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Hood
Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 7:55 am
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I love this for so many reasons!
It has the AU single-rail Sea Dart, the soviet-style SSM layout is so well thought out yet doesn't detract from the Western looks, looks very capable too with a nice mix of weapons and sensors. Looks vaguely Type 22-ish (even a bit like the never-built Type 25) and Perry-ish but has its own style.

One minor personal nitpick, I would be tempted to move the Type 970 jammer (the big box on the foremast) lower down as I think its a weighty bit of kit and you've lots of weight up top.
The separate fire-control for Sea Dart and Sea Wolf is unavoidable unfortunately, but you've done a good job of fitting everything in with good arcs.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 8:03 am
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eswube wrote:
Good looking design.
I'd say that some elements (esp. the bridge + armament around it) resembles a bit some Soviet designs (like Pr.956 and Pr.1155) ;)
Hood wrote:
I love this for so many reasons!
It has the AU single-rail Sea Dart, the soviet-style SSM layout is so well thought out yet doesn't detract from the Western looks, looks very capable too with a nice mix of weapons and sensors. Looks vaguely Type 22-ish (even a bit like the never-built Type 25) and Perry-ish but has its own style.... The separate fire-control for Sea Dart and Sea Wolf is unavoidable unfortunately, but you've done a good job of fitting everything in with good arcs.
I Completely concur with Eswube and Hood.

Beautiful drawing Rowdy. Well Done matey :!: :D

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 8:24 am
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Exactly that weapon position under bridge I thought for an ASW missile used by my AU in a cruiser, like Modgrain Class. I am not sure yet.


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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 9:20 am
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Nice work!


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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 10:08 am
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Neat! These are right up my alley both aesthetically and functionally speaking.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 3:19 pm
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Thanks everyone! And yes there was a bit of Soviet design influence sneaking in...
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One minor personal nitpick, I would be tempted to move the Type 970 jammer (the big box on the foremast) lower down as I think its a weighty bit of kit and you've lots of weight up top.
Dropped it down a bit.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 6:23 pm
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Beautiful destroyer, Rowdy. She has very nice lines and packs a mean punch as well.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 25th, 2015, 8:58 pm
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I will join the accolade, but for one minor nit-pick, as I don't see any anti-ship weapon on board. The large cruise missiles are for land attack (or so I believe) while the other missiles are anti-air or anti-submarine. Maybe you can find a place for some medium/small calibre gun (say a 3").
Other than that a wonderful, real, looking ship.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 28th, 2015, 6:10 am
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Thanks guys.
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I don't see any anti-ship weapon on board. The large cruise missiles are for land attack (or so I believe) while the other missiles are anti-air or anti-submarine. Maybe you can find a place for some medium/small calibre gun (say a 3").
I left off a gun of some kind to prevent it being too big/overloaded plus with its original design role of open ocean ASW, surface-surface action was considered to be a very minor role. You're correct about the cruise missiles being primarily land attack but I'm toying with the idea of an anti-ship variant that would be useful if a little overkill for most targets and I figured Sea Dart could be used in an anti-ship role if necessary. The last 3 ships of the class will be replacing the Sea Dart launcher with a 4.5in gun probably in the mid/late 1990s and fitting Sea Eagle AShMs at a similar point is a possibility also.

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Post subject: Re: Commonwealth of RecherchePosted: August 28th, 2015, 6:36 am
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Good work Rowdy, as the others have said! I like where you have taken this thread. ;)

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