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 Forum: Personal Designs  Topic: Notional British LPD/LHD with big guns

 Post subject: Re: Notional British LPD/LHD with big guns Posted: July 30th, 2011, 8:54 am 

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trap one The answer to your initial questions: why were Fearless and Intrepid built without guns? is actually quite straightforward. The two ships incorporated lessons learnt during the 1956 Suez operation when British forces had conducted an amphibious landing. A combination of Fleet Air Arm aircra...

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

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: July 25th, 2011, 12:41 pm 

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Bombhead I think the hovercraft look excellent now. Don't worry about the commercial schemes, otherwise you might have to start doing all the other STUFT the RN uses! The IHU had a number of BHC 7 hovercraft like the ones sold to Iran. There were also some Vosper Thorneycroft vessels. These might of...

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

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: July 25th, 2011, 11:41 am 

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Hood Thank you for the explanations on the LPDs. I checked in Brown/Moore and found that the Fearless class were based on the US Raleighs. As the Raleighs were followed by the larger Anchorages, your third LPD fits. The Anchorages received a small helicopter hangar as well. Harriers did get photogra...

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

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: July 23rd, 2011, 8:08 am 

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Nice looking hovers. You are right, the Channel vessels would have been used initially to transfer British and other NATO units and stores to the Continent. However, at this stage like other cross channel ferries they would have remained in their original colours and with their civilian crews. As ST...

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

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: July 22nd, 2011, 11:19 am 

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Portland Bill Many apologies. I only suggested posssible designs from published sources that I thought were of interest to the theme of your build. I will of course now observe your instruction and stick to comments on your posted designs Hood The drawings of the three Fearless ships are excellent. ...

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

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: July 21st, 2011, 1:53 pm 

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I have taken another look at the nuclear powered RFA proposed in 1960. In essence it amounts to RFA Olna with nuclear power. Apart from removing the funnel I don't think the nuclear version would have been much different. The political controversy and complexity of operating such a ship killed it st...

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

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: July 19th, 2011, 1:20 pm 

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I got cut off my my computer. Here are my suggestions again, with more sensible layout Nuclear RFA 1960s based on either Resource or Olna class large vessel. I like the Savannah style housing and have seen UKAEA drawings of merchant ships to this design. RFAs in the 60s were designed to merchant sta...

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

 Post subject: Re: The Alternative Postwar Royal Navy Posted: July 19th, 2011, 12:59 pm 

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Have just joined this forum (normally I am uk 75, but I glitched my registration here). Excellent project. Any chance of doing the nuclear RFA based on the Resource class or Olns class tanker with Savannah aft end. Also the 1962 Escort cruiser design with Seadart instead of Seaslug. Friedmans new Cr...
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