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Battlecruisers

Outfitted like battleships, Battlecruisers were purposely-designed to maintain the speed of traditional cruisers at the expense of armor protection.

Battlecruisers

Outfitted like battleships, Battlecruisers were purposely-designed to maintain the speed of traditional cruisers at the expense of armor protection.

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A British naval development, Battlecruisers were championed by Admiral Fisher of the British Navy as an attempt to mate the destructive firepower of the Dreadnought battleship with the speed of a cruiser. The resulting design did not prove cohesive enough to warrant a new naval revolution and only the British, Japanese, and Germans went on to adopt such warships. Despite their generally flawed concept, several of the type did go on to find successes in the various wars of the 20th Century.

There are a total of 11 Battlecruisers in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.






HMAS Australia (1911)
Battlecruiser
Picture of the HMAS Australia (1911)
001
National Flag Graphic
1913
HMS Hood (51)
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the HMS Hood (51)
002
National Flag Graphic
1920
HMS Indefatigable
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the HMS Indefatigable
003
National Flag Graphic
1911
HMS Tiger
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the HMS Tiger
004
National Flag Graphic
1914
IJN Kirishima
Battlecruiser / Battleship
Picture of the IJN Kirishima
005
National Flag Graphic
1915
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IJN Kongo
Battlecruiser / Battleship Warship
Picture of the IJN Kongo
006
National Flag Graphic
1913
IJN Tsukuba
Cruiser / Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the IJN Tsukuba
007
National Flag Graphic
1907
KMS Scharnhorst
Battlecruiser / Battleship
Picture of the KMS Scharnhorst
008
National Flag Graphic
1939
Pyotr Velikiy (Yuri Andropov)
Guided Missile Cruiser / Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the Pyotr Velikiy (Yuri Andropov)
009
National Flag Graphic
1998
SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim)
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the SMS Goeben (Yavuz Sultan Selim)
0010
National Flag Graphic
1912
SMS Moltke
Battlecruiser Warship
Picture of the SMS Moltke
0011
National Flag Graphic
1911


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