Talk:German cruiser Admiral Hipper/GA1
I consider the article to be a good article. Before it could be promoted to Featured Article I believe more perspective should be given about the design goals for the ship and how it compares to previous German heavy cruisers and those of other nations (provided reliable sources for the comparisons can be found). I note that the Admiral Hipper class cruiser article includes this kind of perspective, but lacks inline citations to adequately support the statements.
- Design information should only be briefly summarized in individual ship articles; what you are requesting should be covered in the class article (if at all). Comparisons between warship classes of various navies are not feasible for the reasons I have outlined on the article's talk page. Parsecboy (talk) 15:20, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
- Certainly the need for perspective could (and probably should) be satisfied by referring to the article on the warship's class, if the warship class article is of adequate quality. The feasibility of comparing warship classes of various navies will depend on the particular classes involved. In any case Wikipedia editors should not compare classes by synthesizing information from reliable sources about individual ships, classes, or weapons systems; the class comparisons should be contained in the reliable sources. If no comparisons can be found in reliable sources then the Wikipedia article should contain no comparisons. Jc3s5h (talk) 15:32, 31 July 2011 (UTC)