SMS Bayern
by Asksomoneelse
uploaded 2021-03-24
stock+DLC ship
#stock #ship #bayern

The Bayern class were generation 3 super-dreadnought battleships of the German Kaiserliche Marine. In the early 1910s Germany was faced with a bit of a problem. In the ongoing Anglo-German naval arms race, all previous German dreadnoughts had been fitted with 12 inch guns. However, both the Americans and the British had started building ships with 14 and 13.5 inch guns respectively which could outrange and outperform the smaller German guns. The Bayern class was thus ordered to rectify this situation by introducing larger and more powerful weapons to the Kaiserliche Marine. 4 ships were ordered, being the Bayern, Baden, Sachsen, and W├╝rttemberg. They would have 8 15 inch guns in 4 twin turrets set in superfiring pairs fore and aft of the superstructure as their main armament. This layout would make them the spiritual antagonists to the British Queen Elizabeth class, which would have largely the same layout. In the end only Bayern and Baden would be completed before the German defeat in the first world war.
SMS Bayern was the lead ship of the class and was completed in 1916, just 3 weeks too late for the battle of jutland where she could have been a valuable asset to the Germans. She would become the German flagship for many engagements but never saw large-scale combat because of Germany’s hesitancy to engage the British in a fleet battle due to the overwhelming superiority of the Royal Navy. In 1918 the High Seas Fleet was ordered to sail out into the sea to engage the Royal Navy no matter the odds in a sacrificial move to improve the German position at the negotiating table. The sailors of the fleet refused to carry out this march to their death and the entire fleet mutinied and never sailed. Post war the Bayern sailed with the german high seas fleet to Scapa Flow where the British tried to figure out what to do with them. One idea was to give Bayern to France who desperately wanted more ships as they were very short on competitive capital ships. Unfortunately on the 21st of june 1919, the entire German fleet scuttled themselves with Bayern sinking in quick order. The wreck is still sitting on the floor of Scapa Flow to this day.


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  • Type: SPH
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 3316
  • Pure Stock
  • KSP: 1.11.1


A stock aircraft called SMS Bayern. Built with 3316 of the finest parts, its root part is strutCube.

Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.11.1.

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