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Lazer_one
Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 15th, 2017, 9:15 am
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Awesome job!
These drawings reminded me that I made some years ago the post-ww2 submarines given from US to Italy. So, after digging in the hard-disks I found these two.
PS: I updted the credits with real names - I guess that the first was derived from Colosseum's one replacing the sail while the second one was made by me. BTW I would like to crosscheck it with these new
drawings and eventually modify/integrate it.
PPS: I have also the italian submarines derived from modified Tench class

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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 15th, 2017, 4:35 pm
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Superb drawings, Ian.

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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 17th, 2017, 5:10 pm
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Thanks all.

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This is BOWFIN (SS-287) in November of 1944, after a yard period at Mare Island. BOWFIN was camouflaged in Measure 32/9SS-B, referred to in many publications as the "dark grey job", because of its use of #11 Dark Grey in place of the #27 Light Grey of Measure 32/3SS-B. Only a few boats were camouflaged in 9SS-B, and most received the more common 3SS-B or stayed in the overall Dull Black (BK) of Measure 9.

BOWFIN shows very standard features for a BALAO class boat in 1944, with the SJ-1 surface search antenna on its small mast aft of the periscope shears, and a third aft mast for the SD air search set. The 4"/50-caliber Mark 12 gun forward would be replaced by the usual late-war 5"/25 at the boat's next refit. A WCA hydrophone has been mounted abeam the JP line array sonar forward.

BOWFIN would survive the war to become a memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 17th, 2017, 9:51 pm
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Awesome job!

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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 17th, 2017, 11:20 pm
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Another outstanding boat done, superb.
I'm already missing the badge though, they were very charmful :<

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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 18th, 2017, 10:15 pm
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Awesome series.


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Rob2012
Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 19th, 2017, 2:43 am
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Is their going to be one on the U.S.S. Silversides SS-236?


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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: October 23rd, 2017, 1:09 am
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Colosseum congratulations beautiful drawings, i like the color degradation, i will use it on future drawings.

Are you continuing perhaps with Guppy I and II ?


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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: November 1st, 2017, 12:10 am
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This is SILVERSIDES (SS-236), the first of the famous "Mare Island Trio" (along with sisters TRIGGER (SS-237) and WAHOO (SS-238)), as the boat appeared in August of 1944. SILVERSIDES is configured almost identically to TRIGGER at the same date; the two boats left Mare Island after overhauls in the same month. SILVERSIDES is camouflaged in the overall Dull Black (BK) of Measure 9.

SS-236 mounts the usual 4"/50-caliber Mark 12 wet mount forward, with a 20mm Oerlikon on the aft gun foundation. A single 40mm Bofors Mark 3 sits on the cigarette deck, with another 20mm Oerlikon mounted on the forward position of the fairwater. The SJ-1 surface search radar antenna (with its slotted grid reflector) sits on a mast ahead of the periscope shears, with SD aft. The JP line array hydrophone is just forward of the 4" gun.

SILVERSIDES survived the war to become a museum ship in Muskegon, Michigan.

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Is their going to be one on the U.S.S. Silversides SS-236?
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Are you continuing perhaps with Guppy I and II ?
My policy for all my drawing series so far is to stop at 1945 to ensure I have a reasonable goal to work towards. My work is always available to anyone who wishes to modify it into postwar versions. ;)

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Post subject: Re: Gato/Balao class submarinesPosted: November 1st, 2017, 1:52 am
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