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1/600 H Klasse Carrier Hangar Deck Front 3d printed

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1/600 H Klasse Carrier Hangar Deck Front 3d printed
1/600 H Klasse Carrier Hangar Deck Front 3d printed

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1/600 H Klasse Carrier Hangar Deck Front

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The historical H class battleships were six ships planned by Germany during the late 1930s. An enlarged Bismarck class design, the vessels were to be platforms for the 40 cm (actually 406 mm) gun in four twin turrets, as in the previous battleships. The H-39 designation likely stems from the letter assigned to the first hull (H) and the year in which it was ordered (1939).
Battleships H and J were laid down in mid 1939, with four more ordered (K, L, M and N hulls); however the outbreak of war saw the cessation of all work on the first two ships and the other would never be started. None of the ships were ever officially named. All would be cancelled and the few thousands tons of steel prepared reused for other means.
The design presented here is a hypothetical conversion mid-construction of H hull, a hybrid project mid way between the older Graf Zeppelin and the much smaller Seydlitz (project Weser). The main advantage of such a conversion would be hull protection, though likely thinned from its original battleship specifications - something akin to a German Shinano. The anti-aircraft battery would consist of twelve twin 10.5 cm mounts on the four corners of the flight deck, nine 37 mm twin mounts, and 17 20 mm quad AA guns. Air group would have likely consisted of some 50-60 aircraft, since the similarly sized Graf Zeppelin would have been capable of only 42.
Even in the event H hull would hit the water, it is highly unlikely the conversion would have been completed in time. The much smaller Weser did not see service and the Graf Zeppelin, started three years before war, was not either.
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20.28 x 7.9 x 1.66 cm
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