Talk:Imperial fast battleship (788 UC era)

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For consistency, should we rename this to "Imperial fast battleship (Modern era)"? Iracundus 15:08, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Yeah Imperial Fast Battleship is good, but Modern era may not be necessary were IIRC there are no other fast battleship designs known. kine also had an issue where "modern era" wasn't in accordance with the wiki's manual of style - haven't thought of an alternative to that yet. Vympel 23:44, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
Alternative could be 796 UC era, just as there is 640 UC era for Dagon era designs. Then there can be 745 UC eras for 2nd Tiamat designs. Also thinking about the translation term, a more literal translation would be "high speed battleship"...any preferences for that or for fast battleship? Iracundus 07:22, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Personally I prefer "fast". "High-speed" just sounds ... eh. But if its more correct and it doesn't sound wrong (refer to the gunship experience) then I suppose it should be High-Speed. I think High-Speed was the original title and I changed it actually lol. 796 UC era sounds good - or should it be the first year we see the "modern" ship types, which is El Facil? Vympel 08:23, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
Anyone have any idea why the ship isn't appearing where it belongs in the Imperial vessels category? Vympel 14:41, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
The standard English term for a ship of this type is 'fast battleship,' so that's what my vote is. Unlike the gunship, this seems to rather neatly fall into this existing warship category. Unfortunately, as the term was informal, I can't find the exact term used by the Japanese to refer to fast battleships historically, as all were formally classed simply as 'battleships.' Although technically these Imperial ships, to my knowledge, are not necessarily faster than their standard counterparts, but merely accelerate at a greater rate. As for why it's not appearing, that is indeed an unusual bug. It's not even showing the category box at the bottom of the page. The one092001 16:12, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
EDIT: Having looked it up, it seems that this is indeed the term the Japanese used for their prospective fast battleships after the abolition of the distinction between battleships and battlecruisers. None were ever built due to the Washington conference, but the terminology used for the ships that were laid down is the same, and is usually translated as 'fast battleship.' The one092001 16:20, 20 March 2012 (UTC)
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