Andromeda Class AA Cruisers.


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Like a lot of other nations, Atlantis trialed full automatic guns. The three Andromeda class cruisers were the results of those trials. A new 5" twin automatic weapon system and a new 51mm (2") Auto-cannon were the armament. To make the most of those new weapons required a large amount of controller equipment for locating and targeting both sea and air targets.

Using an auto 5" would require tremendous amounts of ammunition to feed the 8 guns of the above drawing.

Displacement: 9,000 tons standard, 11,750 tons full load.
Dimensions: 565 x 57 x 20 feet
Machinery: 4 shaft, geared turbines, 80,000shp
Speed: 32 knots
Endurance: 7,000 miles at 18 knots
Armour: 3" belt, 2" deck, 1.5" turrets.
8 x 5" (4x2)
24 x 2" (12x2)
Crew: 475


The drawing below is the original 16 gun version I did, which was really an overkill ship. I actually like the 8 gun version better myself, it was whether I could get the Atlantean Admiralty to agree to a 500+ foot cruiser with eight five inch.


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