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Well, this is a modification of the Boreas class battlecruisers.
About this creation
It is highly recommended that you check my DNS Boreas First, as this ship is using that as a basis.


So, backstory first:

January 1961: There are 6 of the 7 Boreas class Battlecruisers left in active service, with 1 being sunk in WW2. (bear in mind this is a fictional world but with a similar technological timeline).

It's February 1961, A shipboard vertical launch system is designed, it can carry 3 large ballistic missiles, or 12 smaller missiles. There is a requirement for a testbed for this brand new weapons system.

June 1961: There is a hangar explosion on the Skiron (The 6th of the 7 Boreas class vessels, launched early 1946). The explosion destroys the hangar and heavily damages the D turret and turret well. While the ship is undergoing repairs, the Domanian navy decides to use this opportunity to completely remove the aircraft hangar and D turret, to make way for 72 of the new VLS. A new helicopter hangar and helipad replace the C turret,The space saved from the ammunition of the aft turrets is now used to store more fuel oil and supplies, therefore increasing range. The amount of AA mounts were also reduced to 22* twin 40mm and 18* 20mm. The 127mm mounts were also reduced to 4* twin 127mm and 2* single 127mm. 2* rail based missile system now sit where the aft 127mm mounts used to be, each can launch 8 AA missiles, before being reloaded via and loading system in mounted in the side of the hull. The 40mm mounts on the side of the smokestack were also removed. Modern Radar was also incorporated. However, as a result of the new weapons systems the weight was increased.

After the modification, the classification was changed, The Skiron thus became the world's first Guided Missile Battlecruiser (CBG-1)


November 1963: The Skiron modification was so successful at bombardment and force projection, that the Domanian navy decided to convert 2 more Boreas class vessels, Kaikias & Zephyrus, into CBGs. These however were a little lighter than the Skiron, Because of better construction techniques.



Well, That's quite unlike me, having a backstory and all...

now for the stats:

Stats:
Length: 88 studs (255.2m) overall, 81 studs (234.9m) waterline
Beam: 12 studs (34.8m)
Draft: Skiron: 3.7 studs (10.7m) standard
Kaikas & Zephyrus: 3.66 studs (10.61m)
Height: 28 studs (81.2m)
Weight: Skiorn: 41,289 tonnes standard, 43,800 tonnes deep.
Kaikas & Zephyrus: 40,930 tonnes standard, 43,400


Complement: 1,550

Armament:
6* 355.6mm in 2 Triple turrets
10* 127mm in 4 dual and 2 single turrets
44* 40mm
18* 20mm
216* Vertical launch cells
2* Rail based missile launchers

Armor: Was not changed.

Power and propulsion:
Power: 8* boiler, Geared steam turbines, generating 112 MW
Propulsion: 4 shafts, 2 rudders
Speed: 29 knots
Range: 12,300 NM @ 15 knots

Aircraft:
Up to 3 Helicopters
Hangar can hold 1 helicopter, for servicing and such, 2 more can be stored on either side of the helipad.


Now then, Onto the pics



Front


Back


Side


Top


As you can see the amount of 40mm mounts have been reduced.


The changed forward mast with radar on top.


The side of the ship, as you can see the aft 127mm turrets have been removed.


Smokestack


The rail based missile system, can launch up to 8 missiles before being reloaded.


Another View


The helipad & hangar. Helicopters can be stored on either side of the helipad


The Vertical launch system (each stud represents a 3 cell VLS).


Aft Deck.


Random Views:








The view a helicopter pilot on approach would see.








THANKS for viewing



Comments

  July 9, 2014
It looks fantastic, awesome job
 
By manthanboeing MAD
Add to my favorite builders


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