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 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: CVA-01

 Post subject: Re: CVA-01 Posted: December 16th, 2011, 12:48 pm 

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The version of CVA 01 that first got me interested in the ship was featured in Jane's Fighting Ships 1963-4 and is also on Richard Beedall's website http://frn.beedall.com/imagesbig/cva01-4.jpg The drawing shows a an angle deck and two Seadart launchers aft-like contemporary US carrier designs. It a...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: CVA-01

 Post subject: Re: CVA-01 Posted: December 13th, 2011, 3:34 pm 

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Hood Just caught your CVA 01-2 in Gulf War update. Another masterpiece! The F18 Hornet airgroup matches that carried by USS Midway and USS Coral Sea at the end of the Cold War and seems entirely reasonable for a timeline in which the RN had purchased both CVA 01 and CVA 02 and equipped them with F4s...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Vosper Thornycroft FPH Mk 3 Hoverfrigate

 Post subject: Re: Vosper Thornycroft FPH Mk 3 Hoverfrigate Posted: November 29th, 2011, 12:44 pm 

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Here is a link to an excellent site about hovercraft. At the bottom is an artists
impression of an FPB version with Exocet

http://hovercraft-museum.org/vt1.html

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: CVA-01

 Post subject: Re: CVA-01 Posted: November 28th, 2011, 1:24 pm 

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Turrethead In my guise as UK 75 I have been a great fan of this timeline and like your style. I have used a similar point of diversion in the early 60s. It was planned that TSR2s, Phantoms, 1154s would be replaced in part by a type known as the "Fighter/attacker". This would be a swing wing developm...

 Forum: Never-Built Designs  Topic: Vosper Thornycroft FPH Mk 3 Hoverfrigate

 Post subject: Re: Vosper Thornycroft FPH Mk 3 Hoverfrigate Posted: November 22nd, 2011, 1:48 pm 

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Hood I love your take on the Vosper Hoverfrigate. I must try and dig out the drawing made at the time of it working together with a Lynx and a Nimrod. I think Vosper were hoping that with the expansion of coastal limits in the early 70s and the growing amount of offshore oil exploration that their v...

 Forum: Sources and Reference Drawings  Topic: Vosper ASW hoverfrigate design from 1972

 Post subject: Vosper ASW hoverfrigate design from 1972 Posted: November 14th, 2011, 1:06 pm 

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Found a very useful book called "The Source Book of Hydrofoils and Hovercraft" publ by Ward Lock as one in a series of pocket format guides in the 70s. I thought the attached drawing of a Vosper ASW frigate proposal would be of interest to Shipbucketers. There are other interesting drawings in the b...

 Forum: General Discussion  Topic: Weyers Flottentaschenbuch 2011-13 Good source for Shipbucket

 Post subject: Weyers Flottentaschenbuch 2011-13 Good source for Shipbucket Posted: October 21st, 2011, 12:59 pm 

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Due to appear on Amazon any day now (probably) is the latest edition of the German equivalent of Janes Fighting Ships http://www.amazon.co.uk/Weyers-Flotten-Taschenbuch-2011-2013-Warships/dp/376374519X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319201765&sr=8-1 Whats more it has an English text alongside the German. I...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: October 15th, 2011, 9:58 am 

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Hood Thank you for your detailed reply. I agree entirely with your logic. Your take on Seadart with booster is a British Talos, and probably better. On the final edition of your drawing is one of the missiles a surface to surface variant? The existence of a Subdart makes a surface to surface and eve...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: October 13th, 2011, 1:20 pm 

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The double ended missile cruisers and the Type 82 nuclears are very impressive solutions to the long range air defence issue. Hood- did you look at any of the strange looking NIGS/Blue Envoy style missiles that come in between your two versions? If you did, it would be fun to see what the ships look...

 Forum: Alternate Universe Designs  Topic: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: October 10th, 2011, 11:19 am 

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Bombhead The Flower class corvette is excellent! There are little bits of Vosper and Brooke Marine in the design which is very much a 70s sleek ship. Interestingly the various Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) designs considered by the RN after the Falklands War were far less attractive. The Danish Navy'...
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