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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 2:54 pm
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These are, of course, excellent drawings. The change in HF radio fit is interesting. I did a double-take at the Nov 1944 fit, which seems to show the SC-2 antenna actually bracketed to SK, but the top view makes the arrangement clear. Hooray for top view!


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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 2:59 pm
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An excellent addition to this great thread.

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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 3:40 pm
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Nice additions.


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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 5:54 pm
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VERY nice work!

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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 8:33 pm
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excellent drawing


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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 8:49 pm
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Fantastic! :D

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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 24th, 2018, 7:24 pm
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Fabulous work, as usual.

I think you should ignore all the needy guys asking for the post-war versions and stick to the wartime stuff. ;)

My only reservation is around the aircraft - surely there are better versions of these somewhere? I recognize them as some of the first "planebucket" drawings I made back in like 2008-2009. Surely some of our fame-seeking newer members have redone these? As they're the "frontline" and most famous American planes of the war, I'm surprised these seem to be the only ones available.

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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 25th, 2018, 4:13 pm
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These are, of course, excellent drawings. The change in HF radio fit is interesting. I did a double-take at the Nov 1944 fit, which seems to show the SC-2 antenna actually bracketed to SK, but the top view makes the arrangement clear. Hooray for top view!
I agree it looks a little strange and it's hard to pick out the lattice mast of the SC-2. I might try some different arrangements like a profile of the SK or something.
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Fabulous work, as usual.

I think you should ignore all the needy guys asking for the post-war versions and stick to the wartime stuff. ;)

My only reservation is around the aircraft - surely there are better versions of these somewhere? I recognize them as some of the first "planebucket" drawings I made back in like 2008-2009. Surely some of our fame-seeking newer members have redone these? As they're the "frontline" and most famous American planes of the war, I'm surprised these seem to be the only ones available.
Yes, for the time being I'm very happy researching the wartime variants. There's so much to cover and they underwent a lot of changes in a short space of time due to the wartime experience and requirements.

Regarding the aircraft; I agree that they need an update. I put a call out for aircraft and that was what I got. If there are other variants out there, I'd be pleased to see them. If I have to make an aircraft sheet I will do so, it's just adding to the workload! :)

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Post subject: Re: Essex Class CarriersPosted: February 25th, 2018, 9:46 pm
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Hello Charybdis ! This is indeed great work. I was always fascinated by Essexes compact looks and size. And how such big and complex ships could be completed in a very short time totalling 24 units !
Late war units with Bofors mounts on side platforms especially look powerful.

I see that there is an incomplete white paint at the corner of the aft hangar elevator of USS Essex during 1943. But I suppose that is intentional.

One question though, no F4U Corsair air groups were aboard as of 1944 ?

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