sure they had the firepower but they proved to be slow and easily spotted so the navy got rid of them and replaced them with destroyers. The destroyer class of ships is faster and smaller than the battleship and making them harder to hit. They are also armed to teeth so firepower is not an issue. The latest class of destroyer into the fleet is the Washington. slightly faster than other Destroyers in the fleet the Washington is able to out run enemy ships. The Washington is also greater in firepower with more weapons than you could poke a stick at. The Weapons on the ship include: 1 5" forward turret, 1x3 9" turrets, 1 Mk 26 missile launcher 1x2, vertical launch missile system, 1x2 4" side turrets, 1 phalanx CIWS 20mm, 1x1 5" rear turret, 1x2 quad anti ship missile launchers, 2 50cal general purpose machine guns and 1 super heavy multipurpose machine gun. Advanced radar equipment on the ship give it the edge in combat increasing line of site and weapon accuracy on the ship weapon systems.
About this creation

Side overall. 104 studs long and weighs about 3-4 kilos!






top profile









front











rear























This is the front 5" gun. With a rate of fire of 18rnds min. Automatically loaded










range 13 nautical miles. Effective against light ships and aircraft.











here are the biggest guns on the ship. The 1x3 9" cannons are the foe of any ship thats decides to stray within range.










rate of fire is 3-4rnds per min with a range of 25 nautical miles.











Fire!










Mk 26 missile launcher can fire at a variety of targets with missiles like anti air, ASROC and anti ship missiles










ready to fire










Side 1x2 4" guns are effective against light targets and cover the ships "Blind Spot"










Located on the sides. Rate of fire is around 90rnds per min






















bridge










Phalanx CIWS makes short work of enemy missiles










rate of fire is 2000-3000rnds per min.










Rear 5" gun same as the front but elevated higher.



















2x1 quad missile launchers are great against ships








2 are on board, firing long range harpoon missiles.










50 cal multi purpose machine guns make short work of enemy light boats and helicopters.











Helipad lowers to internal hanger









side











main radar dome









Say hello to fisherman joe!










the Washington carries 1 assault craft so that ship raids are possible. (thanks lego coast guard!)
































vertical launchers launch tomohawk cruise missiles




















sensor array










side profile










front











side again








At the rear we have the multipurpose super heavy gun platform. Thanks to Gir3691 for the design.









This gun is only used when needed and is highly effective against large ships and aircraft. It fires a high caliber depleted uranium rounds at 410rnds per minuet in an earsplitting volume.









Able to punch through the toughest armour

























Comments

  November 5, 2011
It surely is heavily armed, the only problem is a submarine could ambush it. Submarines can be hard to hit too because they dive really deep where torpedoes cant really reach (from the surface). But anyways great job!
  March 7, 2011
This is great you should build an aircraft carrier!!!! that would be really cool!
  January 28, 2010
hmmmm dang why can they always outrun my battleship going at only 15 knots :( destroyers go like 50 - 60 knots darn it!!!!
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  October 30, 2009
cool!(sigh)i miss battleships.
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  April 26, 2009
gee wizz, that is very cool
 
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