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Iowa Class

The Iowa Class Battleships were created in the 40s in response to the rising need to Aircraft Carrier Escorts. They were made to be fast and agile but not tough and strong. Marcboy99 has built two versions of this class which will be explained in more detail below.

History

With the outbreak of World War Two and the declaration of war against Japan, the U.S. was in desperate need of new ships after the attack at Pearl Harbor. The answer was a class of Battleships able to escort the new U.S. Carriers. This was the beginning of the Iowa Class. They were designed to have nine 16 Inch Mark 7 Guns in Turrets of three and have a secondary armament of twenty 5 Inch Mark 12 Guns in Turrets of two. These vessels also had a Anti Aircraft Battery which consisted of 80 40mm Bofors and 49 20mm Oerlikons. These ships had the honor to escort the new Essex Class Aircraft Carriers.

Vanilla Version

Iowa Class
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USS Iowa BB-61 Pre Modernization

Type

Battleship

Game Version

Vanilla

Role

Carrier Escort/Sea Patrol

Length

400 Meters

Beam

40 Meters

Engines

4 General Electric Geared Steam Turbines

Thickest Armor

20 Inches

Primary Armament

16" Guns and Anti Ship Missiles

Seconday Armament

5" Dual Purpose Guns

Anti Aircraft Armament

20mm AA Guns

Hansa

Iowa Class
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USS Iowa in Dry Dock for Modernization

Type

Battleship

Game Version

Hansa

Role

Carrier Escort/Sea Patrol

Length

400 Meters

Beam

40 Meters

Engines

4 General Electric Geared Steam Turbines

Thickest Armor

20 Inches

Primary Armament

16" Guns, VLS Missiles and Anti Ship Missiles

Seconday Armament

5" Dual Purpose Guns

Anti Aircraft Armament

20mm AA and 40mm AA Guns

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