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1/1200 HMS Beatty (Battleship of the Future 1940) 3d printed

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1/1200 HMS Beatty (Battleship of the Future 1940) 3d printed
1/1200 HMS Beatty (Battleship of the Future 1940) 3d printed

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1/1200 HMS Beatty (Battleship of the Future 1940)

$39.21
3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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Product Description
In September 1940, a fictional sketch drawing of the 'Battleship of the Future' appeared in an American magazine. The drawing pretended to describe the new generation of British streamlined battleships, giving the vessel an approximate size of 900ft, 18 14in guns, a number of 5.25in and 4.7in guns, and multiple light AA gun emplacements.
As already highlighted, the sketch is entirely fictional: although feasible, such a warship would be hideously impractical. Mixing twin, triple, and quadruple turrets would be an engineer's nightmare, not to mention the reliability and accuracy problems of such an arrangement. Having both 5.25in and 4.7in guns is a waste of displacement and deck space: one or the other is perfectly fine as dual purpose batteries, but there's absolutely no reason whatsoever to put in both. And lastly, the arguably most unique feature of the design: the exhausts used as anti-torpedo protection. There's no way on Earth that system is going to bounce or make a heavyweight torpedo ricochet above or below the waterline; plus if the system is breached: A, it can't either exhaust the fumes out intoxicating everybody in the boiler rooms; or B, cold water poures into very hot boilers, resulting in a very loud bang
The name is not an official one; although the last two King George V class battleships were slated to be named HMS Jellicoe and HMS Beatty, the names were later changed to Anson and Howe. However, I felt appropriate giving the name of such a negleting Admiral to a design that would have been an equal failure had it actually ever been built.
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1_1200_HMS_Beatty
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22.86 x 2.85 x 3.22 cm
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Mature audiences only.
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