Make Mine A Danish

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Make Mine A Danish

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The Skagerrak Class Gunship is regarded by many as one of the primary factors that is preventing the Russian Coalition’s Baltic Fleet from breaking out and making its way out to the North Sea and beyond.

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

Although little larger than the cruisers which, in their hundreds, make up the bulk of the fleets of the great powers, the Skagerrak is the finest fighting ship that the Danish Navy currently has to offer. Designed and constructed by the Danish themselves, but based upon technology developed by Prussian scientists, the Gunship exemplifies Denmark’s approach to warfare. Namely, a distinct effort to make up for lack of numbers by the use of advanced modern technology, battlefield-control tactics and the specialisation of its warships for operation in Denmark’s narrow home waters.

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

As is clear to anyone who has studied modern naval architecture, the design of the Skagerrak is heavily influenced by that of the Hussar Class, the primary class of Gunship currently in service with the Prussian Reichsflotte. However, the design differs greatly in a number of very key areas.

The super-firing turret and tesla generator of the Hussar class have given way to a large Ultrasonic Pulverising Generator, or U.P.G, purchased from the Prussian government. With these weapons the Danish navy has had a great deal of success crippling the crews of Russian warships to the point where they cannot operate any longer.

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

Kingdom of Denmark - Skagerrak Class Gunship

The hull of the ship has also seen a great deal of revision, been totally redesigned into a shape that reduces the turn radius of the ship as much as possible, in order to increase the ships manoeuvrability in the tight confines of the Baltics. This has truly paid dividends, allowing ships to operate with full effectiveness in waters totally inaccessible to larger enemy shipping.

Finally, a fully automated mine laying rig is present at the rear of the ship, allowing the Skargerrak to conduct battlefield control operations alongside its smaller Minelaying cousin, before steaming off to engage the enemy.