Originally Posted by Adamai
because at a certain point in history some time ofter the first world war their was a world law type thing put in place to prevent all countries from having ships with a displacment over a certain amount. that meant all ships weapons and armour needed to be within the maximum allowance so -
county york have similar displacement , how ever the york uses trip 8's where as the county can only fit duel 8's
york has 3 gun points county has 4 the 4 guns are lighter but the more guns make up for the lack of weight in each weapon. where as the yorks trip 8's are much heavier hence why it only has 3..
now you can remodel the york to a cant remember the name of the ship. but it esesentially turns it back into the county with similar gun space and displacement. however the remodel of the york is far smaller and more stream line and i think its a bit faster too.
I think your on about the Washington Naval treaty. in NF terms they nerfed everything going. York did only have 3 gun turrets, but they were 8" duals, the same guns used on a county. i think they dropped the 4th turret for weight or AA reasons, but im not too sure so don't quote me on it.
The York can be remodelled into the Surrey, which was the second ship in the County class. same thing as the county ingame, but if i remember rightly you cant tank it like the county.