The 1940’s “Super Washington” Ansaldo cruisers for Spain 1/200 plans – II

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The cooperation between naval industry in Italy and Spain brought to a large set of possible ship to enlarge the Armada.

Three designs for large armored cruisers were developed by Ansaldo Sa.

The second one was a large cruiser differing from the first mostly in the armament:

Displacement: 16.000 tons;

Lenght: 213.9 m (water line);

Beam: 22 m;

Draught: 6.65 m;

Installed power: 200.000 hp for 37 k.;

Fuel: 2200 tons, 4000 nm at 20k;

Armor: (150 belt – 50 extremities ) mm, 120 mm(bulkheads), 70 mm(main deck), 25 mm(upper deck), 150 mm(barbettes), 150 mm(CT);

Armament: 152/55 (4*3), 90/50 (12*1), 16 37/54 (8*2), 8 20/65 (4*2), 2 20/65 (2*1), 8 533 mm TT (2*4).

2 seaplanes.

Check the third design here.

(this splendid drawing is courtesy of Joaquin Marcelino Izquierdo)

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