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 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: HMAS Hobart DDG 39

 Post subject: Re: HMAS Hobart DDG 39 Posted: November 10th, 2019, 3:33 pm 

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I don't love this rendering of SPQ-9B (it looks a little "fat" to me), but otherwise it's an excellent drawing.

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Caledonia??

 Post subject: Re: Caledonia?? Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 4:17 pm 

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The L-series is very attractive, although I question the use of four shafts on L18. Cheaper (both in cost and in hull volume) to use two larger screws.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Soviet never-built Submarine designs

 Post subject: Re: Soviet never-built Submarine designs Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 4:16 pm 

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...Is 1231 a submersible hydrofoil?

Certainly a unique concept. Even as a child, I never had such an active imagination!

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Karel Doorman R81 1968

 Post subject: Re: Karel Doorman R81 1968 Posted: November 3rd, 2019, 4:15 pm 

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What Hood said.

I don't see anything I would change. It's an excellent drawing.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Project 1077 Fort

 Post subject: Re: Project 1077 Fort Posted: October 24th, 2019, 1:16 pm 

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I don't think unguided heavyweight torpedoes were ever envisioned in this era, so the limited train of the tubes would not pose any operational limitation. The top view of the ostensibly-unobstructed tubes on an Udaloy suggests they can't train past 45deg anyway, being blocked by the shape of the de...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Project 1077 Fort

 Post subject: Re: Project 1077 Fort Posted: October 20th, 2019, 5:02 pm 

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These are fine drawings. Circa 2019 a Shipbucket drawing down to the waterline looks weird and incomplete, but I appreciate the motivation to only draw what we know, rather than making stuff up.

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Independence class light carriers

 Post subject: Re: Independence class light carriers Posted: October 20th, 2019, 4:58 pm 

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The sort of masterwork I've come to expect. As usual, I've learned a lot from the accompanying text.

At this scale, as far as I'm concerned it's a perfect drawing. There's nothing to add, and nothing to remove.

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Tegetthoff Class: Austrio-Hungarian Dreadnoughts

 Post subject: Re: Tegetthoff Class: Austrio-Hungarian Dreadnoughts Posted: October 15th, 2019, 11:13 pm 

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It's remarkable how developmental ships were in this era, that a class of half-sisters might not even have the same number of shafts!

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: ANZAC Class AMCAP - HMAS Arunta

 Post subject: Re: ANZAC Class AMCAP - HMAS Arunta Posted: October 10th, 2019, 12:55 pm 

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A very nice rendering, if somewhat non-standard. I like the shadows on the navigation lights in particular, and the screw is maybe the best variable-pitch unit I've seen. I think I would render antennas and ECM arrays somewhat differently, though. The VHF and especially the long HF whips are general...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: USS Midway CVB-41

 Post subject: Re: USS Midway CVB-41 Posted: October 9th, 2019, 12:57 pm 

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I'm still not sold on the prop shafts. Here's the builders plans of Midway in '87. I find it hard to believe they would have changed the prop set up in the SCB upgrades, but who knows? What source do you have for this? Some years ago, I toured Midway in San Diego and noted with some surprise that a...
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