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 Forum: Off Topic  Topic: Corona Virus Covid19

 Post subject: Re: Corona Virus Covid19 Posted: March 30th, 2020, 2:16 pm 

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Let me add my thanks to those who are making efforts large and small to keep the rest of us safe, from direct medical care to supply chain management and keeping the grocery store open.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Project 968 Borey Command Ship

 Post subject: Re: Project 968 Borey Command Ship Posted: March 25th, 2020, 3:39 pm 

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A very nicely executed drawing. The forest of radio antennas is quite something. I might rotate one of the long-range HF aerials to show its structure, but that's artist's preference.

What on earth is going on at the bow?

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: American Never-Built Destroyers

 Post subject: Re: American Never-Built Destroyers Posted: March 25th, 2020, 2:15 pm 

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The drawing is provided in Sumrall's Sumner-Gearing-Class Destroyers , a book which I can heartily recommend (although it is not quite so insightful as Friedman's works, its scope is narrower and more precise). A quibble: I think that by the time SG waveguide issues had been sorted out, SC would be ...

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: USS Montana (BB-67) ca. 1988 Missile Augmentation

 Post subject: Re: USS Montana (BB-67) ca. 1988 Missile Augmentation Posted: March 14th, 2020, 9:17 pm 

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For what it's worth, I think the original air search radar fit (SPS-49 and that's it) is much more likely. SPS-48 would be an expensive waste on a ship that has no real AAW fit and is not itself an aircraft carrier.

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Fletcher class destroyers

 Post subject: Re: Fletcher class destroyers Posted: March 14th, 2020, 9:15 pm 

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The usual excellence I've come to expect. JOHNSTON was one of the "square bridge" FLETCHER class destroyers, which incorporated a revised/simplified open bridge based on British war experience. While it's certainly true that British experience went into the bridge revisions, this seems to sort of in...

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: USS Montana (BB-67) ca. 1988 Missile Augmentation

 Post subject: Re: USS Montana (BB-67) ca. 1988 Missile Augmentation Posted: March 6th, 2020, 9:11 pm 

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I agree that removal of some 5" twins makes sense, even if they were replaced with nothing. Crewing these beasts wasn't cheap. Best might be to remove the center six mounts and relocate the Harpoon canisters to the newly-empty space. Then you could also remove the beam Mk 37, which would further red...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: USS Enterprise (CV-6)

 Post subject: Re: USS Enterprise (CV-6) Posted: February 26th, 2020, 2:00 pm 

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Carriers require the patience of a saint. These are a pleasure to look upon and examine, and are worthwhile even as teaching tools.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Project CGN

 Post subject: Re: Project CGN Posted: February 3rd, 2020, 6:14 pm 

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I really thought I used a big enough font where I wrote "working hack -- not real!" to indicate that it was a sketch of mine, not the proposed refit.

I guess I'll make it 72pt next time...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Thiaria: Reboot

 Post subject: Re: Thiaria: Reboot Posted: February 3rd, 2020, 3:27 am 

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These are excellent drawings.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Project CGN

 Post subject: Re: Project CGN Posted: January 28th, 2020, 2:29 am 

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For what it's worth, I'd trade the masthead ESM for TACAN, keep the ABLs, keep the VHF, and do something Tico-y with the Phalanx :) It's always seemed odd ot me that there is no SPS-49 or equivalent on the design. I guess it just didn't fit the very constrained nuclear hull, but I'd have liked to pu...
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