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 Forum: Real Designs  Topic: HMS Belfast

 Post subject: Re: HMS Belfast Posted: August 18th, 2019, 6:00 am 

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The new edition WARSHIP 2019 is said to have article about a proposal to convert Belfast to carry helicopters like Tiger and Blake, but for carrying
Royal Marines rather than ASW. Another Shipbucket drawing

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: How real proposals sometimes are worse then kitbashes: Polaris/Talos Alaska

 Post subject: Re: How real proposals sometimes are worse then kitbashes: Polaris/Talos Alaska Posted: September 6th, 2018, 1:19 am 

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These and the Battleship missile conversions in the Friedman US Navy books are just so 1950s. The Albany conversions were my favourite warships as a kid. A chap at school made a beautiful 1/1200 waterline model of Albany. Years later I bought one made in Germany, but his was better..

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Project DX

 Post subject: Re: Project DX Posted: September 6th, 2018, 1:15 am 

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Love the 50s and 60s designs in the Friedman US Navy books

The missile and gun systems always looked more futuristic than the ships themselves, although I do like the Mack and Block on a long hull look.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Scheme 59 Missile ships: Super Talos and SCANFAR

 Post subject: Re: Scheme 59 Missile ships: Super Talos and SCANFAR Posted: September 6th, 2018, 1:10 am 

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I bought the Friedman books on US warships some years ago now, usually secondhand. I especially loved all the unbuilt 1950s and 1960s missile ships. Talos, Typhon, Sea Mauler etc were much cooler than Seaslug and Seacat. I always wodered what would have happened if the UK could have afforded the US ...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Self-protecting CVAN 1955 concept

 Post subject: Re: Self-protecting CVAN 1955 concept Posted: September 6th, 2018, 1:06 am 

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This would have been a US version of the KIEV but much more powerful.

Thank you for fleshing out the tantalizing drawing in the Friedman book.

I would love to add a model of this to my collection of 1/1200 waterline ships.

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: CVA-01

 Post subject: Re: CVA-01 Posted: September 3rd, 2018, 9:06 pm 

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Your CVA 01s are brilliant and very welcome. I agree that the what-if on CVA01 is Phantoms and Buccaneers like Ark. To try and structure the alternatives we have three time periods where the possible aircraft are clear. In the initial CVA01 design period like your drawing based on the art in Jane's ...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Replacing the Type 12 Leander in RN service.

 Post subject: Replacing the Type 12 Leander in RN service. Posted: September 2nd, 2018, 6:55 pm 

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One of the most difficult evolutions in the postwar Royal Navy was the transition from the Type 12 Whitby, Rothesay and Leander frigates to a replacement design. It took nearly a decade for the first Type 22 to enter service after the final Leander's were built. The change in emphasis of the RN's ro...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: CVA-01

 Post subject: Re: CVA-01 Posted: September 2nd, 2018, 6:39 pm 

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In 1966 before the CVA01 was cancelled, the UK planned to replace its Phantoms and Lightnings with a variant of the Anglo French Variable Geometry AFVG aircraft. The French Navy also planned to receive them. After the French pulled out of AFVG, CVA01 had already been struck. AFVG was replaced by MRC...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Alternate Royal Navy #2

 Post subject: Re: Alternate Royal Navy #2 Posted: September 2nd, 2018, 3:44 pm 

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Like your escort cruiser. The ship that was ready to be ordered in 1962 would have evolved into this class.
Like the UK helicopters as well.

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: Alternate Royal Navy #2

 Post subject: Re: Alternate Royal Navy #2 Posted: September 2nd, 2018, 3:42 pm 

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Sorry that was a bit vague. The type 80 and type 43 designs were what I had in mind. The two stacks look too close together in both. I was also wondering whether the Type 82 is not in fact a Type 42 with a bigger hangar. I always see the 82 as a Leander derivative. The frigate family also seems comp...
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