The Name “Dreadnought” means “Fear nothing” and so the battle looked to ship, as it was built in 1906. It was a steel Behemoth in battle grey. A structure carried the bridge – otherwise, five massive turrets dominated with double-pipes the sight. From now on, shaped the Form of the “Dreadnought” the construction of the massive battle ships, until the genre went after the Second world war. In some ways, the ships developed further, but they remained, however, the basic idea of the “Dreadnought” true: All that mattered were the Big Guns, the big guns, and the armor.

The dark ship had been common from the Outer nothing to do with the pennants decorated Marine of the preceding century. The “Dreadnought” and looked as if she would have taken the Bunker of the First world war, anticipated and on the lake transported. The bodies were reduced to the bare minimum, the interior of the ship took place in the protected hull.

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was special, but the armament. The “Dreadnought” had five towers, each with two runs of the caliber of 30.5 cm, three amidships and one each side of the superstructure. They had no medium artillery, but 22 guns, with a 7.6-cm for defence against torpedo boats. Thus, the design consisted of the ships in front of it. This had one or two turrets of a heavy caliber, but the main armament consisted of cannons, with medium calibers.

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The reason: On a long distance-it was no goals in the 19 century. Who wanted to meet the enemy, had to close. This had two consequences: The faster the shot and the larger number of guns of medium caliber made it possible to concentrate far more “fire” on the enemy – so you achieved a stronger effect. The second consequence: The classic naval battle was determined from the wide side. In a lateral arrangement, the fire from the front and rear towers and the turrets of a page could be focused on the opponent.

The “Dreadnought” revolutionized, however, the idea of the battle. Progress in optical devices for target acquisition offset their heavy guns to damage the enemy at long distance, or to sink. The real battle would then be decided in the Phase of approach. No longer would an encounter side-by-side in the medium distance there is absolutely no. Each of the older battleship had been shot during a skirmish with the “Dreadnought” in pieces long before it even effective hit can land.

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And so, all of the older ships were all of a sudden just floating scrap sunk. Paradox for England: the devaluation of The old units in the country met with the most powerful fleet – Britain – hardest. Even if the “Dreadnought” was a British ship, there was for the rivals Germany the Chance for British sea power to catch up with, if you would only build fast enough ships of the new type. The launch triggered the unprecedented arms race between the German Empire and the United Kingdom. One of the moments that led to the First world war.

A dying genre

The second Paradox of the “Dreadnought”: your design was awesome and revolutionary and yet they launched a maritime MIS-development. Although, according to her, numerous battle ships and battle cruisers were built, they decided to all not a single important battle. In the First world war, there were some sea battles, but it was not the decisive battle of the admirals dreamed of. Almost, it would be in the battle of Jutland came to a confrontation, but this battle was aborted and led to no decisive result. In the inter-war period, there were no wars between the great Maritime powers. As the Second world war began, had changed the time: Small planes ruled the seas, the capital ships had to hide from them.

In the course of time, the Big Guns of the battle ships were still much larger than the times of the “Dreadnought,” but in the Second world war, the great naval battles of the aircraft, the carrier decided. The biggest gun was the deadliest weapon. Aircraft attacked the giants with bombs and torpedoes, while the carrier operated far outside the range of the cannons. Thus, the “Bismarck” sank you held at that time for the most advanced battle ship in the world – and, later, the “Yamato”, the largest battleship in the world. Their Big Guns – nine pipes of the caliber of land 46 inches – could not hit before the huge ship sank.

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A control room, such as the Enterprise, only a 50-man crew and a historic name: the Dreadnought 2050 to cope with the Royal Navy of the future.

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