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 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Spainsh CATOBAR Aircraft Carrier Concept

 Post subject: Re: Spainsh CATOBAR Aircraft Carrier Concept Posted: May 25th, 2020, 11:34 pm 

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The drawing is very attractively rendered! That said, it seems to suffer from a fatal flaw: a lack of freeboard. Thirteen feet relative to the floor of the hangar, and only six feet relative to the RHIB aft. The ship does not seem survivable in a heavy sea even in an undamaged condition. She might b...

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Concept Sovjet Modern Ocean Liner

 Post subject: Re: Concept Sovjet Modern Ocean Liner Posted: May 25th, 2020, 7:54 pm 

Replies: 10
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Generally speaking, the drawings are delightful. From a more fundamental standpoint, it might be worth thinking about how a Russian/Soviet large liner might differ from its US/UK/French counterparts. From where and to where would it sail? What would the customer base look like, and what would they e...

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Heuhen's Large surface combatant

 Post subject: Re: Heuhen's Large surface combatant Posted: May 24th, 2020, 2:01 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2053


It's a 3 faces radar, they should perhaps be around 50+deg, don't have the number in my head, how do US mount there 3 faces. It would not be hard to look up, but it's easier to do the math and recognize that you probably want even coverage across 360deg of azimuth, 360/3 is 120, and thus the radars...

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Heuhen's Large surface combatant

 Post subject: Re: Heuhen's Large surface combatant Posted: May 23rd, 2020, 11:28 pm 

Replies: 17
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I still don't have a good feeling for what the various fixed radar/radio apertures are for. Their fields of view give the impression that the superstructure was designed first, then it was "filled in" with apertures that seemed about right. One glaring example of this is the low, wide aperture on th...

 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: Type 42 Redux

 Post subject: Re: Type 42 Redux Posted: May 16th, 2020, 10:55 pm 

Replies: 4
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These are excellent drawings. Although I can't say I love them... I'd forgotten just how austere the Type 42 was, especially in early batches.

A fairly remarkable example of the mantra of "steel is cheap, air is free".

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: PA2

 Post subject: Re: PA2 Posted: May 16th, 2020, 5:49 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1814


Wow, this is an incredible drawing. I need to poke around and see if I have any deeper thoughts, but that's my initial reaction. Wow.

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: USN Frigates

 Post subject: Re: USN Frigates Posted: May 16th, 2020, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1150


It feels like 2006 was yesterday! Yes, these drawings and designs are flawed and broken in various ways, but I enjoy discussions of where Shipbucket used to be.

It cracks me up that these use the (in my mind) "new" SLQ-32 :laughing:

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Post-Cold War Large Surface Combatant Challenge

 Post subject: Re: Post-Cold War Large Surface Combatant Challenge Posted: May 15th, 2020, 12:49 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 15861


It's a two-way street! Lots of "why didn't I think of that?"

:)

 Forum: Beginners Only  Topic: UK RAF B-52K Sensor-Shooter Concept (2025)

 Post subject: Re: UK RAF B-52K Sensor-Shooter Concept (2025) Posted: May 14th, 2020, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 879


That note about engine count is very interesting. I never gave it much thought, but it makes sense.

As a drawing, it's nicely executed. I think the concept is more than a little far-fetched for reasons we can discuss if that's of interest.

 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Post-Cold War Large Surface Combatant Challenge

 Post subject: Re: Post-Cold War Large Surface Combatant Challenge Posted: May 13th, 2020, 5:50 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 15861


I did not vote in this challenge, thinking I would be unable to be objective and not play favorites. Rather than give numerical scores, here are my thoughts (worth exactly two American cents) on each submission. Hopefully we are all getting to be better thinkers and artists as the community continue...
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