David Porter takes a look at everything that went wrong with the Bachem BA 349 ‘Natter’ (Viper)
Back to the drawing board
David Porter takes a look at everything that went wrong with the Large Light Cruiser.
The Novgorod’s design originated in 1868, when the Scottish shipbuilder John Elder proposed widening the beam of a warship to reduce the area to be protected. This would allow it to carry thicker armour and heavier guns than a conventional ship, and to have a shallower draught.