your modelling skills are great, I have to say that though!
Thanks for the compliment. Even though it was a left-handed one.
I seem to notice she lacks..... funnels.
I should have labeled this a work in progress (WIP) because she isnt 100% complete. For proplusion I was looking at incorparating the LWNP type nuclear turbine system driving a set of propulsion motors with an LM-2500 or similiar for emergency power. I will add some stacks with the hidden caps like in later FLT II Burkes or maybe a system like they have on LCS-1.
I do not really know what size this ship is, but an ship that won't go far out of port seems to have no need for an nuclear reactor :S the weight of it will quite handicap this ship IMO. you were thinking of nuclear-electric drive?
also, the gun looks a tad small,
Thats a good thing. Just like the AGS looks small next to a MK45 mod 4. its a smaller gun based on the AGS technology.
shipbucket is an scale that good because it is uniform. and that makes things like the above proven wrong easily......
AGS-Lite, the smaller version of AGS (by downgrading the rate of fire and the ammo magazine compared to 'full' AGS)
and here you see the Mk 45, along with some other guns.
now restate that AGS is smaller then Mk 45?
also, the Mk 45 is that small compared to for example the Oto 127 due to it's low rate of fire, making it unsuitable for anti air. even then, this is about the smallest you can go for an 127 mm turret, as the reloader has to fit somewhere.....
so, how did you get your 127 mm gun to an size of an RAM launcher?
the SLQ-32 is placed so that the backwarts arc is... well... nonexistent,
The SLQ-32 anteneas dont need a backward arc there are 2 of them 180 degrees of coverage a piece.
yes, they do cover 180 degrees a piece. but not where you placed them, as the backwards arc of 60 a piece is blocked by an huge structure! so they will cover only 360 - 2*60 = 240 degrees. that is the missing backwards arc I am talking about.
I would suggest placing them a bit out on an platform, like is done on the burkes, perrys and about every other ship that carried them.
I am a bit puzzled about the 2 helispots on an deck that small,
The ship isnt designed to embark an SH-60 although she can land one and hot pump it if neccesary. The ship embarks Fire Scout UAVs. Hence 1 big one and 1 small one.
makes sense, although it puzzles me why you would make an separate take-off position for that, as you can't land 2 UAV's at the same time from the deck anyways.
the position of the torpedo tubes (how do you reload those!)
You dont, They are cannisterized MK 54s. They plugin to an umbilical to the ship's HP air system and fire control. You shoot them for self defense and not primary ASW weapon system. Being in a canister means no maintenance, means I dont have to waste rack space on a rated Gunner's mate.
makes some sense, especially if you have no torpedo-carrying helicopter on board. I supposed you had, which would make an position near the hangar ideal.
and the amount of harpoons.
For when it goes up against bigger ships. Its going to need to pack more of a punch than the 127mm Gun.
makes some sense, but I have yet to learn about an american ship that was not an FAC that carried more then 8 anti ship missiles.... not certain on that though.
the hull looks a bit off too, depending on where the waterline is......
Thats probably just the camera angle. The silouhette looks good.
well she looks like an planing hull for some reason, or at least as one that lacks some bouyancy...... are you able to make an lineplan or at least an front view of the model?
and why bow thrusters on an ship like this? it is only noisy!
I dont think it will be an issue. Its not going to be used much away from port.
they make noise when sailing due to the disrupted streamline. this is why any ship that has to do any kind of ASW almost never has them, unless for an very good reason. this one is also that small that it won't help much anyways....