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Furutaka Class Light Cruiser (WWII) 2019-10-13

Japanese WWII Light Cruiser

  1. Delta_Strife
    The Furutaka-class cruisers were a class of two heavy cruisers which saw service with the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. Both vessels of this class were sunk in 1942.

    They were substantially rebuilt in 1936-1937 (Kako) and 1937-1939 (Furutaka) as follows:

    The 6 single 7.87 in (200 mm) main battery was replaced by 3 twin turrets housing the 8 in (203 mm)/50-cal guns. Light antiaircraft protection was augmented with 8 25 mm automatic cannons in 4 twin mounts. The 6 pairs (3 per side) of fixed torpedo tubes mounted on the middle deck were replaced with 2 quadruple mounts using the powerful Type 93 torpedo, located on the upper deck, one on each side of the catapult.

    The bridge structure was completely rebuilt to accommodate the latest rangefinders and fire control equipment for the main battery, antiaircraft and torpedoes. Platforms were redesigned for aircraft spotters.

    The twelve original mixed-fuel boilers were replaced by 10 large oil-fired units, along with a redesign of all the boiler rooms, and replacement of coal bunkers with fuel-oil tanks.

    All of the new equipment resulted in increased electrical power requirements, so 3 more generators were added to increase power output from 315 kW to 885 kW.

    These modifications added 560 tons to the ships. To prevent the draft from increasing even more, and to improve stability, bulges were added, simultaneously enhancing anti-torpedo protection. As a result, the ships' beam was increased to 16.92 m (55.5 ft).​

    The file contains the unit and pcx files. Model is not my own creation. Wyrmshadow helped with the animation files. I merely put the pieces together and cleaned up the model for CivIII and added some what if pieces. A big thanks to everyone that helped out!

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    Ivghenii
    5/5,
    Version: 2019-10-13
    good!