From: the bridge of the DNTK Kitakami
Greetings, RA team!
Please consider these honest questions and observations, as I am not privy to the decision process. I am just going through the database (after a few months of being away from RA and AE in general) and asking about what feels weird to me :)
Fuso BB Class:
1697 has 8+8 1661's (15cm/50 41YT Singles)
1698 has 7+7
1699 has 8+8 again
Is that correct? It does not happen with Ise class.
Going by date, 1696 & 1697 should be able to upgrade FROM, to 1700. Any reason they don't?
Ise BB Class
Going by date, 1705 & 1706 should be able to upgrade FROM, to 1709. Any reason they don't?
Momi DD/E/APD Class
Bind 131 links 1382, 1395 & 1396, but 1395 & 1396 have neither convert TO nor convert FROM.
Wouldn't it make sense that 1385 and 1395 become only one class? To have two final-version Momi E, differing by 3x 25mm Type 96 AA Gun feels weird.
Wakatake DD/E/APD Class
Wouldn't it make sense that 1389 and 1400 become only one class? To have two final-version Wakatake E, differing only by 1x 25mm Type 96 AA Gun feels weird.
Mutsuki DD/APD Class
Bind 138 links 1418 & 1419, but they have neither convert TO nor convert FROM.
Kawachi CB Class
1738 & 1739 are not being used. Bind 1734 links 1738 to... nothing? This might just be an unused leftover, I included it just in case it is not.
That is just a cursory look through the Japanese ship classes. I did not look too deep, so it may be that the above just makes perfect sense :)
Tenno Heika Banzai!