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I'm a huge fan of the US "standard type" battleships created during the 1910s and early 20s. My issue is that the hulls available during that time period don't allow recreation of dreadnoughts historically made, such as the New York class (I just wanna make the USS Texas :P). The hull forms don't have the deck space for 14" guns, as they're either too large for the narrow bow area or just can't place as many as the New York class did. Haven't tested the Nevada nor Colorado classes yet, but I will soon. Thanks for reading!

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How I've gotten around such problems is just tossing displacement values to the wind. Yes the USS Texas didn't weigh as much as it does in game whenever I make something similar, but it's the only way I can get five dual 14" gun turrets on the thing when it comes to the two fore, two aft and one at mid ship. As for the Nevada and Colorado class battleships, you can get their gun layouts and armaments correct (for the most part, secondary guns can be a pain in the butt) but the main issue that has always been there is the lack of superstructures that resemble or match those ships superstructures.

Long story short, my fellow US Navy Enthusiast: there are very few ships that can be faithfully recreated in game when it comes to displacement, superstructure/funnel designs, and whatever else you can think of. Often times, you'll find yourself having to increase the displacement value in order to get the hull large enough to fit what you want, while other times the somewhat limited "tower" options can leave you with little to no wiggle room when it comes to design choices and gun placement. A prime example of this is when I try to recreate the North Carolina or South Dakota class battleships. Due to the way the towers are, I can't really fit all the secondary guns on it in that "cramped" manner that you see.

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